‘Find an Activity’ online tool launched in Canada

With the support of tennis star Milos Raonic, the tool aims to get more children with impairment active in sports. 11 Nov 2016
Milos Raonic of Canada

Milos Raonic of Canada plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain at the 2015 Australian Open

By Canadian Paralympic Committee

The ‘Find an Activity’ online tool is already running, as announced by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), thanks to a CAD 30,000 grant from the Milos Raonic Foundation to help more children with a disability get active in sports.

The tool is designed to help Canadian parents and professionals from health, education, sport and recreation gain easy access to a multitude of resources, activity plans and providers, and is available free of charge for everyone to use at paralympic.ca/find-an-activity

Resources can be sorted based on location, age, impairment type and sport preferences, seeking to expand the opportunities for children in sports programming, as well as enhancing awareness of Para sport.

The Milos Raonic Foundation was established in 2012 by the Canadian tennis star and aims to remove economic, physical and other barriers that might prevent children from becoming healthy, productive members of society.

“The Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to thank Milos Raonic and his Foundation for enabling the development of this pioneering online tool, which already has over 50 resources in its collection,” said CPC CEO Karen O’Neill.

“As we celebrate Team Canada’s performances in Rio and look ahead to future Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, Tokyo, Beijing and beyond, we are grateful for Milos’ support to help more children with impairment become active in sports and possibly spark the dream of competing for Team Canada.”

Raonic added: “I am very pleased to see that the ‘Find an Activity’ tool has been successfully launched and is now helping increase participation in Para sport.

“I encourage Canadians to check out this resource and to spread the word among their networks so that more children with impairment can experience the many benefits of becoming active in sports, such as friendship, confidence and fitness.”

For more information, visit the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s website.