A historic opportunity to change the face of sport for Canadian's with a disability
In 2017, the Government of Canada announced a $1-million annual funding commitment to support Canada’s “next generation” athletes, with the provision that these funds be matched by private donations. The Paralympic Foundation of Canada proudly took up the challenge to raise the required matching funds and in 2017/18 contributed $800,000, which, along with funding from the Canadian Paralympic Committee, led to successfully matching the Government of Canada funding for a total of $2 Million in direct impact.
“Next generation” athletes are those that have advanced through community level sport and that with support, will have opportunities to excel on the world stage.
Funding for the “Next Gen” program supports five primary pillars: coaching, training environments, equipment, health and wellness and sport science.
Special thanks to our Lead Campaign Partners, Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Pfizer Canada – and the generous members of our Circle of Champions for their support of ImagiNation. Click here to learn more about the Circle of Champions.
From left to right: Rhona O'Gallagher (Pfizer), Stéphane Lauzon (Parliamentary Secretary), Marc-André Fabien (CPC President), Carla Qualtrough (Paralympian and MP), John Helou (Pfizer), Benoit Huot (Paralympian)