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Para-Archery General Information

Para archery competition, which includes specific competition categories for athletes with certain classifications, is an integral part of the Paralympic Games. Archery Canada’s High Performance Para program identifies and supports the development of Para athletes through an environment of sporting and professional excellence. The development of athletes’ physical, mental and technical performance attributes are key themes within our programmes, achieved through a decentralized program, to promote a High Performance and team based environment to help lead to consistent podium performances on the World Stage.

Archery Canada’s High Performance Para Archery program strategy is currently under development. The goal is to put in place a long-term strategy with appropriate structures & programming, which optimizes Archery Canada’s potential for delivering podium results by 2024.

To learn more about getting identified as a potential Canadian Para Archery High Performance Athlete please contact:

Kylah Cawley, Program Manager:

2023-24 Para Archery Technical Leadership Team

Archery Canada is soliciting for volunteer Coaches and Team Managers to make up the annual leadership group for Para Archery national team programs. To achieve sustained competitive excellence and develop our para archery program, Archery Canada will depend on the efforts of coaches and manager volunteers for the program activities held and attended annually. This process has been set out as an interim process for the 2023/24 season to seek interested individuals who can be identified and selected to serve in coach & manager positions to national squad Events as well as to serve as program technical advisors, and lead specific development opportunities.

Please see full application process by clicking here

Para Levy
Archers participating in national programs, at various levels, will be a assessed an annual levy for programming and services provided from Archery Canada. This levy is intended to help offset some of the programming costs including, but not limited to the following:
  • Travel costs for identified events
  • Technical Leadership and support staff support for camps and competition
  • World Archery Licenses
  • Coach Salaries
  • Archery Centre of Excellence – Cambridge facility operations and maintenance and Equipment (e.g. targets, buttresses, etc.)
  • Sport Science services
  • Coach Development
  • Administrative fees
  • Technology support
  • Other items as appropriate

The levy for carded athletes, National Squad athletes, or Next Gen athletes varies by program and is outlined in the athlete agreement.


All archers wishing to compete in any Para-archery category at Archery Canada competitions or any event in which the scores are used for ranking, records or mail match scores must have a current National or International classification card. This card must be included at the time of registration and must be presented in person during equipment inspections. Archers without this classification will not be permitted to participate in the para-archery categories but will be able to participate in the able-bodied events.

Find out more about classifications

Para-Athlete Assistance Program

The Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) is a sport funding program of the Government of Canada that contributes to the pursuit of excellence. AAP support seeks to relieve some of the financial pressures associated with preparing for and participating in international sport and assists high-performance Para Archery is a supported sport under AAP. Learn more about the AAP selection process:

Para Archery Athlete Assistance Program

High Performance-Para-Selection Processes

Archery Canada identifies teams and individual athletes who will represent Canada at international events. To find out the processes by which athletes are eligible and nominated for different competitions and activities visit our Selection Process page for Para Archery.

Para-Archery Selection Processes

Para Archery Ranking List

The Archery Canada (AC) Para Archery Ranking List is an annual list that ranks archers who have been classified for para competition, as defined by World Archery. Learn more about Para Archery Ranking List.

Para-Archery Ranking List

Please click here for the 2023 Para-Archery Ranking List

Events: Athlete Support Personnel Guidelines

Athlete Support Personnel Guidelines

Bell Connect Program

Bell Canada, through partnership with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s, wants to help athletes focus on their training and performance by keeping them connected when they are travelling. For more information on the Bell Program, please visit their website HERE.

Bell Canada changed their eligibility criteria for the Bell Connect program in 2019.  Under the new parameters for this program, eligible sports and disciplines are defined as follows:

  • Must be part of the sport program for any of the following events:
    • Olympic Summer/Winter Games
    • Paralympic Summer/Winter Games
    • Pan Am Games
    • Para Pan Am Games
  • Archery Canada specific eligible categories are:
    • For Recurve Archers:
      • Sport Canada Carded athletes
      • Senior Gold and Red Squad in 2019
    • For Para Archers:
      • Sport Canada Carded athletes
      • Senior Gold and Red Squad in 2019
    • For Compound Archers:
      • Senior Gold or Red Squad in 2019 and named to the 2020 Senior National Team

Eligible athletes can APPLY ONLINE

Eligible Athletes will be provided with a plan that includes:

  • Phone
    • First year in the program, a Samsung S8 phone
  • Voice
    • Unlimited Nationwide minutes
    • Unlimited Nationwide texting
    • 3 GB Data
    • 1000 US Roaming minutes (Including long distance to Canada/U.S.)
    • US Long distance rate ($0.50/min)
  • Data
    • 3GB of non-sharable Canada-Wide data
    • 1 GB of non-sharable US Roaming data
    • Additional data rate:  $15/GB Canadian data (Data service pass for additional US data roaming)
  • Text
    • Unlimited nationwide text, pic and video messaging
    • 1000 non-shareable outgoing US roaming text messages
    • Unlimited non-shareable incoming US roaming text messages

The plan also includes: Call Display, Message Centre, Conference Calling and Call Waiting