ONPARA Teaming Up with OFSAA’s Try Day Program
ONPARA is teaming up with OFSAA through our Wheelchair Basketball School Program
The Ontario Para Network’s Wheelchair Basketball School Program has introduced wheelchair basketball to over 100,000 students in 200+ schools since 2017. For the 2019-2020 school year we have teamed up with the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) to help make participating in our program more affordable to secondary schools across the Greater Toronto Area.
OFSAA’s ‘Try Day’ Program allows students to participate in new sports and physical activities by assisting with the funding needed to register for these programs.
Secondary schools within the GTA (Halton, Peel, Toronto, Durham & York Regions) that have registered for our Wheelchair Basketball Rental Program are eligible to apply for OFSAA’s Try Day Grant! This is a great opportunity to introduce an exciting and inclusive sport to students at an affordable cost!
School Programs Manager
Ontario Para Network
About the Ontario Para Network
Formerly known as the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, our mission at the Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is to grow adaptive sport opportunities across Ontario. As the governing body for wheelchair sports in the province, we strive to offer opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in wheelchair athletics, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis at recreational, competitive and high performance levels.
About the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA)
OFSAA is a federation of 18 regional school athletic associations geographically spread across the province. We are comprised of student-athletes, teacher-coaches, principals, and sport administrators all committed to the philosophy of education through school sport. Our main priority is to work with volunteer teacher-coaches to provide 38 provincial championships and six festivals for Ontario’s student-athletes; however we offer other programs and services that enhance school sport in the province.