2023/2024 ONPARA Membership (Rose City)

Benefits of ONPARA Membership

  • Information on ONPARA-sanctioned programs, leagues, tournaments, clinics, seminars, and events.
  • The ability to participate in ONPARA-sanctioned events (local/regional, provincial, and national levels).
  • The ability to be selected to an ONPARA provincial team.
  • The ability to rent a sport wheelchair through the ONPARA Wheelchair Loans Program.
  • Liability insurance coverage when participating in ONPARA-sanctioned clubs/programs and events.
  • Voting privileges at the ONPARA Annual General Meeting.
  • The opportunity to participate in special events, giveaways, contests, etc.
  • Compliance with provincial Rowan’s Law concussion safety requirements.

Annual membership is only $27.50 and runs from October 1 – September 30.

Registration Method:

ONPARA has partnered with the Communiti Sports App to help our member clubs expand their reach. The app is easy-to-use with a modern, user-friendly interface. This partnership will provide a platform for the public to get involved in our programs. To register, please click HERE

Communiti App Tutorial video

Payment Options:
ONPARA members can choose to pay their membership fee online (via credit card or debit). When registering via the app, simply select your desired payment method upon check out.

ONPARA is eliminating the use of paper registrations and cheques. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need assistance, please contact Naiomi Braithwaite naiomi@onpara.ca

Image of a football player holding a football with the Rowan's Law logo and the words Hit. Stop. Sit. in bold

Rowan’s Law Concussion Awareness Resources & Sport Organization Requirements:

Ontario is a national leader in concussion management and prevention. Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatoryas of July 1, 2019, for sport organizations to:

  1. Ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers, and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources
  2. Establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behavior to support concussion prevention
  3. Ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, and team trainers have read and agree to the Concussion Code of Conduct

Please ensure that you have reviewed the Ministry-approved Concussion Awareness Resources and have read and agreed to the Athlete Concussion Code of Conduct and/or Coaches/Team Trainers/Officials Concussion Code of Conduct prior to becoming an ONPARA member.

While Rowan’s Law only applies to athletes under the age of 26, we highly encourage all athletes to educate themselves on concussion safety, regardless of age.

Post-Concussion ‘Return to Sport’
ONPARA follows Parachute Canada’s Return to Sport Guidelines.

More Information
For more information regarding Rowan’s Law and the Government of Ontario’s concussion safety plan, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety

Questions about membership can be directed to:

Naiomi Braithwaite
Membership & Administrative Coordinator
Email: naiomi@onpara.ca

2023/2024 ONPARA Membership (Rose City)


Upon acceptance as a member of the Ontario Para Network (“ONPARA”), the applicant agrees to the rules and procedures of ONPARA as approved through rules, by-laws, policies and regulations. By- laws and policies are available for review on ONPARA’s website www.onpara.ca. It is understood and agreed that ONPARA and/or any of its officials, affiliates or sponsors do not assume responsibility for any injury, damage, or loss resulting from any accident from known or unknown conditions howsoever caused.

Occasionally, ONPARA, the press, and other organizations request permission to take photographs
and/or video for ONPARA publicity, fundraising and/or website purposes. I agree to photographs and/or video being used for the above purposes on an ongoing basis. Should I no longer wish to have the photographs and/or videotapes used for publicity, fundraising and/or the ONPARA website, I will contact ONPARA in writing stating my wish to limit or void this consent.

Rowan’s Law makes it mandatory, as of July 1, 2019, for sport organizations to ensure that athletes
under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources, as well as establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention. Documents are available on the Membership page at www.onpara.ca

For athletes under the age of 18, Rowan’s Law requires 2 confirmations – one from the athlete and one from the parent/guardian