Invictus Games Legacy to Support AOA Para Programs

As submitted to the AOA Chair and Executive Director from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. 

February 1, 2018

Dear Mr. Barrett,

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, thank you for supporting and promoting community sport, recreation and physical activity in our province. Our government is committed to helping people of all ages and abilities get active, stay fit, and live healthier lives.

In December 2017, the province announced support for the Ontario Parasport Strong strategy, a legacy of the 2017 Invictus Games, to increase opportunities for people living with physical disabilities to participate in sport. This includes a dedicated grant program for Provincial Sport Organizations and Multi-sport Organizations to support the development of parasport programming and build system capacity.

I am pleased to inform you that the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has approved your Para Alpine Program Alignment Phase 1 initiative with financial funding. Details and terms of your agreement will be communicated to you shortly by Patricia Vena or your respective sport consultant.

Together, we are laying an important foundation for active living through all stages of a person’s life. I wish you much success in your project activities.

With kind regards,

Daiene Vernile