ParaSport Ontario

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that was established in 1981 and incorporated in 1988. PO has four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations:

- Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA)
- Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA)
- Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA)
- Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA)

In addition to the four member organizations, ParaSport Ontario partners with eight other Provincial Sport Organizations in organizing the Ontario ParaSport Summer and Winter Games including:

- Ontario Sledge Hockey Association
- Alpine Ontario Para Race Team
- Ontario Curling Council
- Cross Country Ontario
- Swim Ontario
- Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association
- Ontario Lawn Bowls Association
- Athletics Ontario

A volunteer Board of Directors, that includes the Presidents of all four member Provincial Multi-Sport Associations, governs the organization. One subcommittee of the board is the Ontario Games Council, which is responsible for all games related policies and procedures.

PO affiliates a variety of ParaSport Clubs and more than 1800 athletes (inclusive of OALASA, OBSA, OCPSA, and OWSA) on a yearly basis. These athletes are given the opportunity to compete in Regional and Provincial Level competitions. PO works in collaboration with Host Communities and 12 Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations and Provincial Sport Organizations in delivering Summer and Winter Multi-ParaSport Games as well as ParaSport Expos.

PO is also very proud of its development programs that include “Ready Willing and Able” and a “Community Sport Development Program”. Through these programs, PO delivers introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. In addition, ParaSport Ontario works with Ontario municipalities to develop Accessible Sport Councils.

Status: 

Operating

Industries: 

Employee Count Range: 

2-10

Company type: 

Non Profit

Founded year: 

1981

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