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Derek Usman

2016 Sport Award - Coach of the Year - Women' [...]

About the Canadian Deaf Sports Association

The Canadian Deaf Sports Association (ASSC-CDSA) was incorporated in 1964 under the name “Federation of Silent Sports of Canada Inc” and now operates as a registered charity under the name of Canadian Deaf Sports Association.


  • To encourage the development and affiliation of Provincial and Territorial Deaf Sports Associations (PDSAs) within Canada;
  • To encourage the development and affiliation of National Deaf Sports Organizations (NDSOs) within Canada;
  • To select and train, with the assistance of the PDSAs, NDSOs and Sport Committees, deaf athletes who meet the requirements for participating in international competitions, especially the Panamerican Games for the Deaf, the Deaflympics and/or the World Deaf Championships;
  • To promote and facilitate the practice of amateur sports among Deaf Athletes in Canada; and
  • To promote and facilitate High Performance sport programs for the Deaf community of all ages within Canada as stipulated in CDSA's standards.

Vision :
Sport is a source of well-being, values and self-esteem for people who practice it. The Canadian Deaf Sports Association, by its actions, contributes in spreading its benefits through the Deaf community across Canada.

Mission :
The Canadian Deaf Sports Association is a pan Canadian non-profit organization aiming to support the development of the practice of sports within the Deaf community, particularly the Deaf youth, in order to ensure a quality Canadian representation at Deaflympics and Panamerican Deaf Games.


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