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102 – 440 Wilsey Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 7G5
Telephone: (506) 462-9555
Fax: (506) 458-9134
Email : [email protected]


Ability NB helps clients to identify their sport, recreation and active living interests and develop a plan for participation. We offer adapted sport, recreation and active living clinics to engage persons with spinal cord injuries and all mobility disabilities in physical activity. We also link clients to other sport and recreation programs and help secure the resources, equipment and devices needed for participation.

Ability NB is the host organization of Para NB – Sport & Recreation. Para NB is a provincial program overseen by a management team consisting of Ability NB, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, Recreation NB and Sport NB. Para NB works to engage New Brunswickers with a physical disability in parallel sport and recreation activities. The program also works with Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs), disability organizations, recreation organizations and facilities. Para NB is the point of contact for information, resources, adapted equipment, and how to get involved in para sport and recreation activities as a participant, coach, volunteer or official


100-85 Plymouth Street
Ottawa ON K1S 3E2
Telephone: (613) 569-4333
Fax: (613) 569-2777

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.

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Parasport Jumpstart Funds can be used to support initiatives such as the creation of a new program, or go towards the expansion of an existing successful initiative that provides positive introductory parasport experiences to children with a disability. The Canadian Paralympic Committee recognizes that many

introductory programs at the Active Start, Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages are integrated and often include multiple disability groups and sports

Funds will support three areas of para-sport development including Paralympic, Para-sport and multi-sport initiatives. These various streams of funding must incorporate at least one of the following programming categories; awareness first involvement and recruitment, participation and development.

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503 Queen Street
PO Box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 444-3888
Email : [email protected]


Coach New Brunswick (NB) leads, promotes, supports, and delivers Coach education and ongoing learning through collaborative partnerships in all stages of life.


Everyone has access to quality coaching and enjoys a positive sporting experience through all stages of life.

Coach NB plays a key role in leading the way through coaching excellence. We are the Provincial/Territorial Delivery Partner (PTCR) of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) where we are responsible for delivering but are not limited to Multi-Sport NCCP products. In addition, we celebrate and promote the significant role that Coaches play within the NB sport system by offering various Professional Development (PD) workshops, funding opportunities, apprenticeship/mentoring experiences, and more!  Check out our 2015-2019 coachNBstrategicPlan

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301 – 75 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7

Erin Kasungu
Manager, Shared Value
Telephone: (613) 236-2664 ext. 310
Email : [email protected]


Community sport builds community vitality. Sport plays an important role in our physical, social and economic health. When good sport is used intentionally to work on community priorities the results can transform our communities.

Smart & Caring True Sport is a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the True Sport Foundation that harnesses the power of sport to make our communities stronger, healthier and more resilient places to live, work and play.

Smart & Caring True Sport provides a number of ways for community foundations and sport organizations to work together, using sport as a vehicle to strengthen community.

  • Building Knowledge and Relationships: Smart & Caring True Sport brings together community foundations and sport organizations across Canada, sparking new connections and creating opportunities to share community knowledge.
  • Investing in Community: Smart & Caring True Sport connects community foundations and donors with local sport organizations, helping to strengthen community investment and involvement in sport. Two opportunities to invest in community include:
    1. Grantmaking: the True Sport Foundation facilitates connections between sport organizations and donors who want to support community sport and recreation projects.
    2. Smart & Caring True Sport Matching Funds: a match of up to $20,000 for community foundations to work with engaged donors and use sport for transformative community work.
  • Sustaining the Impact: Community foundations and sport organizations can learn from one another – sharing knowledge and resources to improve financial sustainability, establish sport legacy funds and have an even greater impact in the community.

Visit True Sport’s website to learn more about opportunities to get involved and apply to participate in the Smart & Caring True Sport program.

Para NB – Sport et loisirs
c/o Ability New Brunswick Inc.
102 – 440 Wilsey Road
Fredericton NB E3B 7G5
Telephone: (506) 462-9555
Toll free: (866) 462-9555
Fax: (506) 458-9134

Para NB – Sport & Recreation is a provincial program overseen by a management team consisting of Ability NB, Coach NB, Government of New Brunswick, Recreation NB and Sport NB. The Para NB – Sport & Recreation program involves working with persons with a physical disability, schools, Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs), disability organizations, recreation organizations and facilities to build capacity and lead the development and coordination of a system that engages New Brunswickers with physical disabilities in para sport and recreation.

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Recreation NB
34 – 55 Whiting Road
Fredericton NB E3B 5Y5
Telephone : (506) 459-1929
Fax : (506) 450-6066

The Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund, formally the Provincial Recreation Access Fund, exists to provide support and facilitate direct participation for those with disabilities. It is our intention to reduce or eliminate barriers that hinder participation. This re-imagined fund can help cover the costs of registration fees, transportation costs, and equipment needs of individuals who would not have been able to take part in physical activities without this program. New for 2015, a portion of the overall fund will be used as a one- time annual grant. This grant can be applied for via a municipality or organization and go towards inclusive recreation programming or inclusive upgrading of a facility.

For Individuals: (Maximum Request: $250) – Three Funding Periods
Individuals with a disability can apply for funding from the Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund to help cover activity related expenses. Want to join a gym, or aqua size class? We can help with registration fees. Want to attend a summer camp or after school program? We can pay for that as well! We’ll even help you with some of your equipment and transportation needs too. In fact, we can cover expenses for just about anything, as long as the activity is “ACTIVE”, and not just a “one-time thing”. Funding Deadlines: July 24, 2015, October 2nd, 2015 and January 15th, 2016

For Municipalities: (Maximum Request: $2500) – Annually
Municipalities or organizations that provide recreation services can apply for funding from the Inclusive Recreation Activity Fund to help cover inclusive programming or facility related expenses. Want to offer a parallel sport program in your recreation programs, or add specialized equipment to your facility? We can help with these costs. Want to provide a ramp or upgrade your washrooms to include wheelchair access? We can cover expenses for just about anything, as long as the program or facility will be part of the recreation delivery system and used to make those individuals with a disability more “ACTIVE”. Funding Deadline: July 24, 2015 – If funding remains, additional funding will be available for the October 2nd, 2015 and January 15th, 2016 periods.

Municipalities/organizations must provide a letter of intent with your application detailing how these funds will be used and the benefit to your community/organization.

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13 – 900 Hanwell Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 6A2
Telephone: (506) 451-1320
Fax: (506) 451-1325

The New Brunswick Amateur Sport Fund was established as a centralized fundraising effort to provide support to provincial sport organizations.

The program will highlight the development of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer administrators by being able to provide tax receipts for donations.

The goal of the New Brunswick Amateur Sport Fund is to enhance the development of sport participation in New Brunswick to ensure that participants have the opportunity to improve their talents to reach their full potential.

The New Brunswick Amateur Sport Fund is a fundraising program established for the continued and future development of amateur sport in New Brunswick.

It represents the culmination of sport-specific funds established by each participating provincial sport organization. Participation in the program is voluntary and available to members in good standing with Sport NB.

The New Brunswick Amateur Sport Fund provides an opportunity for individuals who have benefited from sport to contribute financially to sport programs for current and future generations.

Cash donations, monthly/annual contributions, planned financial gifts or gifts of valuable property are encouraged. Contributions result in recognition and significant tax savings for the donor.

Funds raised are used to ensure quality-sporting opportunities will continue to be available to everyone in New Brunswick.

Each participating organization will develop directed program(s) within their respective fund to channel dollars toward specific causes.

For example, a scholarship fund may be established to assist athletes to continue to meet both sport and academic goals, a Canada Games fund may be established to cover costs of team development, or a basic legacy fund may be used to cover ongoing operational costs. The applications are bound only by the creativity of the Provincial Sport Organization.

The mission of the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations (CCPTSF) is to provide the means for Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations to network, enhance their effectiveness, and manage the National Sport Trust Fund (NSTF).

As a member of the CPPTSF, Sport NB has been authorized to create the New Brunswick Amateur Sport Fund as the New Brunswick Branch of the NSTF and to act as fund manager for all donations made to amateur sport in New Brunswick

KIDSPORT™is a national program that began in British Columbia in 1993. Sport NB has been administering the program in NB since 1996.

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

For more information on KIDSPORT™, visit their web site or contact Sally Chamberlain at [email protected]

Application deadlines are January 31, April, 30, July 31 and September 30.

Sport NB is excited to offer this great opportunity for children ages 7-11 to experience a fun filled week of sports and physical activity.

Submit applications for these camps to Sally Chamberlain’s attention.

Sport NB encourages all its members to provide equity in sport for girls & women. Provincial Sport Organizations can take simple steps to encourage more girls & women in sport:

  • ensure your website has equal representation of photos for both male & females
  • recognize both male & female in sports awards
  • nominate your female athletes & coaches for the Pitney Bowes Sports Awards

Sport NB in partnership with LocalMotion has the following resources or events to promote girls & women in sport:

  • Celebration of girls & women in sport & physical activity. The Celebration event provides an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments & contributions that girls & women have made to sport.
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