Background Founded in 1984, the Manitoba Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (MCPSA) was initiated by a group of individuals who recognized a need to provide Manitobans with cerebral palsy (CP) and related disabilities an opportunity to participate in provincial and national and international competitive sport opportunities.. The Association’s initial activities focused on supporting and delivering programming in the sports of Swimming, Boccia, and Athletics for athletes with CP.
Principles Our principles state how we wish to conduct ourselves in day-to-day business and activities. They will guide daily decisions and mirror our national organization (CCPSA).
Values-based – our decisions, programming and services are founded in our values.
Inclusive – the programs and services that we offer are equitable and accessible to all individuals, and embrace the diversity of Canadian society.
Technically sound – the principles of long-term athlete development guide our programs and services and acknowledge that a variety of participant pathways exist.
Resilient – By understanding our environment, anticipating challenges and being proactive in our planning, we are prepared to maintain acceptable levels of organizational operation in the face of instability.
Intentional – our activities are founded in clear objectives, designed to achieve desired outcomes.
Effective – we monitor and evaluate our activities – aiming to improve, be innovative, and accountable.
Collaborative – the success and growth of MCPSA is dependent on the creation and maintenance of partnerships within and beyond the sport sector.
Sustainable – Our actions consider our capacity, and as a result, we are collaborative and innovative in our efforts to achieve our goals and objectives to benefit para-sports in Manitoba.
Strategic Goals for MCPSA 1) MCPSA is an accountable organization that delivers on defined mandate with increased capacity and organizational wellness. 2) MCPSA has a successful and fully implemented sustainable budget that aligns with program needs and priorities as defined in the strategic plan. 3) MCPSA provides inspiring, technically sound, developmentally appropriate programs run by qualified coaches to improve athlete performances.