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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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A successful meeting between the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association / Boccia Canada staff and the Honourable Minister of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada, Carla Qualtrough, as well as the Honourable David McGuinty who visited the House of Sport (RA Centre) yesterday. Meaningful discussions were had, a lot of laughs, and of course, talks of the recent Take the Shot (Paris Edition) Program that has been generously funded by Sport Canada. MORE INFO: www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2024/02/minister-qualtrough-announces-funding-to-remove-b...
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A successful meeting between the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association / Boccia Canada staff and the Honourable Minister of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada, Carla Qualtrough, as well as the Honourable David McGuinty who visited the House of Sport (RA Centre) yesterday. Meaningful discussions were had, a lot of laughs, and of course, talks of the recent Take the Shot (Paris Edition) Program that has been generously funded by Sport Canada.  MORE INFO: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2024/02/minister-qualtrough-announces-funding-to-remove-barriers-and-increase-sport-participation.html
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