IFAPA President – David Legg facilitates a series of online sessions on the topic of “Can we do better with major games legacies?” The next session is scheduled for June 11th, 2020 at 4pm (EST).
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Project Echo is an innovative and accessible web platform designed to capture the voices of people with disabilities. The platform is part of a research project, assessing the after-effects of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

The project pays particular attention to the experiences, opportunities, and constraints that people with disabilities living in those host cities, face regarding participation in physical activity. As participant led research, the platform encourages participants to steer the conversation towards topics on physical activity and participation, that are relevant to them. The site however, also generates important content from conversations with leaders in the parasport community; it invites participants to join the conversation by commenting and adding to the opinions and information share by the guest speakers.

June 11 – Impact of Major Games

Speakers – Marco DiBuono (Jumpstart, Toronto), Brian Torrance (Ever Active Schools – Edmonton), Carolyn Trono (Sport for Life, Winnipeg)

June 18 – Adapted Sports Facility Readiness post-COVID and impact from Major Games

Speakers – Archie Allison (Variety Village), Stu McReynolds (Abilities Centre), (I’ve also asked Debbie Low from CSI – but she’s not confirmed)

June 25 – Media portrayal of athletes with disability and Major Games
Speakers – Teddy Katz, independent, Rob Snoek (Paralympian). I’ve also asked Lori Ewing from Canadian Press.

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