This year, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Pfizer Canada are celebrating 25 years of supporting and promoting the Paralympic Movement together. Throughout 2021, we will look back on special sporting moments and milestones from each year of the partnership.

Old image of a Paralympic Games with the Pfizer 25 logo

Paralympic sport takes next step in Canada in 1996
Pfizer Canada comes on board as first major corporate sponsor

Back in 1996, it was a strong possibility that Canadian athletes would have to partially pay their own way to the Paralympic Games in Atlanta. Click here for full story.

Patrick Anderson, wheelchair basketball

Patrick Anderson makes international debut in 1997 

Patrick Anderson today is known as one of the best wheelchair basketball players to ever grace the court. A three-time Paralympic champion, he is preparing to suit up for his fifth Paralympic Games this summer. Click here for full story.

Stacy Kohut alpine skiing

Daredevil helps Canada nearly double medal total at Nagano 1998

Canada grabs 15 Paralympic medals after eight podium visits four years earlier. Click here for full story. 

Chantal Benoit

Canada competes at first Parapan Am Games in 1999

Games ultimately grow leaps and bounds to become crucial step for Paralympics. Click here for full story.

25 years left, Stephanie Dixon arms and head out of water while competing in breast stroke

Canadian swimmers win showdown at Sydney 2000

Swimmers win half of Canada's medals; Canada top swimming nation. Click here for full story.

Athlete being inducted into the hall of fame

Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame inducts first athletes in 2001

Arnold Boldt and Eugene Reimer first to enter Hall. Click here for full story.

Lauren Woolstencroft skiing

McKeever, Woolstencroft makes Games debut at 2002 Paralympics

Canada would deliver best ever Winter Games to that point. Click here for full story.

Brian McPherson skiing

2003 Vancouver announcement rocks Canadian Paralympic world

Big step forward for inclusion as first time both Games on one billing. Click here for full story.

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Canada equals best-ever team sport performance in Athens  

Canadians win four team medals at 2004 Paralympic Games. Click here for the full story.

Basketball, Men's team image with Athens leaf headpiece on a template with 25 in gold

Canadians honoured at first IPC Awards in 2005

Men’s wheelchair basketball team, Dr. Colin Higgs receive awards. Click here for the full story.  

Para ice hockey players

2006 a golden year for Para ice hockey and wheelchair curling 

Canada wins both team events on the ice at Torino 2006. Click here for the full story.  

Valerie swimming in the pool

Canada stars in swimming at 2007 Parapan American Games

Dixon, Grand’Maison and Cole set the tone ahead of Beijing Games. Click here for the full story.

Chantal Petitclerc in her racing chair

Chantal Petitclerc five times golden at Beijing 2008

Wheelchair racing legend wins Lou Marsh Award for performance at last Paralympics. Click here for the full story.


Canada tops medal board at 2009 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships

Woolstencroft, Forest send strong message year before Vancouver Games. Click here for the full story.

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Canada produces best-ever Winter Games at Vancouver 2010

Canadian Paralympians place third in medal standings on home soil. Click here for the full story.

Michelle Stilwell sits in race chair and pumps arm into air

Michelle Stilwell stars for Canada at 2011 world championships

Wheelchair racer notches three gold and a silver. Click here for the full story.

Patrick Anderson hugging his teammate

London 2012 a triumph for the Paralympic Movement

Many memorable moments for Canada and the world. Click here for the full story.

Valérie Grand’Maison in the pool

Montreal hosts successful 2013 World Para Swimming Championships 

Canada duplicates medal count from London 2012. Click here for the full story.

Josh Dueck on his sit ski

Josh Dueck becomes Paralympic champion at Sochi 2014 

Closing Ceremony flag bearer looks back on his 2014 Games experience. Click here for the full story.

wheelchair rugby team

Home Parapan Am Games in 2015 cherished by athletes 

Toronto 2015 a springboard event for Gagné and wheelchair rugby team. Click here for the full story.

Tristen Chernove cycling

Canadian Para cyclists make breakthrough at Rio 2016 

Para cycling top sport for Canada at Paralympic Games for first time. Click here for the full story.

Mac Marcoux and Jack Leitch Para alpine

Para alpine and Para nordic skiers serve notice in 2017

World championships results primed Canada a year ahead of the Paralympics. Click here for the full story. 

Para nordic ski team

Canada revels in best-ever Paralympic Winter Games in 2018

Para nordic skiers lead Canadian Paralympic Team to record 28 medals. Click here for the full story.

Nicholas Bennet in the pool

Youth movement at 2019 Parapan Am Games

Nine teenagers with medals at Games in Lima, Peru. Click here for the full story.

Danielle Kisser and her home built pool

Canadian Paralympic athletes get creative as competition halted

Training plans adapted as Tokyo 2020 delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the full story.