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About CCPSA

Established in 1985, the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping anyone with cerebral palsy or a related disability access quality sport and recreation activities. We do this through….program delivery, education, advocacy and partnership. Physical activity and the pursuit of excellence in sport can be rewarding for everyone. We believe that people with cerebral palsy and related disabilities should have the opportunity to develop their full athletic potential with the support of trained, knowledgeable coaches.

We are the National Sport Organization for the Paralympic sport of Boccia. We work with our provincial partners and other organizations to support the inclusion of athletes with cerebral palsy and related disabilities in sport development, athlete recruitment and talent identification programs across all sports.

News and Events

Herb Torrance Inducted into CCPSA Hall of Fame – Recognized for Decades of Success Coaching Boccia

November 13, 2023

Former Coach, Herb Torrance, pictured accepting Hall of Fame Award from Paralympian and retired athlete, Josh Vander Vies Ottawa, ON (November 13, 2023) – The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is pleased to announce that Herb Torrance is the newest member inducted into the CCPSA Hall of Fame in the Officials/Coaches Category. Herb played a…

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Three Deserving Athletes Named Recipients of the 2023 Kabush Para Athlete Fund

September 19, 2023

Laura Calovini celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6, 2020 Ottawa, ON (September 19, 2023) – The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is pleased to announce the three recipients of the Kabush Para Athlete Fund for 2023, who will receive a bursary of $1,000 each, including boccia athlete Nathan Bragg (Vancouver, BC), para-athletics competitor…

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Update to Boccia Canada COVID Protocols

July 26, 2023

Technical Delegates abiding by Boccia Canada’s Back to Boccia Training and Competition Guidelines for the 2023 Défi sportif AlterGo competition Ottawa, ON (July 26, 2023) – Maintaining participant safety has been Boccia Canada’s main priority throughout the pandemic. The Back to Boccia Training and Competition Guidelines were released in July 2021. The guidelines were developed in consultation with…

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Spotlight: Monique Camirand
Introduced to Boccia: April 2004
#HerStory : Monique attended her first Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004 after being asked to train and be the performance partner to a local Gatineau athlete, Mirane Lanoix-Boyer, who was heading to the Paralympics. Monique has been an advocate for the sport in her classroom of Physical and Health Education as well as a coach of several sport teams ever since. Once she got involved with Boccia Canada, she discovered a passion and love for the sport. She later went on to become Assistant Head Coach to Mario Delisle, attend the Beijing Paralympics as a coach, and is still involved as bilingual commentator of competitions/games at the National level.
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Mise en vedette: Monique Camirand
Initiée au boccia : avril 2004
#sonhistoire : Monique a assisté à ses premiers Jeux paralympiques à Athènes en 2004 après qu'on lui ait demandé de s'entraîner et d'être la partenaire de performance d'une athlète locale de Gatineau, Mirane Lanoix-Boyer, qui se rendait aux Jeux paralympiques. Depuis, Monique défend le sport dans sa classe d'éducation physique et de la santé et entraîne plusieurs équipes sportives. Lorsqu'elle s'est impliquée dans Boccia Canada, elle s'est découvert une passion et un amour pour ce sport. Par la suite, elle est devenue l'assistante de l'entraîneur-chef Mario Delisle, a participé aux Jeux paralympiques de Beijing en tant qu'entraîneure et est toujours impliquée en tant que commentatrice bilingue des compétitions/jeux au niveau national.
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Spotlight: Monique Camirand
Introduced to Boccia: April 2004
#HerStory : Monique attended her first Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004 after being asked to train and be the performance partner to a local Gatineau athlete, Mirane Lanoix-Boyer, who was heading to the Paralympics. Monique has been an advocate for the sport in her classroom of Physical and Health Education as well as a coach of several sport teams ever since. Once she got involved with Boccia Canada, she discovered a passion and love for the sport. She later went on to become Assistant Head Coach to Mario Delisle, attend the Beijing Paralympics as a coach, and is still involved as bilingual commentator of competitions/games at the National level. 
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Mise en vedette: Monique Camirand
Initiée au boccia : avril 2004
#sonhistoire : Monique a assisté à ses premiers Jeux paralympiques à Athènes en 2004 après quon lui ait demandé de sentraîner et dêtre la partenaire de performance dune athlète locale de Gatineau, Mirane Lanoix-Boyer, qui se rendait aux Jeux paralympiques. Depuis, Monique défend le sport dans sa classe déducation physique et de la santé et entraîne plusieurs équipes sportives. Lorsquelle sest impliquée dans Boccia Canada, elle sest découvert une passion et un amour pour ce sport. Par la suite, elle est devenue lassistante de lentraîneur-chef Mario Delisle, a participé aux Jeux paralympiques de Beijing en tant quentraîneure et est toujours impliquée en tant que commentatrice bilingue des compétitions/jeux au niveau national.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Monique Camira beau souvenir!

Hanif Mawji Tammy McLeod

In honour of International Women's Day, we're recognizing the contributions of some of the female leaders who have shaped this organization over the years 🤩🙌💁‍♀️

👏 Presidents/Vice Presidents: Alana Aird, Debra Bulmer, Marie Dannhauser, Sandy Hermiston, Sharon Martin, & Suzanne Winterflood
👏 Board Members: Althea Larsen, Amanda Fader, Bev Piskorik, Candice Phillips, Carmella Neufeld, Debbie Kabush, Donna Krumme, Donna Zorn, Elaine Lake, Heather Marta, Jane Dukovich, Janet Dunn, Jaqueline Zonneville, Jose Malo, Karen McNichol, Kathy Schrader, Leslie Halicki, Lorette Dupuis, Lori Price Mireau, Megan Muscat, Melissa Chandler, Noreen Guptill, Norma Lorincz, Sarah Nixon Suggit, & Terrie Moore
👏Executive Directors: Jennifer Larson & Marie Dannhauser
👏National Team Coaches: Amanda Fader, Cherie Cunningham, Dayna Wellock, Faye Blackwood, Georgette Reed, Janet Dunn, Karen Williams, Kristin Dorrance, Monique Camirand, & Shannon Sydorak.

We won't stop there! Special features on some more CCPSA female leaders coming out next week 😊
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En l'honneur de la Journée internationale de la femme, nous reconnaissons les contributions de certaines des femmes leaders qui ont eu un impact sur cette organisation au fil des ans 🤩🙌💁‍♀️
👏 Présidentes et vice-présidentes : Alana Aird, Debra Bulmer, Marie Dannhauser, Sandy Hermiston, Sharon Martin, & Suzanne Winterflood
👏Membres du conseil d'administration : Althea Larsen, Amanda Fader, Bev Piskorik, Candice Phillips, Carmella Neufeld, Debbie Kabush, Donna Krumme, Donna Zorn, Elaine Lake, Heather Marta, Jane Dukovich, Janet Dunn, Jaqueline Zonneville, Jose Malo, Karen McNichol, Kathy Schrader, Leslie Halicki, Lorette Dupuis, Lori Price Mireau, Megan Muscat, Melissa Chandler, Noreen Guptill, Norma Lorincz, Sarah Nixon Suggit, & Terrie Moore
👏Directrices exécutives : Jennifer Larson & Marie Dannhauser
👏Entraîneuses de l'équipe nationale : Amanda Fader, Cherie Cunningham, Dayna Wellock, Faye Blackwood, Georgette Reed, Janet Dunn, Karen Williams, Kristin Dorrance, Monique Camirand, & Shannon Sydorak.

Nous ne nous arrêterons pas là ! Des postes spéciaux sur d'autres femmes leaders de l'ACSPC seront publiés la semaine prochaine 😊
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In honour of International Womens Day, were recognizing the contributions of some of the female leaders who have shaped this organization over the years 🤩🙌💁‍♀️ 

👏 Presidents/Vice Presidents: Alana Aird, Debra Bulmer, Marie Dannhauser, Sandy Hermiston, Sharon Martin, & Suzanne Winterflood
👏 Board Members: Althea Larsen, Amanda Fader, Bev Piskorik, Candice Phillips, Carmella Neufeld, Debbie Kabush, Donna Krumme, Donna Zorn, Elaine Lake, Heather Marta, Jane Dukovich, Janet Dunn, Jaqueline Zonneville, Jose Malo, Karen McNichol, Kathy Schrader, Leslie Halicki, Lorette Dupuis, Lori Price Mireau, Megan Muscat, Melissa Chandler, Noreen Guptill, Norma Lorincz, Sarah Nixon Suggit, & Terrie Moore
👏Executive Directors: Jennifer Larson & Marie Dannhauser
👏National Team Coaches: Amanda Fader, Cherie Cunningham, Dayna Wellock, Faye Blackwood, Georgette Reed, Janet Dunn, Karen Williams, Kristin Dorrance, Monique Camirand, & Shannon Sydorak.

We wont stop there! Special features on some more CCPSA female leaders coming out next week 😊 
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En lhonneur de la Journée internationale de la femme, nous reconnaissons les contributions de certaines des femmes leaders qui ont eu un impact sur cette organisation au fil des ans 🤩🙌💁‍♀️
👏 Présidentes et vice-présidentes : Alana Aird, Debra Bulmer, Marie Dannhauser, Sandy Hermiston, Sharon Martin, & Suzanne Winterflood
👏Membres du conseil dadministration : Althea Larsen, Amanda Fader, Bev Piskorik, Candice Phillips, Carmella Neufeld, Debbie Kabush, Donna Krumme, Donna Zorn, Elaine Lake, Heather Marta, Jane Dukovich, Janet Dunn, Jaqueline Zonneville, Jose Malo, Karen McNichol, Kathy Schrader, Leslie Halicki, Lorette Dupuis, Lori Price Mireau, Megan Muscat, Melissa Chandler, Noreen Guptill, Norma Lorincz, Sarah Nixon Suggit, & Terrie Moore
👏Directrices exécutives : Jennifer Larson & Marie Dannhauser
👏Entraîneuses de léquipe nationale : Amanda Fader, Cherie Cunningham, Dayna Wellock, Faye Blackwood, Georgette Reed, Janet Dunn, Karen Williams, Kristin Dorrance, Monique Camirand, & Shannon Sydorak.

Nous ne nous arrêterons pas là ! Des postes spéciaux sur dautres femmes leaders de lACSPC seront publiés la semaine prochaine 😊Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment