ONPARA Welcomes Kyle Brisbane as School Programs Coordinator

ONPARA icon logo in redThe Ontario Para Network is pleased to welcome Kyle Brisbane in the role of School Programs Coordinator.

Kyle comes to the organization with a practical background in Recreation Therapy, having recently obtained his diploma in Therapeutic Recreation from Canadore College and gained first-hand experience working at the Abilities Centre in Whitby.

Additionally, Kyle has years of experience as a basketball athlete and coach, which will undoubtedly translate well to introducing students and educators to wheelchair basketball and other adaptive sports as part of the ONPARA School Programs. He spent a year in Ireland at the Limerick Institute of Technology completing his Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning and playing basketball competitively.

“I’m looking forward to working for the Ontario Para Network. It’s important to me be part of an organization that actively increases opportunities for those with disabilities and raises awareness. Sports have played a large role in my life growing up and I believe that everyone should get the opportunity to participate if they want to,” said Brisbane.

Kyle can be reached at schoolprograms@onpara.ca

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.