Current Events

Featuring current and upcoming wheelchair sport events, programs, and opportunities throughout the province.


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Paralympian Search

PARALYMPIAN SEARCH is a one-day athlete identification event designed to test participant aptitudes to excel in various Paralympic sports, and maybe one day represent Canada at the Paralympic Games.

Each participant goes through a set of basic physical tests conducted by national team coaches and other experts. During this event, you will also get to meet current Paralympic athletes and alumni from various sports who will be sharing their experience and answering your questions.

Who can participate?

  • Ages 14-35
  • Have a physical disability or visual impairment*
  • With or without previous sport experience
  • Interested in discovering which Paralympic sports you are eligible for and have the greatest potential.

*Click here for more information about eligible Paralympic disabilities

Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO)
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Ave
Toronto, ON, M1C 0C7

(613) 569-4333

Wheelchair Basketball NCCP 'Competition Introduction' Coaching Clinic

male wheelchair basketball coach wearing tie holding clipboard with female assistant coach talking to athletes at half-time

The OWSA, in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario and the City of Toronto, is hosting an NCCP Wheelchair Basketball ‘Competition Introduction’ coaching clinic.

This course is open to any individuals interested in coaching wheelchair basketball at a community or competitive level. Coaches will learn how to instruct, observe, and correct skills in a combination of in-class and on-court settings. They will have the opportunity to practice planning and teaching sport-specific fundamental skills and concepts appropriate for athletes in the Learn to Train stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway.

Competition Introduction is a 19-hour course scheduled over three days. Coaches must attend all three days in order to be credited for completion of the course.

Course Details

Date: Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2017

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Avenue
Toronto, ON, M1C 0C7

Full Schedule:

  • Friday, September 8 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9 – 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 10 – 9:00am – 4:00pm


  • Free – City of Toronto residents
  • $82.00 – Non-Residents

Program Barcode: 2974495


Registration is now OPEN for City of Toronto residents and non-residents!

Family and Client Numbers are required to register. If you do not already have these, please call 416-338-4386 before registering.

Registration Methods:

  • Online Registration (7am – midnight) – Go to
  • Touch Tone Registration (TTR) (7am – midnight) – Call 416-338-0000 and follow the voice prompts.
  • Telephone Assisted (8:30am – 4:30 pm) – Call 416-338-4386 during regular business hours and speak to a customer service representative.

For further details on the National Coaching Certification Program and the coaching pathway for wheelchair basketball coaches please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.


Josée Matte
OWSA Wheelchair Basketball Provincial Coordinator