ONPARA Welcomes Doug Hannum as New Executive Director

ONPARA icon logo in redThe Ontario Para Network is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Hannum in the role of Executive Director, effective Monday, August 23, 2021.

Doug has had a long and successful leadership career in the amateur sports and not-for-profit sectors, including as Executive Director of Boxing Ontario, CEO of Cricket Canada, Executive Director of Masters Swimming Canada, and various management roles at the Canadian Red Cross. Doug will bring a wealth of experience from his previous roles to our organization in areas such as governance, government & community partner relations, program & club development, social media & promotion, and fundraising & sponsorship campaigns. Doug is an avid follower of amateur and professional sports and is committed to leading a healthy lifestyle.

“ONPARA is an excellent fit with my prior experiences and my understanding of ONPARA’s future potential. In addition, as an individual with lived experience of having a disability, I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the ONPARA board, staff, and community in moving the organization forward,” said Hannum.

Doug can be reached at doug@onpara.ca and 416-426-7189.

About the Ontario Para Network

Formerly known as the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, our mission at the Ontario Para Network (ONPARA) is to grow opportunities for participation in adaptive sports across Ontario. As the governing body for wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis in the province, we strive to offer opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in recreational, competitive, and high performance programs. We lead, develop, support and advocate for athletes, coaches and volunteers to build strong and inclusive sport communities. We also deliver extensive outreach and education programs targeting schools as well as individuals and clinicians at rehabilitation hospitals and the broader health care sector.