ONPARA Announces Partnership with Communiti

Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is excited to announce that it has officially partnered with the Communiti Sports App to help our member clubs expand their reach. The app is easy-to-use with a modern, user-friendly interface. This partnership will provide a platform for the general public to get involved in our programs. Communiti is an app… Read More

ONPARA Announces New Staff 2022

ONPARA is excited to announce the hiring of new staff to our team.  Please join us in welcoming Claire, Naiomi, and Tammy! Here’s a little more about our new team: Claire comes from a long history of being a high-performance athlete since 2009 where she competed on the Collegiate and… Read More

Golf Anyone?

  Mixed Ability TRY Golf Event – Invitation Ontario Para Network & Golf Ontario have partnered to build a strong and more inclusive sport communities by introducing opportunities for participation in the sport of GOLF. As an Ontario Para Network athlete, we would like to cordially invited to attend our… Read More

ONPARA Announces 2022 Wheelchair Basketball Selection Camp Invitations

2023 Canada Games selections set to begin for Ontario wheelchair basketball athletes The Ontario Para Network is pleased to announce the 17 junior wheelchair basketball athletes who have been invited to attend the 2022-2023 Team Ontario selection camps. Athletes selected through the series of camps will represent Ontario at the… Read More

Ontario Earns Podium Finishes at Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

Team Ontario claims two silvers, one bronze, and multiple individual awards in Montréal The 2022 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships wrapped up over the weekend, with all three Ontario teams earning podium finishes. The event was hosted within the greater Défi Sportif Altergo and featured 10 teams from across Canada competing… Read More

Rosters Announced for 2022 Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

Team Ontario headed to Montréal to contend for national titles The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the teams selected to represent Ontario at the 2022 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships in Montréal, Québec. A total of 22 Ontario athletes were selected to compete in the event and… Read More

ONPARA Welcomes Kyle Brisbane as School Programs Coordinator

The Ontario Para Network is pleased to welcome Kyle Brisbane in the role of School Programs Coordinator. Kyle comes to the organization with a practical background in Recreation Therapy, having recently obtained his diploma in Therapeutic Recreation from Canadore College and gained first-hand experience working at the Abilities Centre in… Read More

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 Study: Classification Experiences of Parasport Athletes

Researchers from Western University are seeking participants for a study on the classification experiences of parasport athletes. The goal of the study is to understand the embodied experiences associated with disability sport classification and potentially highlight the power dynamics within sport and create space for new understanding of the ways… Read More