Job Opportunity: Bridging the Gap Provincial Coordinator

OWSA Seeks Bridging the Gap Coordinator

The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to coordinate our Bridging the Gap program.

Position: Bridging the Gap Provincial Coordinator
Term: Full-time contract (1 year with potential for on-going renewal)
Application Deadline: November 21, 2016
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Bridging the Gap is a National outreach and awareness program specifically designed to help individuals with and without physical disabilities become aware of the wheelchair sport and recreation options available in their communities. The program is supported by the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association, Tennis Canada and Wheelchair Basketball Canada, and currently promotes and supports wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and wheelchair basketball.

The Provincial Coordinator will take all required sport equipment to rehabilitation hospitals/centres, schools, and various community events to allow individuals to try our sports first-hand. This person will also manage our wheelchair loans program.


  • Coordinate, plan, and implement all aspects of the Bridging the Gap program
  • Facilitate wheelchair sport outreach “Have a Go” days and secure athlete ambassadors to co-facilitate sessions
  • Create and build partnerships with rehabilitation centres, schools, and community social service organizations
  • Assist in the development, evaluation and reporting on strategies and initiatives for recruiting potential athletes and increasing participation in wheelchair sports through Bridging the Gap initiatives
  • Increase awareness of wheelchair sports and assist new athletes by directing them to participation opportunities with our local clubs and programs.
  • Maintain our Wheelchair Loans Program and sport equipment maintenance
  • Coordinate recruitment and orientation of program volunteers


  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Program development and coordination experience
  • Outgoing personality and ability to network, build and develop partnerships
  • Effective group facilitating skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel and work off-site as required for program delivery
  • Experience working with people with disabilities a definite asset

For further details please view the full job posting on SIRC.

How to Apply

Please forward your application including resume and cover letter by November 21, 2016 to:

Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association

We thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is made possible through funding from the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association, Tennis Canada and Wheelchair Basketball Canada