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COACH PARA Summit – Making Parasport Leadership Stronger

Athletics Ontario

COACH PARA Summit – Making Parasport Leadership Stronger

Abilities Centre, Whitby, Ontario  – Sunday February 25, 2018, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The Coaches Association of Ontario is inviting people to a professional development opportunity for COACHES interested in coaching people with a disability. Those who have coached AWAD or have never coached AWAD are welcome to attend this learning and networking opportunity. There is one session in particular we want to draw your attention to “Opening the Door to the World of Parasport”. We want this session to be a one-stop shop for new coaches looking to be involved. It will have real people representing their sport and/or organization to be able to speak to any questions someone might have. It will be informative, but also motivational and hopefully excite coaches about the different sports and opportunities. In addition, we will have a few celebrated Para Coaches in Canada to talk about their journey. We are also honoured to have 5x Paralympian Benoit Huot from swimming, as our Emcee for the day.

The cost for coaches to register is $15 and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Those who attend will be given a $25 Petro-Canada Gift Card at the end of the day.

Also at this event we are hoping to assemble CLASSIFIERS from different sports in the afternoon. They will be invited to participate in a dedicated facilitated Forum / ThinkTank discussion. Information about the Classifier involvement is also attached.

Attendance to the CoachPara Summit is subsidized by our ParaStrong grant from the Government of Ontario. We appreciate the support.

The Agenda for the day can be found here. Please share this link with people you think might be interested.

More general information about our current ParaSport Coaching initiatives can be found here.

If you have any questions about the event or suggestions, please contact Mercedes Watson.

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