Parasport Legacy Announced by MTCS

as submitted to AOA from the MTCS….

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Ministère du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Sport

I want to thank you and the other members of the Ontario Parasport Collective for your collaboration and hard work to align efforts towards a collective strategy and common goal of an accessible sport system. I am very impressed by your work and understanding of its importance.

Building on the success of the 2017 Invictus Games and in celebration of Ontario 150, I recently announced a legacy investment of $820,000 in 2017-18 to increase awareness, participation and leadership development for parasport in Ontario. Funding will support the Collective’s initiatives including pathway and system alignment, education and leadership. In addition, a new Provincial/Multi-Sport Organization grant based program will be launched to support the development of parasport programming and to build system capacity.

There will be a forthcoming announcement of this additional funding, along with our continued funding to our Provincial/ Multi-Sport Organizations. At that time, I would encourage you to share this exciting news with your colleagues and networks across the broader parasport community to build enthusiasm.

I wish you much success in your activities and look forward to continuing to work with the Parasport Collective.

All my best,
Eleanor McMahon


Steve Harlow, Assistant Deputy Minister
Karen O’Neill, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Peter-Paul DuVernet, AOA Chair
Gwen Binsfeld, CADS