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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

Casting Call – Adults with Visible Disabilities

Milo Casting is seeking individuals with a visible disability for a financial campaign! You have a visible disability and have a group of 2-4 friends (or partners or family members) who are in the same social bubble during the COVID-19 crisis All members are roughly 25-40 years old Looking for… Read More

Casting Call for Child with a Disability

Seeking child with a disability for a McDonald’s campaign Jigsaw Casting Ltd. is seeking children with a disability, aged 7-10, for a McDonald’s campaign in Toronto! This is a union campaign. Non-union members are welcome to apply. Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. No previous acting experience is… Read More

Requesting Your Opinion – ONPARA Return to Sport Member Survey

We want to understand your level of comfort in returning to sport, and social gatherings as Ontario continues to recover from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please take a few moments to complete our member survey by Thursday July 30, 2020 The data collected will help us determine how to safely… Read More