High Performance

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

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

For Two Little Girls; The Importance of Representation – Julia Hanes

For Two Little Girls; the Importance of Representation by June Jang Julia Hanes, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Ottawa and a Canada Games gold medalist in para-athletics, often thinks about the two little girls in wheelchairs she met as a med student while on placement at a… Read More

Dolinar Named as 2022 Petro-Canada FACE Grant Recipient

Wheelchair tennis athlete Anne-Marie Dolinar among group of 11 para athletes to receive FACE grants A group of 55 up-and-coming athletes and their coaches have recently been announced as recipients of the 2022 Petro-Canada FACE grants. Among the class of 2022 includes wheelchair tennis athlete Anne-Marie Dolinar of Deep River,… Read More

ONPARA Announces 2022 Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Team

Junior provincial team selected for the 2022 National Championship The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the team selected to represent Ontario at the 2022 Junior National Championship in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Twelve of Ontario’s top junior-age athletes were chosen to represent the province following a… Read More

Research Studies (Various) – Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Disability Participation Project are seeking participants for a variety of research projects. Help make parasport better through research by filling out the following form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/9c217852444d4df3a404020677e9b070 Research Projects: Please let us know which projects you are interested in supporting. The support we are seeking… Read More

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