Fundraising – Team Ontario Juniors

Junior Provincial Program

2019 Canada Games team

The Ontario Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program (Team Ontario) provides high performance training & competition opportunities for the province’s Junior-age athletes. The team competes in the Canada Winter Games every 4 years.

The Ontario Junior Program is funded through multiple sources, including athlete fees, grants, fundraising, partnerships, sponsorship, and donations. Funding supports the team’s training and competition expenses such as facility rentals, coaching, tournament registration fees, and travel & accommodations for major competitions.

Please see below for various fundraising initiatives currently active for the 2019-2020 season. Additionally, ONPARA is always looking to expand our network and foster new relationships and partnerships. If you or someone you know is interested in supporting the Ontario Junior program in a specific manner, please contact Josée Matte.

Donations in Memory of Catherine Nelson

female wheelchair athleteOn April 24, 2020, Team Ontario suddenly lost one of its athletes, Catherine Nelson, at the young age of 15. As per the family’s wishes, anyone wishing to make a donation in Catherine’s memory are welcome to do so using the following link:
Funds raised will offset the cost of the Team Ontario Junior program.

In Memory of Catherine Nelson

FlipGive Fundraiser

The Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program has teamed up with FlipGive in order to raise funds to offset their training and competition expenses for the 2019-2020 season.

FlipGive is a team funding app that simplifies raising money for sports teams, schools and community groups. Shop your favourite brands online – including, Starbucks, Indigo, Sportchek, Canadian Tire, Cineplex, AliExpress, many restaurant gift cards, and Esso to name a few – and Team Ontario will earn up to 25% cash back on purchases, at no extra charge to you! Just download and activate the FlipGive icon on your computer or phone and start shopping!

Step 1 – Click on the following link: and click ‘Join This Team’ (top right corner)

Step 2 – Use our dedicated code invite code FFQVCR to ensure your purchase is credited to our team

Step 3 – Shop

Step 4 – Share the news with your family & friends!

It’s as simple as that!

Any FlipGive-related inquiries can be directed to Carol Giancaterini at

Bottle Drive

Team Ontario is running a season-long bottle drive, so save your empty alcohol containers (cans, bottles, etc.) and help spread the word!

There are lots of different ways you can assist with our bottle drive:

  1. Drop off the empties and donate the money directly to the program
  2. Collect empties and arrange for pick-up as we have team members in multiple cities across the province (Contact for pick-up)
  3. Organize a local/neighbourhood bottle drive on behalf of the team
  4. Encourage your family & friends to collect empties on behalf of the team

Thank you for your support!


Josée Matte
Manager, High Performance