High Performance

Job Posting: Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Coordinator

ONPARA is sharing this job opportunity on behalf of our partners at Wheelchair Basketball Canada High Performance Coordinator Terms of Contract Full-time position (40 hours per week); Travel will be required; Located at the WBC National Training Centre in Scarborough, Ont. Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) has an immediate opening for… Read More

Six Ontario Athletes to Compete in Wheelchair Tennis National Championships

Team Ontario headed to Montréal to contend for national titles The Ontario Para Network wishes the best of luck to the six Ontario athletes who will be competing this weekend at the 2021 Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships. This event will mark the participants’ first opportunity to return to the… Read More

Job Opportunity: Wheelchair Basketball Canada Event Manager

ONPARA is sharing this job opportunity on behalf of our partners at Wheelchair Basketball Canada IWBF 2026 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships Event Manager Position Type: Full Time Job Location: Ottawa (work remotely) Employment Type: Employee Expected Start Date: January 3, 2022 Overall Scope of the Position: Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC)… 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

Research Study: Mental Toughness and Injury Rehabilitation Behaviours in Elite Youth Sport

Researchers at Brock University’s Centre for Healthy Youth Development through Sport (CHYD) are seeking research study participants for a project entitled Mental Toughness and Injury Rehabilitation Behaviors in Elite Youth Sport in Canada. Study Overview, Significance and Expected Outcomes Mental toughness is a recognized and valued construct in sporting communities,… Read More

How to Watch the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Broadcast and live streaming schedules available for the Paralympic Games The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will run from Tuesday, August 24 to Sunday, September 5, 2021. CBC will offer daily broadcasts totalling 68 hours of television coverage — more than ever before — including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Hosted… Read More

Fourteen Ontario Athletes Named to Team Canada for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Three women and 11 men from Ontario will represent Canada in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis in Tokyo As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held their Closing Ceremony last Sunday to signal the end of the 17-day global affair, inevitably, for those in the parasport community, the countdown… Read More

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

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 Announces 2020 Women’s Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Team

Senior Women’s provincial team selected for the 2019-2020 season championship The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the team originally selected to represent Ontario at the 2020 CWBL Women’s National Championship. The tournament was scheduled to take place in Amherst, Nova Scotia from April 3-5 but was… Read More