ONPARA Membership

Benefits of Membership

  • Information on ONPARA-sanctioned programs, leagues, tournaments, clinics, seminars, and events.
  • The ability to participate in ONPARA-sanctioned events (local/regional, provincial, and national levels).
  • The ability to be selected to an ONPARA provincial team.
  • The ability to rent a sport wheelchair through the ONPARA Wheelchair Loans Program.
  • Liability insurance coverage when participating in ONPARA-sanctioned clubs/programs and events.
  • Voting privileges at the ONPARA Annual General Meeting.
  • The opportunity to participate in special events, giveaways, contests, etc.

Annual membership is only $25 and runs from October 1 – September 30. If you would prefer to mail your membership form and cheque to our office, please download the 2019-2020 Membership Registration Form (PDF).


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NEW! – Rowan’s Law Concussion Awareness Resources & Sport Organization Requirements:

Ontario is a national leader in concussion management and prevention. Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory, as of July 1, 2019, for sport organizations to:

  1. Ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers, and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources
  2. Establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention
  3. Establish a Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol

IMPORTANT:
Please ensure that you have reviewed the the Ministry-approved
Concussion Awareness Resources and have read and agreed to the
Athlete Concussion Code of Conduct and/or Coaches/Team Trainers Concussion Code of Conduct prior to becoming an ONPARA member.

Click here to view the ONPARA Concussion & Return to Play Policy.

For more information regarding Rowan’s Law and the Government of Ontario’s concussion safety plan, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety

ONPARA Membership

$25.00

Participant’s Name * 

Gender * 

ONPARA recognizes the privacy rights of all our members. We will only ask for information about
gender from our staff and members when it is critical to the services or programs, in a manner that is inclusive, and for which there are no consequences for abstaining.

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Athlete Classification

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Coaching Certification

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Officials & Classifiers Certification

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Club Name * 

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Coach’s Name * 

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Membership Fee * 

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Membership Agreement * 

Upon acceptance as a member of the Ontario Para Network, the applicant agrees to the rules and procedures of the Organization as approved through rules, by-laws, policies and regulations. By-laws and policies are available for review on ONPARA’s website www.owsa.ca. It is understood and agreed that the Organization and/or any of its officials, affiliates or sponsors do not assume responsibility for any injury, damage, or loss resulting from any accident from known or unknown conditions howsoever caused.

Rowan’s Law – Concussion Awareness * 

Rowan’s Law makes it mandatory, as of July 1, 2019, for sport organizations to ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources, as well as establish a Concussion Code of Conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention.
Documents are available on the Membership page at www.onpara.ca.

I confirm that I have reviewed the Concussion Awareness Resource and have read and agree to the relevant Code of Conduct.