Checking in with Paralympians: Equity in sport grabs the headlines

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 15, 2021

Focus on women in sport with International Women’s Day

Katarina Roxon

Canada’s Paralympians are staying busy, getting back to training, sharing their stories and opinions on social media, and more. We will check in regularly with what the nation’s Para athletes have been up to and share some of the top highlights here. 

Here’s a quick look at some recent updates: 

International Women’s Day was last Monday and many Canadian athletes marked the occasion on social media, including wheelchair basketball national team member Erica Gavel and Para swimmer Katarina Roxon. 




Evening the Odds is an AMI documentary on gender equity in sport, with a specific look at the situation within Para sport in Canada. Premiering last Friday, it featured several Canadian Paralympians.

The Toronto Observer recently did features on Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team veteran Nik Goncin and newcomer Garrett Ostepchuk.

CLICK HERE to read about Goncin and HERE to read about Ostepchuk. 

Ottawa Sports Pages, a publication dedicated to local athletes in the National Capital Region, recently published its Inclusion in Sport series.



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