Research Studies

Research Study: Classification Experiences of Parasport Athletes

Researchers from Western University are seeking participants for a study on the classification experiences of parasport athletes. The goal of the study is to understand the embodied experiences associated with disability sport classification and potentially highlight the power dynamics within sport and create space for new understanding of the ways… 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: Research Projects: Please let us know which projects you are interested in supporting. The support we are seeking… Read More

Research Study: Motivations and barriers to playing parasports

The Algonquin College Human-Centred Design Institute invites you to participate in a survey examining motivations and barriers to playing parasports. This study is being conducted on behalf of Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Findings will help inform the development of a recruitment strategy to attract prospective athletes. Eligibility: must be 18 years… Read More

Research Study: Examining Coach Education for Para sport: Suggestions

The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Coaching Association of Canada are seeking to understand the experiences of coaches and athletes in Para sport for an independent study. Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this study is to examine current and future delivery of coach education for parasport in Canada. For… 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

Research Study: An Investigation of Current Administrators’ Experiences in Powerchair Sport

Are you a powerchair sport champion?  Do you have experience starting and/or supporting powerchair sport in your community? Researchers from Queen’s University and McGill University, along with the Canadian Disability Participation Project, are currently recruiting research participants for: Online surveys with current powerchair athletes (pre-COVID) to better understand factors contributing… Read More

Research Study: Exploring perceptions and utility of physical activity campaigns among individuals with a disability

Researchers and Master’s students from Queen’s University are seeking individuals ages 16+ who self-identify as a women or girl with a disability to take part in an upcoming research study. The purpose of this research is to examine how women and girls with a disability perceive Para sport campaigns and… Read More

CAO’s ‘Coaching Report Card’ Research Study

The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO), in partnership with the University of Toronto, are launching a first-of-its-kind study into the landscape of coaching in Ontario. We want to make coaching and sport better for everyone. To make it happen we need your help. Join the hundreds of coaches who have… 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

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