The Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport, highlighted the work of the Canadian Deaf Sports Association to promote sports in the Deaf community and the Deaflympics movement through Canada.
MONTREAL, December 13, 2021 /CNW/ – Diversity and inclusion in sport are top priorities for the Government of Canada.
Today, the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebecmet with the Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA) to reaffirm the government of the from Canada support for all Canadian athletes to help them achieve their goals.
The government of Canada invested $405,900 in 2021-2022 to help the CDSA in its mission. The association supports the development of Canadian athletes who are deaf or hard of hearing, especially young people. It offers them the opportunity to participate in the Deaflympics and other international sporting events for the deaf. The funding helps the organization create opportunities for young Canadians to experience competition, travel and meet other athletes with the same goals.
Minister St-Onge also highlighted CDSA’s work in supporting the development of sports in the Deaf community as well as ensuring a strong Canadian contingent at the Deaflympics and the Pan American Games for the Deaf.
“Our government is proud of the work of the Canadian Deaf Sports Association, which promotes inclusive sport and helps ensure that Canadian athletes who are deaf or hard of hearing can reach their full potential. We look forward to cheering on Team Canada next March. for the World Deaf Curling Championships and during the Summer Deaflympics in Brazil in May 2022. Team Canada will inspire a new generation of athletes who are deaf or hard of hearing.”
—The Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec
“The government’s efforts to Canada to foster diversity and inclusion in sport are greatly appreciated. CDSA’s two-year absence from the international Deaf sports scene due to the pandemic is coming to an end. Thanks to the financial support of Sport Canada, our Association will have the privilege of sending its national teams to the World Deaf Curling Championships next March and to the Summer Deaflympics in Brazil in May 2022.”
— Alain TourpinExecutive Director, Canadian Sports Association of the Deaf
The Canadian Deaf Sports Association is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development of sport in the Deaf community and among youth, to ensure major Canadian representation at international competitions.
The 2021 Summer Deaflympics have been postponed to 2022 and will be held in Caxias do Sul, Brazil from May 1 to 15, 2022.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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