Foessel named to CAC’s ‘Women in Coaching’ Apprenticeship Program

Coaching Association of Canada announces 2023 Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprentice Coaches The Ontario Para Network is proud to announce that wheelchair basketball coach Andrea Foessel (Shelburne, ON) has been selected to take part in the Coaching Association of Canada’s ‘Women in Coaching’ Canada Games Apprenticeship Program for 2023…. Read More

Research Studies (Various) – Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Disability Participation Project are seeking participants for a variety of research projects. Help make parasport better through research by filling out the following form: Research Projects: Please let us know which projects you are interested in supporting. The support we are seeking… Read More

Research Study: Examining Coach Education for Para sport: Suggestions

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Coaching Association of Canada are seeking to understand the experiences of coaches and athletes in Para sport for an independent study. Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this study is to examine current and future delivery of coach education for parasport in Canada. For… Read More

ONPARA Bids Farewell to Provincial Coach Paul Bowes

Bowes to pursue new coaching opportunity in Germany The Ontario Para Network is saddened to announce the departure of Paul Bowes as Provincial Coach of our Senior Women’s wheelchair basketball team. “Bowesy,” as he is affectionately known throughout the wheelchair basketball community, has been at the helm of the Ontario… Read More

CAO’s ‘Coaching Report Card’ Research Study

The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO), in partnership with the University of Toronto, are launching a first-of-its-kind study into the landscape of coaching in Ontario. We want to make coaching and sport better for everyone. To make it happen we need your help. Join the hundreds of coaches who have… Read More

Ken Thom Memorial Coaching Award Recipient Announcement

Ken Hall named as recipient of 2019 Ken Thom Coaching Award ONPARA is proud to announce coach Ken Hall as the successful recipient of the inaugural Ken Thom Memorial Coaching Award. Ken Hall got his start coaching with Cruisers Sports after Ken Thom encouraged him to give it a try…. Read More

Kathy Ludwig Named Team Ontario Head Coach

Ludwig returns to lead Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program for 2023 Canada Games The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to announce the re-hiring of Kathy Ludwig as the Head Coach of the Ontario Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program. She has agreed to a four-year commitment and will work with… Read More

Coaching Opportunity: Head Coach, Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program

ONPARA is currently seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated individual to fulfill the role of Head Coach for the Team Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program over the next four years leading up to the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Position: Head Coach, Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program Position Type: 1 year… Read More

ONPARA Accepting Nominations for 2019 Ken Thom Memorial Coaching Award

Nomination period now open for inaugural Ken Thom Memorial Coaching Award On September 24, 2017, the Ontario Para Network lost its President, Ken Thom. Ken was a passionate, dedicated, and committed leader in the adaptive sports community, and a tireless advocate for athletes with disabilities and their families. Although Ken… Read More

Kathy Ludwig Receives Wheelchair Basketball Canada 2018 True Sport Award

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces 2018 award winners (May 5, 2018 – MARTENSVILLE, SK.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada proudly announced the names of its major award winners on Saturday evening at its 2018 annual awards banquet as part of the festivities of the 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship in Martensville, SK. Cindy Ouellet and… Read More