About ParaSport® Ontario

Mission:
Providing support to all members of the disability community – regardless of age or stage in life – to find, connect with, and participate in competitive and recreational sport programs and activities of their choice to enhance physical function and quality of life.

Vision:
To ensure that there is a sport or active living opportunity for everyBODY.

Values:
Commitment. Value. Collaboration. Excellence.

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Joe Millage

Joe Millage

Chair
Tom Ward

Tom Ward

Director of Sport Development
Alan Dean

Alan Dean

Director of Awards and Alumni
Lorette Dupuis

Lorette Dupuis

Director of Classification
John Willson

John Willson

Finance Director
Peter Grande

Peter Grande

Director-at-Large
Bernie Gluckstein

Bernie Gluckstein

Director-at-Large
Archie Allison

Archie Allison

Vice Chair
Amanda Fowler

Amanda Fowler

Chair for Evening for Inclusion
John Szczygiel

John Szczygiel

Director of Social Media and Marketing

Executive Director's Message

Jeff Tiessen

Jeff Tiessen

"There is a sport or active living opportunity
for everyBODY.“

Welcome to ParaSport Ontario. What do we do? Here’s a good example. I was active in a host of sports before my injury. But afterward, I didn’t think that there was anything I’d be able to play as a kid without any hands.

ParaSport Ontario – which was Sport for Disabled Ontario at the time – found me, advocated for me, connected me with many parasports and a sports club, and supported me on my parasport path… which ultimately guided me to the medal podium at three Paralympic Games.

Choose your own parasport path. It’s different for each one of us. But what is the same, is that physical activity is essential for all of us. There are so many benefits that add up to better health and quality of life for anyone with a disability.

ParaSport Ontario is serious about getting you in the game, or back in the game, because parasports make fitness fun! And there are plenty of parasports to try. We’re here to get you started!

Jeff Tiessen, Executive Director

Our Staff

Barbara Morrow

Office Manager

Barbara has been with ParaSport Ontario for over 25 years, beginning when the organization was known as Sport for Disabled - Ontario. Her passion for sport began at a young age, participating in competitive and recreational sport. "Participating in sports contributes to a healthy and active lifestyle and is a great way to meet new people and establish life-long friendships."

Don Schram

Programming & Digital Coordinator

As a lifelong athlete, Don has always had a passion for sport. He's been able to combine sport and work with ParaSport Ontario. His introduction to the parasport community came with the opportunity to film and photograph the Men's National Sitting Volleyball Team. With that, he was committed to promote the fun and fitness in parasport.

How to Reach Us

Location

3701 Danforth Ave, Suite 104
Toronto, ON M1N 2G2

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday
CLOSED

Contact Us

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416-426-7187
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