Paralympian Marissa Papaconstantinou will be the athlete ambassador for participants at the Toronto event ©Getty Images

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) will be staging two Paralympian Search events in Toronto and Calgary in October and November to find new Paralympic hopefuls.

The one day events will take participants through physical tests and teach them about Paralympic sports.

The event will be heading to Toronto on October 27 and Calgary on November 24.

Both events are open to athletes over 14-years-old with a physical or visual disability.

The athlete identification event will test the aptitude of participants in various Paralympic sports.

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario will co-host the event with the CPC at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

Sprinter Marissa Papaconstantinou will be the Paralympic ambassador for the event, supporting the participants throughout the day.

Just 18-years-old, Papaconstantinou competed at her first Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 and earned a top ten finish in the 100 metres event.

"I'm so excited to meet aspiring athletes and help guide them through a fun but challenging day of testing," she said.

"Paralympian Search is an important event to bring more athletes into the Para-sport world, and I just hope that sharing my experiences will help them on their own sport journey and show them what they can do."

Representatives from different Canadian sport federations will be present at the events to discern the potential talents.

Canadian Sport Institute Calgary will help run the Calgary Paralympian Search event at WinSport where Alpine skier Kirk Shornstein will act as the athlete ambassador.

The three time Paralympian recently announced his retirement but is looking forward to giving back to the sport.

"Sport has been a huge part of my life and it's definitely a goal of mine to be able to help the next generation of athletes,” said Schornstein.

"Paralympian Search is the perfect avenue for people to get involved in sport and discover what possibilities are out there.

"I started at the bottom when I first began competing but made it all the way to three Paralympic Games, and I hope to help others do the same."

Whilst not all participants will be given the opportunity to perform at an elite level, all participants will receive information on how to access sport opportunities at all levels.