Ontario ParaSport Games
ParaSport Ontario has played an integral role in the development of athletes with disabilities in Ontario through the establishment of a provincial multi-sport games program since 1975. The Ontario ParaSport Games welcomes Ontario’s best para-athletes to compete at the provincial level, and promotes awareness of parasport opportunities for all. The Ontario ParaSport Games also provides host communities with an opportunity to make their sport and recreation facilities barrier-free as a legacy for their citizens with disabilities.
The 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games was hosted by Brantford and Brant County. The event is supported by the Ontario Government, through its Games Ontario program, and delivered by host municipalities in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and ParaSport Ontario, as well as many community sponsors.
Supporting Ontario sporting events is part of Game ON–The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan, which is encouraging as many people as possible to play organized sports, helping Ontario's high-performance athletes pursue excellence and promoting increased tourism and economic development.
The Region of Durham will play host to the next Ontario ParaSport Games in 2019.