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Casting Call for Young Boy with a Disability

Seeking young boy with a disability for an animated action/comedy Synopsis: In a world where every good deed is recorded for social media and judged in likes and comments, our kid-heroes buck the trend and uses their mastery of sneakery to perform anonymous good deeds for others! This crew doesn’t… Read More

Research Study: Post-amputation Phantom Limb

Did you undergo an upper and/or lower limb amputation more than 3 months ago? Are you interested in sharing how you experience a phantom limb? If so, we would like you to participate As a participant in this research, you will be asked to respond to questionnaires and complete an… Read More

Research Study: Financial Wellbeing Among People with Upper/Lower Limb Amputation

Does the cost of living with limb loss affect your wellbeing? Are you interested in sharing your experience regarding the financial impact of upper and/or lower limb amputation? Download recruitment flyer here. What is involved? Participants will complete a 15-30 minute survey by phone Who can participate? You are living… Read More

Research Study: Pain in children and youth with cerebral palsy

Understanding pain trajectories and their association with well-being in children and youth with cerebral palsy Summary We are asking children and youth with cerebral palsy to help us learn about if they hurt and if it affects them. This study will help us better understand about if and how much… Read More

Research Study: Survey on Accessibility in Canada

We are a research team from KITE, the research arm of Toronto Rehab-University Health Network. We want to learn about the main barriers to accessibility that individuals in Canada experience. Download the ‘Accessibility in Canada’ survey poster here. Who is invited to participate: Individuals who are 18 years old or… Read More

Casting Call for People with Visible Disabilities

Seeking individuals with visible disabilities for upcoming furniture campaign Jigsaw Casting Ltd. is seeking individuals, aged 25-45, with a visible disability, for upcoming furniture campaign in Toronto. Compensation Pays approximately $5,000+ per person, if selected. Details & Submission Information Ages 25-45 Must have a visible disability No previous acting experience… Read More

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. The Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 6:30pm at the offices of the Ontario Para Network: 100 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 101 Toronto Ontario M4A 1B3. To nominate a member in good standing, please use this 2019 Board of… Read More

ONPARA Teaming Up with OFSAA’s Try Day Program

ONPARA is teaming up with OFSAA through our Wheelchair Basketball School Program The Ontario Para Network’s Wheelchair Basketball School Program has introduced wheelchair basketball to over 100,000 students in 200+ schools since 2017. For the 2019-2020 school year we have teamed up with the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations… Read More

Casting Call for Women in Wheelchairs

Toronto Talent Agency seeking a woman in a wheelchair for a TV production Seeking: Woman who uses a wheelchair, aged 20+ years old Please note only persons that are in a wheelchair may apply   Shoot Date: Thursday October 24, 2019 Location: Toronto, ON (interior) Production: Mrs. America Application: Please email… 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