Working with existing community sport councils and/or municipalities, ParaSport® Ontario is developing Accessible Sport Councils. Made up of like minded individuals who understand the importance of sport and access to sport (i.e. programs, facilities, etc) for people with disabilities, these councils will focus on creating disability program awareness within Ontario communities and encourage municipalities to increase their involvement in sport for athletes with disabilities.

Councils may focus on:

  • Awareness
  • Accessibility
  • Communication/Resource Sharing
  • Transportation
  • Lack of Coaches, Officials, Administrators

If you are interested in joining an Accessible Sport Council in your community or if you are interested in learning more about starting an Accessible Sport Council in your community, please contact Don Schram

London ASC

One Stop Shop for Accessible Sport and Physical Activity Information in London and Area.

The mission of the ASC London and Area is to promote and facilitate accessible sport opportunities in London and Area.  Our goals include promoting existing accessible sport and physical activity opportunities, increasing communication among various accessible sport and physical activity groups and advocating for the development of accessible sport and physical activity programs and facilities.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.asclondon.ca or email us at info@asclondon.ca.

Sudbury ASC

The purpose of the Sudbury Accessible Sport Council is to unite sport and disability organizations across Sudbury.  Right now, our focus is on educating the Sudbury public about adapted sports.

Website: http://www.sudburysportlink.ca/adapted-sports/sudbury-accessible-sports-council.html

Contact Susan Levesque (Co-chair) Susan.Levesque@city.greatersudbury.on.ca or Jamie Holmes (Co-Chair)  jamie.holmes@ican-cerd.com for more information about the council and accessible sports in the Sudbury area.

Sault Ste. Marie ASC

SASC (Sault Accessible Sport Council) was formed in the fall of 2009. Our goal is to sustain existing accessible sports and continue to develop new sports for our community. At our RWA session in May, we had attendees fill out a survey indicating which sports they would like to see developed. We will be using this information to focus on the most popular choices first.  Our council slogan is “Let’s Play Together”.

For more information, please visit our website at www.saultaccessiblesports.org or email Don Calvert, SASC Chair at chairman@saultaccessiblesports.org

Georgian Triangle ASC

To create awareness of sport for persons with disabilities and unite disability organizations in order to share resources and knowledge to created a strong voice to advocate program and service development and accessibility throughout the region. The council will strive to involve regional groups at the municipal level in creating sport opportunities for persons with a disability.

Contact:  Chair, Georgian Triangle Kathy Jeffery kj_jeffery@hotmail.com

Hamilton ASC

Mission

The Hamilton Accessible Sport Council (HASC) is dedicated to the development and promotion of accessible sport for all in the Hamilton community.

Vision

To make Hamilton a place where people with a physical and cognitive accessibility issue, will be able to fully participate in a physically active lifestyle of their choice.

Contact

Website:  http://sporthamilton.com/page/multi-sport?id=83

Interim Chair: Denise McArthur MCARTHURD@HHSC.ca

Niagara Region ASC

Mission

To promote and enhance the opportunities for accessible sport

Contact

Interim Chair James Davis  jdavis@cogeco.ca

Windsor ASC

Newly created Council. In the process of creating a formal write up, but current goals are:

  • Promote and help recruit existing ParaSport® clubs in the area
  • Be the ‘central hub’ for information in regard to accessible sports in the area
  • Seek out persons with disabilities and inform them of the council and current as well as potential future sports
  • Communication with regions re-habilitation centres and inform them of available programs
  • To promote and celebrate past paralympic athletes in the region
  • Advocate and support accessible issues and municipal accessible committees

Contact

Ivan and Kristine Petkovic, ivan@realtywine.ca

Markham ASC

Contact

Vanessa Karklins – VKarklins@yssn.ca