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

Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30am - 4:30pm

Un-fore-gettable Day for ParaSport® Ontario

Michael Schneider / Invested Media/ Find the Joy Event Photography
Michael Schneider / Invested Media/ Find the Joy Event Photography

 

TORONTO — The inaugural Para Pro Am Golf Tournament, hosted by ParaSport® Ontario, welcomed over 225 golfers and guests, including PGA of Canada pros, ParaGolf Ontario golfers, celebrity golfers, members of the Federal Government, para athletes, Paralympians and other special guests.


Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes presented an award from the House of Commons during the dinner portion of the evening, congratulating ParaSport Ontario for its “role in the development of athletes with disabilities in our province” and “continued support toward providing active living opportunities and commitment to the principle of inclusive sports.”


Honoured guest Khelyse Crowe-Kasule, 8, and her father Ivan shared some incredible moments together on the greens.

 

It was the first time since her injury less than three months ago that she had met so many others with limb loss like herself.

 

Crowe-Kasule was also in good company among 30 other youngsters with disabilities who all share a passion for sport, and played seven different parasport games throughout the day with ParaSport Ontario’s team of ambassadors.

 

Crowe-Kasule was also presented with a special set of TaylorMade junior golf clubs and personal coaching from guest Todd Keirstead, world-class entertainer, trick-shot artist and adapted golf instructor.


There was much talk and enthusiasm throughout the day among sponsors, members of the parasport community and of course paragolfers themselves to see ParaGolf included in the 2024 Paralympic Games.

 

Said Joe Millage, ParaSport Ontario Chair, “We are committed as an organization to take on that challenge to get paragolf on the Paralympic program.”


For more on the event watch the CTV Toronto coverage.


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For more information, please contact:
Erin O’Sullivan
Communications Coordinator
programs@parasportontario.ca
416-426-7187 ext. 304

 

One Of The Most Unique Golf Tournaments Is Levelling The Playing Field In Parasport

ParaGolf Caroline Larsson (from ParaSport® Ontario)

ParaSport Ontario will be hosting one of the most unique golfs tournaments ever held before, with five-player teams made up of professional golfers, celebrities, para athletes and corporate sponsors.

This tournament is a great opportunity to highlight how inclusive the sport can be and raise the profile of para golf to one day become a Paralympic sport.

Guests will have the opportunity to try many adaptive sports and meet the para athletes who play them, while also enjoying a great day on the greens.

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1st Annual Celebrity Pro Am Golf Tournament 2018

ParaSport Ontario Golf Tournament Aug 20 2018

Join us this summer for one of the most unique golf tournaments ever seen!

ParaSport® Ontario will be hosting the 1st Annual Celebrity Pro Am Golf Tournament presented by RBC PGA Scramble and PGA of Canada.

 

5-player Teams consisting of a ParaGolfer, a PGA of Canada Pro, Corporate Player(s) and a Celebrity will deliver the atmosphere and competitiveness of a professional tournament, along with a great line-up of engaging social events. The team entry fee is $5,000, and the winning team will qualify for the RBC PGA Scramble Regional Final and with a win there, on to the National Championship at Cabot Links in Cape Breton in October, all expenses paid.

 

Registration includes: the Quality Participant Package, 18 holes of golf, use of practice facilities, lunch, clinic hosted by Todd Keirstead, cart, dinner, great entertainment and much more.

 

For more information on teams/registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Executive Director, Jeff Tiessen.

 

T: 416-426-7187 ext. 302 E: jeff@parasportontario.ca

 

People In Motion Show

ParaSport® Ontario will be at the People in Motion show hosted at Variety Village on June 15th & 16th! Each day from 10:00 am - 5:00 pmyou will find us ready to give sportdemonstrations and provide information about active living opportunities for everyBODY.

 

Admission is FREE to the public, tons of exhibitors, a career fair and many more great things and people to see!

 

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ParaSport® Ontario is serious about getting youth and adults with disabilities back in the game. There’s a sport out there for everyBODY! And plenty of parasports for ALL to TRY!

 

Join the ParaSport Family of individuals with and without disabilities, organizations and professionals who are fans of sport and recreation for all. Whether you are someone who can benefit directly from what we do, or just want to help spread the word to those who can... become a member today. It's FREE! 

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It's always a great day when you receive a letter from the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory. Thank you 

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It's official. The extremely talented Toronto-based vocal group, Eh440 will be our Headlining Act at the 3rd Annual Evening for Inclusion 

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