I noticed that the Ontario Blind Sports Association is located in Toronto. Does this mean that all your programs take place in the city of Toronto?
Although the Ontario Blind Sports Association is located in Toronto we facilitate sports programs throughout the entire province. A big part of our mission is to create opportunities within communities across the province. If there does not seem to be any programs that fit your needs in your area, we can help educate your community and develop your area as part of the OBSA network.
Do I need to qualify to be eligible to participate in sports through the Ontario Blind Sports Association?
Although some programs such as the Summer Sports Camp are age-specific, we work with sport participants of ALL ages. Whether you are an older adult, young adult or child with or without a sports background or a visual impairment, we are happy to find opportunities for you to play!
I am a sports coach and it is my first time working with an athlete who is blind. Can the Ontario Blind Sports Association help me?
Our sport-specific advisors would be a primary resource for which you can gain knowledge and confidence in your new role. There may also be opportunities for us to send a coach to your club, school or community to instruct you on sport adaptations for particular drills or activities.
I am not blind...can I still be a member?
We are here to support anyone interested in blind/visually impaired sports. Whether you want to coach, referee, volunteer, or just participate you can feel free to get involved!