Shelley Gautier Wins Silver Medal in the Parapan Am Games
and is featured in Pedal Online Magazine. read more
Shelley Gautier featured in the Toronto Star. read more
Rick Watters and Shelley Gautier make the Durham Region News read more
Watch Shelley along with other Para-Athletes in the TorchRelay for the Parapan Am Games watch video
Shelley Gautier was featured in the U of T Magazine. August 5th - read more
with disabilities through sport
Here at the Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation we want to empower
everyone with disabilities. It is about staying active and healthy
Participation in sport activities has proven health benefits, including feelings of freedom, independence and wellness for persons with disabilities as well as life-enhancing exercise that promotes physical fitness and active living.
A staggering 20% of our citizens have some form of disability - That's 1/5th of the general population that could potentially benefit from our initiatives!
Always check out this section for upcoming events that are being scheduled in the surrounding areas. As a foundation we are expanding rapidly into the GTA.More info
We need your help
The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation is a non-profit organization that will support people with disabilities.More info
keep up on our successes
The more we are in the news the better it is for us. Our goal is to continue to grow and expand initiatives!More info
Challenges and barriers
There are significant challenges and barriers for persons with disabilities to enter and participate in both team and individual sporting activities. These barriers are both financial, physical and include lack of suitable access to transportation, equipment, facilities, coaches and support people.
Our mandate is to break down the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from fully participating in sporting activities by developing the facilities, equipment, programs, and support people. We aim to create awareness and address the unique challenges and needs of each participant.