Registration now open for Paralympic Schools Week

Mar 03, 2016

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held coast-to-coast from April 25 to 29, 2016.

Schools across Canada are invited to join in this celebration of parasport and the Paralympic movement that promotes healthy active lifestyles for all Canadians. This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to show support for Team Canada and get active in sport ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games taking place September 7 to 18, 2016.

There are many tools available for teachers, students and communities to experience the Paralympic movement to the fullest and show support for Team Canada’s Paralympic athletes. Participation in Paralympic Schools Week is as easy as ABC…


Try out activities from Paralympic FUNdamentals: a free online resource designed to get kids active and support the development of children through parasport.


Access exclusive lesson plans so that students can learn about parasport, the  Paralympic Games and inclusion of people of all abilities.


Engage in various Paralympic-themed activities to support Team Canada athletes on their Road to Rio.

In addition, participants can DISCOVER in depth information about Canada’s involvement in the Paralympic movement, Encourage EXCELLENCE through opportunities to get involved in parasport in their own communities, and be given the option to help fuel Canada’s next generation of athletes through FUNDRAISING.

Sign up before March 31, 2016 in order to enter your school into the draw for prize packs and a chance for a free school visit from a Paralympic athlete.

To register, go to


About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 27 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit