The Ontario Blind Sports Association is a proud member of the True Sport Movement. We run our programs with the belief sport can make a difference in the everyday lives of people and that those who are blind or visually impaired should have the opportunity to access those benefits.

For over thirty years OBSA has been delivering inclusive programs that provide the opportunity for fun and healthy sport. We have always recognized the importance of respect and fair play in sport and encourage all of our members to carry themselves with dignity both on and off the field of play.

It is for these reasons and many more that we are proud to share the true sport principles with our members and partners!

True Sport Principles

Go for It

Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others. Discover how good you can be.

Play Fair

Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.

Respect Others

Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the field and off. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

Keep it Fun

Find the joy of sport and have a good time. Keep a positive attitude and look to make a positive difference, on the field and in your community.

Stay Healthy

Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.

Include Everyone

Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Invite everyone into sport to make it more meaningful for the whole community.

Give Back

Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.

To learn more about True Sport please visit their website:

Download True Sport Principles: ts-pub-principlesforsport-e.pdf