Canadian Paralympic Committee

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The Canadian Paralympic Committee (“the CPC”) is a non-profit, private organization with 43 member sports organizations.

The CPC is responsible for creating an optimal environment for high-performance Canadian Paralympic Athletes to compete and win in the Paralympic and Parapan American Games, and by promoting their success, inspire all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport. The next Parapan American Games will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from November 19-27, 2011, while the next Paralympic Games will be hosted in London in 2012.

Our vision: is to be the World’s Leading Paralympic Nation.

Our mission: To lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games.

We believe in:

Sport – that is both fun and an agent for personal and social growth.
Athlete Focus
 – acting in the best interests of the athletes.
 – the pursuit and achievement of excellence in all interests.
 – exemplified by fairness, opportunity, integrity and trust.
 – providing leadership in the advancement of the Paralympic Movement.


The Canadian Paralympic Committee identity is a combination of the most recognizable Canadian symbol — the maple leaf — and a stylized flame representing the Paralympic Torch and the passion that unites all members of the Paralympic Movement.

The logo incorporates the International Paralympic Committee identity. The red, blue and green elements are called Agitos (from the Latin word “agito”, meaning “I move”). They encircle a centre point to represent that athletes are coming from all corners of the world to compete together.

The unification of the two identities symbolizes CPC’s proud commitment to empowering persons with physical disabilities worldwide through sport. The identity is an expression of partnership, leadership, and fairness, while promoting a strong and vibrant Paralympic Movement across the nation.

Rob Needham
Executive Director, Sport
Canadian Paralympic Committee
225 Metcalfe Street, Suite 310
Ottawa, ON, K2P 1P9
(778) 228



Ben Marston
Parasport Coordinator

Sport Nova Scotia
5516 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax NS B3J 1G6
Ph. 902 425 5450 Ext. 375
Fax 902 425 5606



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