Research Studies

The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association is proud to support research studies that impact our wheelchair sport community and athletes. Please see below for current research studies that you may be able to support or participate in:

Exploring the Factors that Shape Athletes’ Experiences in Parasport
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University

Coach Nomination Form

Nominated coaches who agree to participate will be provided with financial compensation for their time. We anticipate this study will help us to better understand the coaching strategies that lead to quality sport experiences for athletes with physical disabilities.

If you have any questions about this study or would like to submit a nomination, please contact lead researcher Veronica Allan by phone at 613-449-4958 or e-mail at

Physical Activity Research Study
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

SCIO is looking for individuals who:

  • Have paraplegia
  • Have sustained an injury 1 year prior
  • Have the intention to become physically active in the next 2 months
  • Have access to a computer
  • Speak and understand English or French
  • Are not receiving in-patient rehab services
  • Require a mobility device (wheelchair, walker, cane)

Participants will receive compensation for the study at the three time points.


Dr. Shane Sweet
514-398-4184 or 514-264-1586

For further information or research submissions please contact