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Fall Programming Internship

ParaSport® Ontario is a not-for-profit provincial sport organization that provides leadership, resources, and opportunities to ensure a strong community for persons with a disability in the Ontario sport and recreation community.

Our key initiatives include:  providing multi-sport competitions for our member organizations; the delivery of Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA), a community outreach program; providing adaptive equipment for various events; and supporting and promoting the Paralympic movement.

The Fall Programming Intern will assist ParaSport® Ontario staff in providing assistance with the RWA Program, including coordination and delivery of sessions & researching & contacting various organizations (i.e., schools, rehab facilities, etc.) to express interest in hosting a RWA session; assist with the coordination of adaptive equipment for school programs; and updating office resources.

The Fall Programming Intern will also work on the following:

  • Research Fundraising and Sponsorship opportunities
  • Assist with promoting parasports in the community
  • Other areas where the Summer Program Assistant may express interest in gaining experience.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA)

  • Promote RWA to potential host organizations (including schools, rehabilitation centers, etc.)
  • Attend and assist in delivery of RWA sessions within Toronto
  • Follow up with program participants to encourage and support further involvement in sport
  • Support Program Assistant in organizing logistics of RWA sessions
  • Enter participant information into ParaSport® Ontario’s database


  • Various administrative duties
  • Update Resource Directory
  • Assist Senior Director with fundraising & sponsorship initiatives.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in an office environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Knowledge of the amateur sport community in Ontario
  • Knowledge of disability sports and/or the Paralympic movement
  • Strong computer skills – including Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Professional and friendly telephone, email and in-person communication skills
  • Willingness to attend events/meetings on some evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license an asset

Term: Sept – Dec, 2017

Salary:  Unpaid, for school credit

Note: Must be a full-time student to be eligible.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter & resume including two references 

ParaSport® Ontario

3701 Danforth Avenue

Toronto, ON   M1N 2G2

Telephone: (416) 426-7187

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

ParaSport Ontario is an equal opportunity employer