About APC, IPC and CPC

International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organize the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for nine sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions.

The IPC was founded as a non-profit organization on September, 22 1989. Based in Bonn, Germany, it aims to develop sport opportunities for all people with an impairment, from beginner to elite level.

Run by 200 members, the IPC’s vision is “To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.”

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Americas Paralympic Committee (APC)

The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) is the sole regional governing organization of the Americas. 

The APC was established in August 1997 with the objective of creating a governing body for the Americas region as Paralympic committees for the Americas did not exist at that time.

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Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is a non-profit, private organization with 46 member sports organizations.

The CPC is rsponsible for creating an optimal environment for high-performance Canadian Paralympic athletes to compete and win in the Paralympic and Parapan American Games, and by promoting their success, inspire all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport.

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