At the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, we believe winning the race begins with ensuring that every single Canadian can imagine themselves at the start line. To get there, we must work together to remove barriers to participation in sport. Our mission is to ensure that the people, programs, and equipment are in place so that Canadians with a disability can be active in sport – in their communities and all the way to the Paralympic podium.

The Paralympic Foundation of Canada provides financial support across three main program areas:


Para Sport Development

Sport starts in the community. By providing funding to community-based Para sport delivery organizations, we’re working to ensure that sport is available and accessible for all Canadians with a disability.

Kids in racing chairs at a start line

Next Generation Programming

Next Generation athlete development programming supports Canada’s Paralympic hopefuls who have the potential to excel in their sport at national and international competitions including the Paralympic Games. Funding supports Canada’s Next Generation of Para athletes through five key areas of programming:

  1. Coaching
  2. Training Environments
  3. Equipment
  4. Health and Wellness
  5. Sport Science

Keely Shaw on a bike

High Performance

High Performance programming supports Para athletes who represent Canada at the highest levels. This funding supports the Para athletes who have the talent and ambition to pursue their sport further and represent Canada on the world stage.  When we see Canadian Para athletes represent our country, we know – and they know – your support is behind them.

Collin Cameron, para nordic skiing crossing the finish line

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