About the Para-Equipment Fund (PEF):
The PEF aims to assist local and provincial organizations in delivering recruitment programming. It is designed to facilitate the participation of an increased number of people with a disability in Parasport by expanding the availability of introductory-based equipment, particularly for first contact and equipment loan programs. Grants are awarded to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of equipment up to a maximum of $5,000.
The allocation of funds is awarded based on a two-tier system. Tier I refers to adaptive equipment used by the individual to participate in Parasport (e.g. sit-ski or hockey sledge). Tier II refers to mainstream sport equipment (e.g. standard skis or a basketball), as it is less cost-prohibitive than adaptive equipment. Tier II equipment is only funded if there are funds remaining after the allocation of grants for Tier I equipment. Equipment that does not fit within either Tier I or Tier II (such as radios, foam padding, or wireless timing gates) is no longer considered eligible under the Para-Equipment Fund, and should be applied for under the Recruitment Programs Fund.
The PEF was officially launched in the fall of 2005 at the CPC Congress in Quebec City, Quebec.
The PEF is made possible through financial contributions from Sport Canada, Invacare Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
Who Can Apply?
- National Sport Organizations (as part of a Recruitment Program Fund application)
- Provincial Sport Organizations
- Multi-Sport Organizations
- Clubs or other Community based organizations
- Municipal Parks and Recreation Associations/Departments
- Health Professionals
- A charitable organization registered as a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency;
- An organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation or society;
- An unincorporated branch or chapter of a registered charity or incorporated not-for-profit organization. The incorporated organization or registered charity must authorize the application and accept responsibility for any approved grant;
- A First Nation, Métis or other Aboriginal community;
Statistics: 2011-2012 Para-Equipment Fund (PEF)
- 38 applications were received
- 33 clubs are being funded
- A total of $116,670 in grants was distributed
- Applicants were eligible for grants up to $5,000
For a complete list of 2011-2012 PEF recipients click here.