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) has been awarded the rights to host the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation’s (IWBF) 2026 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (2026WWBC) – the world’s largest team sport event for high-performance athletes with a disability. The elite tournament is unlike any other international sporting event previously held in Canada. It is a spectacle of eye-opening athleticism, tenacity and perseverance starring the top wheelchair basketball athletes. It is an emotionally charged experience that defies perceptions and an inspiring celebration that unites people and captivates audiences around the world over 11 days of fierce competition. With 28 teams (16 men’s and 12 women’s), the event will feature 620+ team members, involve 1000 of participants, tens of thousands of spectators, and move millions.

The 2026WWBC Event Manager will be a key member of the local organizing committee over the next 5 years, and will be responsible for assisting WBC’s senior leadership with logistical and operational requirements for the event.

WBC is the National Sport Organization responsible for wheelchair basketball in Canada and a member of the IWBF.

For more information and application details, please view the full Job Posting on SIRC.

Wendy Gittens
Executive Director
Wheelchair Basketball Canada

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games.

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