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. But before an athlete can see themselves on the Paralympic podium, they must first address the barriers that sport can present. Our mission at the Paralympic Foundation of Canada is to make sport more accessible and available for Canadians with a disability so we can continue to help strengthen the Paralympic Movement in Canada and create a truly inclusive sporting landscape.  

 

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

Para Sport & Early Athlete Development

Sport starts in the community. By providing funding to community-based Para sport organizations, we’re working to ensure that sport is available and accessible for all Canadians with a disability, so that no barriers to sport exist.

Kids in racing chairs at a start line

Next Generation Programming

Next Generation programming supports Canada’s aspiring Paralympians who, with support, will have opportunities to excel in their sport at national and international competitions including the Paralympic Games. Funding supports Canada’s Next Gen 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 drive and talent to pursue their sport even further, and even represent Canada on the world stage. Now, 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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