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Sport can play an important role in the lives of people with a disability by being part of a healthy lifestyle and providing access to a social network and peer support, while developing self-discipline and positive self- esteem. Sask Sport Inc. is investing in these programs because we believe all people, regardless of ability, should be given the chance to participate in sport activities.

Since Saskatchewan has the second-highest rate in Canada of people who live with a disability at 14.5%, Sask Sport Inc. created the Parasport Sport Equipment and Club Development Grants. These grants provide financial assistance for the purchase of Parasport equipment and to support Parasport club development so more people with disabilities can participate in organized sport programs in Saskatchewan.

Active or Affiliate members of Sask Sport Inc. are eligible to apply for support, but in addition, member organizations may partner with local or community organizations/clubs to further develop capacity for Parasport programming in the province. The Parasport grants are funded through the Sport Section of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund. There are two types of grants available.

Parasport Sport Equipment Grant
The costs of specialized equipment for people with a disability in sport is a significant barrier to their participation. This new grant program will assist in the purchase of adapted equipment which meets manufacturer’s qualification standards for disabled sport participation/competition.

  • Parasport Equipment Grant Guidelines
  • Parasport Equipment Grant Application Form
  • Parasport Equipment Grant Follow-up Form

    Parasport Sport Club Development Grant
    The costs of starting new sport clubs for people with a disability at the community level is high. This program is designed to support new developmental programs in communities or the expansion/enhancement of existing programs (e.g. integration of athletes with a disability in programming, new age categories). In either case the goal is to increase participation opportunities for people with a disability. The grant can be used to offset barriers such as facility rental, coach development and transportation. The maximum eligible support is up to $5,000 per year per program application. Grant recipients will be eligible to apply for additional funding in subsequent years. Initiatives can be funded for up to three years, but the maximum eligible amount to a specific Club development initiative is $10,000 over three years. The grant is designed to support the development and implementation of community sport programs and compliment the Parasport Equipment Grant program.

  • Parasport Club Development Grant Guidelines
  • Parasport Club Development Grant Application Form
  • Parasport Club Development Grant Follow-up Form

    Application Deadlines:

    Clubs must submit applications to PSGB's and Districts by March 22nd and/or September 22nd annually.

    PSGB deadlines to submit applications to Sask Sport are April 1st and October 1st annually.

  • Parasport Brochure

    Questions & Answers

    Who is eligible to apply?
    Active or Affiliate members of Sask Sport Inc. who are on the eligibility list of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund. Local or community clubs/organizations can apply with the endorsement of an Active/Affiliate member of Sask Sport Inc.

    What is the source of funding?
    The program is made possible through the financial contributions from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation and is administered through Sask Sport Inc.

    What is the approval process & application deadlines?
    There are two application deadlines - April 1 and October 1. Once the applications have been received an adjudication committee will meet to determine the recipients. Approximately 6 weeks after the deadline, organizations will be informed of the status of their application.

    For more information contact Michelle Dezell at (306) 975-0861.


    Profiles:

    Tanner and Bryson
    Avengers Sledge Hockey Team - Regina

    They have a true love for the sport and enjoy being able to play together.

    Player Profile

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    Erica Gavel
    Basketball - Paralympic

    "I have an opportunity to represent Canada, something I had always aspired to do..."

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    Miranda Biletski
    Rugby - Paralympic

    "I think it's huge whether or not you want to play competitively or just get out and do it..."

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    Colette Bourgonje & Brittany Hudak
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    "It's important to be a mentor, you can make a younger athlete feel comfortable..."

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    News & Resources:

    His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has declared 2015 as the “Year of Sport” in Canada.

    The declaration celebrates the role sport plays in our Canadian identity. From our local playgrounds, to recreational sport leagues all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation.

    Parasport in spotlight during Year of Sport in Canada 2015


    REGINA BOY GETS TOUCHDOWN IN FOOTBALL GAME TO REMEMBER
    News Talk 980 CJME
    Scoring a touchdown in a Regina Minor Football (RMF) game was a dream come true for an 11-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy. Mark Sulymka is the coach of the Griffins Atom team with RMF, and he heard all about Logan Tonge from his regular players who have gone to school with him since kindergarten.


    CTV Saskatoon: Prince Albert sailing regatta


    Mike Mondin, ChPC - Sledge Hockey

    Mike Mondin, ChPC, head coach of the bronze medal winning Paralympic Sledge Hockey team in 2014 and an NCCP Level 3 certified hockey coach, took some time away from the Canada-U.S.A. 2015 World Junior Championship game on New Year's Eve to share some of his words of wisdom for Canadian coaches.

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    Paralympic - Bridging the Gap


    Currently, only three per cent of Canadians with a disability are active in organized sports. That’s a statistic that the Canadian Paralympic Committee is working to change, through the recruitment campaign: “It’s More Than Sport.”

    For more information to get involved contact
    www.paralympic.ca/getinvolved


    Meet Regina's first sledge hockey team

    No More Wheelchairs
    Music Video - Words & Music Copyright 2011 by Daryl Holmlund
    Website

    Links:

  • Planning Toolkit
  • No Accidential Champions - Long-term Athlete Development
          For Athletes with Disabilities 2nd EDITION
  • CS4L for Athletes with Disabilities
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Rick Hansen Foundation
  • Provincial Sport Governing Bodies

     

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