Stephen Burke is currently the Director of Domestic Programs for Canadian Blind Sports. Prior to his role with CBSA Stephen, was a para cycling coach; working independently and for a number of organizations including the Repsol Sport Centre the CSI Calgary and the University of Calgary, Olympic Oval Cycling Centre.
As a Coaches of Canada Designated Charted Professional Coach and NCCP Level 3 certified cycling coach (road, mountain bike, track), he researches, plans, delivers, and evaluates training programs for para, youth and adult cyclists. Linkages include the Alberta Cerebral Palsy, Amputee, Blind and Spinal Cord Injured Sports Associations. Stephen is also a member of Cycling Canada’s Para Cycling Advisory Group. He also works part time for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport as a doping control officer and is a technical classifier for the Union Cyclist International. Stephen is a board member of the Calgary Para Sport Working Group and is a past board member of Coaches of Canada.
He started his cycling coaching career in 1998 at the National Cycling Centre in Calgary where he founded the Para Cycling Program and Junior Development Programs. Athletes from these programs have represented Canada the Paralympic Games since 2004 and every Olympic Games since 2008.
Stephen was the assistant coach at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics and the Head Coach at the Athens 2004 Paralympics, he lead the Canadian Cycling Association Para Cycling Program from 2003 to 2007 and he was a member of the working group related to the New NCCP Development and the 1st Edition of the Para Cycling LTAD.