Provincial League

The Great Lakes Conference is the provincial wheelchair basketball league in Ontario and part of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL). It features three separate divisions to allow for players of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to participate at a desired level that is appropriate for them.

Athletes and coaches must be registered ONPARA members in order to play in the Great Lakes Conference.

Division 1 (Competitive)

This division is meant for Ontario’s most skilled and experienced athletes/teams looking to compete at the highest provincial level.

Division 1 tournaments feature 5×5 games in a round robin format, typically held once a month throughout the season, with each participating club hosting one tournament.

Division 2 (Open)

New for the 2019-2020 season!
This division is meant for new and experienced adults seeking recreationally competitive opportunities. Athletes are typically aged 17+ (though exceptions can be made for younger athletes, depending on their levels of experience).

The Division 2 league will feature three tournaments throughout the season held in various locations across the provinces, with games played in a 5×5 format.

Division 3 (Minis)

New for the 2019-2020 season!
This division is meant as an introductory competition and development opportunity for Ontario’s recreationally competitive youth. The Division is open to athletes aged 16 and under (affectionately known as “Minis” across Canada), though exceptions can be made for older athletes, aged 17-19, depending on their levels of experience.

The Division 3 league will feature 3×3 games in a round robin format, typically held once a month throughout the season, with each participating club hosting one tournament.

Rules & Regulations

All rules & regulations and team rosters were approved by the Great Lakes Conference League Commission on October 19, 2018.

CWBL National Championships

Clubs teams can compete every year in the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship – Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s premiere national event on the annual domestic calendar.

The CWBL National Championship takes place every spring as competitive club teams from across Canada compete for the title of national champion. The tournament is open to all eligible CWBL teams in Canada and usually features two tiers of competition – Tier 1 and Tier 2 – for teams to select an appropriate level of competition.

Photos

You can view all Great Lakes Conference photos taken throughout the season on the ONPARA facebook page.

Contacts

Josée Matte
Manager, High Performance
josee@onpara.ca
Division 1 (Competitive)

Robyn Soares
Coordinator, Grassroots Programs
programs@onpara.ca
Division 2 (Open) & Division 3 (Minis)


Archived Results

2015-2016 Season
2016-2017 Season
2017-2018 Season
2018-2019 Season