OUR MISSION & VISION.
To enable para-athletes of all abilities that use a power wheelchair to participate in the sport of powerhockey through the development of leagues at the local level to a high-performance program at the national level.
To develop a strong network of powerhockey leagues across Canada and become the best powerhockey nation in the world.
OUR GOALS & OBJECTIVES.
- Create a network of leagues across Canada where every league has a voice and role in achieving the broader mission.
- Create an overall consistent experience for players, coaches, and volunteers across the country while recognizing the need to potentially tailor aspects of the sport to the needs of the local-level leagues.
- Develop a national high-performance training program and represent powerhockey on the international stage.
- Support leagues by creating a national marketing strategy and looking for ways to obtain funding through government grants and corporate sponsorship.
High-Performance Training Program
We will help support the growth of existing leagues across the country by providing tools and guidance, sharing best practices across leagues. Developing new leagues across Canada by expanding into untapped markets where a need is identified and potential players exist is essential to the growth of powerhockey. PowerHockey Canada aims to help support leagues through funding initiatives and distribute these funds equally across leagues.
The development of a national high-performance training program for the elite para-athletes is vital for future international endeavours and putting forward a team that can compete on the world stage. Enabling para-athletes from across the country to convene for a training camp will aide in building their skills, becoming more and more familiar with the international rules, developing strategies, and creating team synergy. PowerHockey Canada would endeavour to support leagues in sourcing funding to ensure no undue financial burden on any one league for expenses associated with participation.
From July 11-14, 2019, powerhockey teams from across North America will descend on Toronto to compete to become the inaugural PowerHockey Canada Cup champions! All the action will go down at Humber College, featuring top para-athletes facing off for four days of intense competition! Mark your calendar and be sure to come watch!