Petro-Canada believes that education builds strong individuals and prepares them for the world. By contributing to projects that encourage equality and fair-play early on in life, we play a part in building the foundation for healthy adults and citizens in the future.
In partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, we sponsor the Paralympic Schools Program designed to help young students learn more about people with disabilities, the Paralympic Games and Paralympic sports.
The program emphasizes the significance of inclusion and equality within our communities.
The Petro-Canada Paralympic Schools Program:
- Speaks to young people, ages nine to 13, and offers fun online multi-media lessons and activities, as well as prizes
- Educates both able and disabled students about equality
- Sensitizes students to the human potential that resides in all of us — a message that we all have disabilities to recognize and overcome.
- Helps youth adjust to the challenges of the real world where life is not always about success, but more often about resilience, responding to setbacks and obstacles, and having the persistence to overcome the fear of failure.
- Offers lesson plans to teachers covering the five core curriculum subjects: language arts, physical education, visual arts, mathematics and history.
In 2012, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) launched a new, innovative education program that includes: curriculum-specific resources, cross-curricular activities, formal assessment objectives and interactive schemes of work. These resources will be designed in collaboration with provincial ministries of education, national sports organizations and other key stakeholders in the education community. This new educational resource will not only assist schools in assuring inclusivity, but will provide further opportunities for students of all abilities to access academic and sporting opportunities.
Visit the Paralympics Schools Program website