About us

Wheelchair Sports Alberta is a registered charitable non-profit association responsible for the development and delivery of provincial level sport programs and services throughout Alberta. Specific sports that fall under the WSA umbrella include: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Athletics and Sledge Hockey. WSA works in partnership with local, regional, provincial and national sport organizations and local sport system providers to create a dynamic environment for wheelchair sport participation through inclusion at all levels.
OUR GOALS:
• To promote opportunities for Albertans in wheelchair sport
• To promote awareness and acceptance of wheelchair athletes
• To promote inclusion of wheelchair athletes
• To support all levels of athletes and coaches, from elite national team members to recreational participants
OUR BELIEFS:
Our organization is governed by certain beliefs:
• People in wheelchairs should have the same access to sport opportunities
• Wheelchair sport is important because of the intrinsic and extrinsic benefits to the participants
• To support all levels of athletes and coaches, from elite national team members to recreational participants
OUR SERVICES:
CLUB REQUEST PROGRAM:
WSA has a positive working relationship with all the clubs in the province. When a club wants to host a tournament or clinic, WSA likes to assist. COACHING & OFFICIATING PROGRAM:
WSA aids in the development of new and experienced coaches and officials who require assistance to further their training.
EQUIPMENT RENTAL PROGRAM:
WSA rents specialized equipment to its members for a small fee. We loan racing and sport chairs, rollers, and sports equipment to developing athletes so that no one is excluded from participating in sport. INSURANCE:
WSA provides affordable insurance for all its members, covering general accident and third party liability for all training and competition activities.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
WSA provides financial assistance to Alberta’s top developing and elite athletes. Our scholarships and bursaries assist athletes in training, competition, and equipment expenses.

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