Community Contracts

The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation breaks down barriers for people living with disabilities, enabling them to participate in sports activities. An awareness of adaptive sport is created and the foundation develops resources that encourages inclusive para-cycling programs. We now provide community contracts to cities to run these types of programs.

Current Contracts



Brock University Wellness Center

Brock University (Niagara Penguins) St. Catharines
Brock University’s Para-sport program Brock Niagara Penguins is thrilled about the recent partnership with The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation. The equipment which includes a trailer and 8 adapted hand cycles will allow the club to start in January indoor hand cycling classes on Monday nights, moving outdoors in the late spring. This program will create recreational cycling opportunities for persons living with a disability in Niagara. It is an exciting time as the Brock Niagara Penguins looks to expand their para-sport opportunities for Niagara citizens to offer wheelchair basketball, wheelchair boccia, para-swim programs, para-sport summer camps, sitting volleyball and now with this exciting partnership hand cycling. We welcome any citizens on Niagara Falls who would like to try hand cycling or any of the para-sports offered to contact us, so we can help you try it out and get involved.

WindReach Farm, Whitby
The Equipment list consists of 5 Tandems and 4 Trainers

Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Brantford
The Equipment list loaned to them consists of 8 Tandem bikes.

Bromont Cycling Center,
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