A successful Parasport system begins with increased awareness and recruitment of participants at the grassroots Parasport level; a sport cannot have a Podium full of athletes without a playground full of participants. In order to facilitate increased participation of Canadians with a disability at the 'playground' level, the CPC has the Para-Equipment Fund and the Recruitment Program Fund.
The granting processes are intended to support the creation of a new program, or go towards the expansion of an existing successful initiative providing a positive introductory Parasport experience.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to thank those who applied to the Para-Equipment Fund and the Recruitment Programs Fund (formerly First Contact Fund) in the past round which launched January 15, 2013 and was due on February 19, 2013. The Review Team has evaluated the applications and the announcements will be made soon.