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Substantial funding for Para sports in Canada

Para athletes to benefit from Paralympic Sport Development Fund 16 Jun 2019
Canadian delegation marching at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Sport Development Fund supports initiatives for the development of athletes and coaches

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By Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced it has granted CAD 200,000 in funding through the 2019-20 Paralympic Sport Development Fund to support Para sport programming across the country.

The Paralympic Sport Development Fund is a grant programme that annually supports initiatives that contribute to the development of athletes and coaches on a Paralympic pathway, with a goal of growing Para sport in Canada and ultimately helping to produce more top athletes.

A total of 25 programs or organisations throughout Canada have received grants for the 2019-20 year, in amounts of up to CAD 15,000. Funding supports developing athletes and programming and can cover areas such as recruitment, coaching, equipment, competition and club development, and training camps.

The complete list of Paralympic Sport Development Fund recipients is available online.

“Congratulations to all of the Paralympic Sport Development Fund recipients who are doing incredible work to grow Para sport in their communities,” said Canadian Paralympic Committee CEO Karen O’Neill.

“It is so critical for the future of Paralympic sport in our country that we continue to nurture the development of athletes from the entry level up, and that requires resources and strong programming. The organisations supported by these grants are important parts of our sport system and the additional funding will help them enhance their programmes.”

The Paralympic Sport Development Fund is made possible through financial contributions from Sport Canada, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Paralympic Foundation of Canada.