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Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO)

DSAO was established in 1999 to provide sailing opportunities for Ontarians living with disabilities, regardless of ability or age. DSAO has hosted hundreds of sailors for recreational, instructional and racing sails in Toronto Harbour. All DSAO staff are exceptionally qualified individuals who meet the needs of our members. Their common link is their passion for the sport of sailing and their desire to share sailing with everyone. The realization that our water and lakes serve as a great healer and equalizer inspires people living with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of wind, sun and spray.

Your Parasport Contact

Joanne Zimmerman
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Hi, my name is Joanne, the operations committee chair at DSAO. I have always loved sailing and devote my time to helping others like my son get out on the water. Reach out to me to learn more about our adaptive sailing program!


Sponsor Message

We acknowledge the land on which ParaSport® Ontario was built is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

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