The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced CAD$200,000 (US$150,000/€135,000/£120,000) of funding grants will be handed out to 25 sport programmes and organisations around the country ahead of Tokyo 2020.
The money has been distributed through the 2019-20 Paralympic Sport Development Fund, a grant programme that annually supports initiatives that contribute to the development of Para athletes and coaches.
Groups and organisations have been given up to $15,000 (US$11,000/€10,000/£9,000) to cover areas such as coaching, equipment, club development and training camps.
The 25 organisations to get funding back a huge range of sports, including boccia, Alpine and Nordic skiing, athletics, badminton, canoe, cycling, equestrian, ice hockey, rowing, snowboarding, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, curling and tennis.
"Congratulations to all of the Paralympic Sport Development Fund recipients who are doing incredible work to grow Para sport in their communities," CPC chief executive Karen O’Neill said.
"It is so critical for the future of Paralympic sport in our country that we continue to nurture the development of athletes from the entry level up, and that requires resources and strong programming.
"The organisations supported by these grants are important parts of our sport system and the additional funding will help them enhance their programmes."