Community Development

Paralympic Foundation of Canada

Lead by flag-bearer Priscilla Gagné, Canada enters during the opening ceremony the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Photo: Scott Grant

Brent Lakatos competes in the men’s 400m T54.

Photo: Dave Holland

Canada takes on Great Britain in the preliminary round at wheelchair basketball.

Photo: Dave Holland

Jessica Tuomela and guide Marianne Hogan compete in the women’s PTVI1 Para triathlon.

Photo: Dave Holland

Michael Whitehead, Tokyo 2020 - Wheelchair Rugby.

Photo: Dave Holland

Inspiring a nation by creating more opportunities in sport

The Paralympic Foundation of Canada is the philanthropic arm of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and believes that sport should be accessible to all Canadians. To get there, everyone must work together to remove barriers to participation in sport.

The mission of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada is to ensure that the people, programs, and equipment are in place so that Canadians with a disability can be active in sport – in their communities and all the way to the Paralympic podium. The Paralympic Foundation of Canada provides financial support across three main areas:

1-Para Sport Development programs and community-based Para sport delivery organizations.

2-Next Generation Athlete Development programs for which the funding is matched by the Government of Canada. These programs support Canada’s Paralympic hopefuls who have the potential to excel in their sport at national and international competitions including the Paralympic Games. The funding provided to these programs are directed to five key areas: coaching, training environments, equipment, health & wellness, and sport science.

3-High Performance program which supports Para athletes who represent Canada at the highest levels.

Support from government and donors such as Power Corporation is critical to the operation of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada and is helping us reach our goal of breaking down barriers to participation in sport for all Canadians.
Dean Brokop
Paralympic Foundation of Canada



para sports on the Paralympic program (22 summer and 5 winter)


medals were taken home at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including 5 Gold, 10 Silver and 6 bronze


See videos from the Paralympic Foundation of Canada on YouTube.