Key Facts

  • 162

    Canadian Athletes

  • 19


  • 528


  • 159

    Participating Nations

  • 4,342

    Total # of Athletes

  • 22

    Total # of Sports

Learn More About How Canada Performed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Canada at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
Stefan Daniel, Rio 2016 - Para Triathlon

Canadian Paralympic Team highlights from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The 2016 Summer Paralympics, the 15th Summer Paralympic Games, were a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016. The Games marked the first time a Latin American and South American city hosted the event, the second Southern Hemisphere city and nation, the first one being the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, and also the first time a Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country hosted the event.