Quick facts

Birthdate

May 15, 1965

Birthplace

Stittsville, Ont.

Residence

Stittsville, Ont.

Sport

Wheelchair Curling

Experience

Beijing 2022

Collinda Joseph has competed at the last three world championships on Canada’s wheelchair curling team. 

She first got involved in wheelchair curling when her rehab centre held a Give it a Go event at the RA Centre in Ottawa. She immediately enjoyed the sport but there wasn’t a team she could play on until a spot opened on a team in Ottawa the following winter in 2006. She jumped on the opportunity and hasn’t looked back since then.

Joseph has been invited to national team training camps since 2012 and her first selection to Team Canada was in 2019. She has been part of the team ever since and has now been named to her first Paralympic team. 

Her early career highlights include her first provincial championship win in 2009 and her first Ontario title as a skip in 2016. 

Joseph also works as the Manager of Standards Development and Research with Accessibility Standards Canada and is a volunteer board member with Abilities Centre Ottawa. 

In 1983, Joseph was taking a French language night school course for a high school credit and part of that course was the opportunity to travel to France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland in the summer. Near the end of the trip the group was travelling by train from Nice to Paris and the train derailed and she sustained a spinal cord injury in the accident.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2019, 2020, 2021 World Championships

PERSONAL
Joseph and her husband, Euan, have two children: Sara and Hanna… Manager of Standards Development and Research within Accessibility Standards Canada… Injured in a train derailment during a high school exchange to France in 1983… After her injury in 1983, she initially took up wheelchair basketball… Fan of the Toronto Raptors and an Ottawa Senators season ticket holder since the 1992-93 inaugural season.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2021 World Championships – 5th 
2020 World Championships – 2nd
2019 World Championships – 10th 

Paralympic Medals

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