Research Study: Sport Specialization in Disability Sport

Sport Specialization in Disability Sport: A Retrospective Narrative Approach Early sport specialization in childhood and early adolescence continues to gain in popularity despite its well-known physiological and psychosocial health risks. However, the vast majority of this research has been conducted in able-bodied sport, while less is known about the developmental… Read More

Job Opportunity: Executive Director

The Ontario Para Network is seeking a highly-collaborative, innovative team leader who is adept at building partnerships, strengthening community relationships, and inspiring staff and stakeholders alike to fulfill the role of Executive Director. Position: Executive Director Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Location: Toronto, Ontario Reports to: Ontario Para Network… Read More

Laura Wilson to Depart Role as ONPARA Executive Director

It’s not goodbye, it’s ‘see you later’ It is with bittersweet emotion that the Ontario Para Network announces the departure of Executive Director Laura Wilson, effective July 2. After seven years in the role and with a strong sense of accomplishment, Laura will be moving on to pursue new opportunities… Read More

Research Study: Community Peer Support Among Individuals Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers from the Carleton University Department of Psychology are looking to learn more about the experience with peer support of those with a spinal cord injury and what aspects of peer relationships they find most (or least) valuable. To participate in this study, you must: Be 18 years of age… Read More

In Memory of Barbara Montemurro

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Barbara “Barb” Montemurro, a passionate advocate who has been instrumental in developing our organization and the para sports community in Ontario and beyond. Barbara passed away on January 11, 2021. Barbara dedicated over 40 years of… Read More

Caldwell and Combdon Named 2020 ONPARA GivingTuesday Ambassadors

ONPARA is proud to introduce Cody Caldwell and Candice Combdon as our 2020 GivingTuesday Athlete Ambassadors!   Cody & Candice both know first-hand the tremendous impact that sport plays in the rehabilitation & recovery process and the overall health of people with disabilities, and they want to pay it forward… Read More

ONPARA Launches 2020 GivingTuesday Campaign

Give the gift of sport & recreation by supporting our ‘Bridging the Gap’ program this GivingTuesday The giving season is upon us, and this year, charities, not-for-profits, and community organizations around the world need your support more than ever. ONPARA will be participating for its second consecutive year in GivingTuesday… Read More

ONPARA Receives Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant

In September, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced an $8 million sport relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond. Many community organizations have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased program costs. The… Read More

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held virtually over Zoom. To nominate a member in good standing, please use this 2020 Board of Directors Nomination Form. The AGENDA AGM 2019-20_Nov_10_2020 can be found by clicking on the link. Nominations… Read More

Job Opportunity: Communications Assistant

ONPARA is seeking a creative individual with strong written and verbal communication skills for the role of Communications Assistant. The candidate will support all ONPARA communications and social media activities. This position will appeal to students or recent graduates from a journalism, media, or communications program with a keen interest… Read More