High Performance

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

2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship Cancelled

STATEMENT ON 2020 JUNIOR EAST WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (March 12, 2020 – FREDERICTON, N.B.) The 2020 Junior East Wheelchair Basketball Championship has been cancelled. Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) and host Parasport New Brunswick made the decision due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place… Read More

ONPARA Announces 2020 Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Team

Junior provincial team selected for the 2019-2020 season championship The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to formally announce the team selected to represent Ontario at the 2020 Junior East Regional Championship in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Following a series of selection and training camps that look place between September 2019… Read More

Kathy Ludwig Named Team Ontario Head Coach

Ludwig returns to lead Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program for 2023 Canada Games The Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is proud to announce the re-hiring of Kathy Ludwig as the Head Coach of the Ontario Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program. She has agreed to a four-year commitment and will work with… Read More

Athlete Profile – Rob Shaw

“I feel like I’m competing not just for myself but for the dozens and dozens of people who are out there supporting me” Rob Shaw began his relationship with competitive tennis as a coach, for the stand-up game. He coached stand-up tennis for about three years before his injury. After… Read More

Nine Ontario Athletes Compete at 2019 Canadian Track & Field Championships

Ontario wheelchair athletes come away with 16 medals at National Championships This past weekend, nine Ontario Para-Athletics wheelchair athletes (T/F 51-57) competed in the 2019 Canadian Track & Field Championships. The event, hosted by Athletics Canada, took place at the Complex Sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal, QC from July 25-28 and… Read More

Coaching Opportunity: Head Coach, Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program

ONPARA is currently seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated individual to fulfill the role of Head Coach for the Team Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program over the next four years leading up to the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Position: Head Coach, Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program Position Type: 1 year… Read More

Four Canadians Named to Wheelchair Tennis Team for Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games

– All four players will be making their Parapan Am debuts Canadian Paralympic Committee – https://paralympic.ca/news/four-canadians-named-wheelchair-tennis-team-lima-2019-parapan-am-games Ottawa, July 22, 2019 – Four wheelchair tennis players will be making their Parapan American Games debuts in Lima next month, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Tennis Canada announced Monday. Lima 2019 marks the… Read More