About Us

About the Ontario Games

The 2022 Ontario Parasport Games (May 13 – 15, 2022) and 2022 Ontario Summer Games (July 21 – 24, 2022) are supported by the Ontario Government through its Games Ontario program. This program delivers and supports multi-sport events, including the Ontario Winter and Summer Games for youth, the Ontario 55+ Winter and Summer Games and the Ontario Parasport Games.

About the Ontario Parasport Games

The Ontario Parasport Games were first delivered in 1975 by the City of Cambridge. Since then, the Games have grown to over 500 participants competing in 10 sports. The Mississauga 2022 Ontario Parasport Games will be the 42nd edition.

About the Ontario Summer Games

The Ontario Summer Games were first delivered in 1973 by the City of Oshawa. Since then, the Games have grown to host over 3500 participants competing in 19 sports. The Mississauga 2022 Ontario Summer Games will be the 26th edition.

Games at a Glance / Key Facts

Ontario Parasport Games

500

Participants

9

Sports

3

Days

$500,000

in Estimated Economic Activity

200+

Volunteers

Ontario Summer Games

3,500

Participants

17

Sports

4

Days

12-18

Athletes Age Range

$5 Million

in Estimated Economic Activity

700+

Volunteers

Meet PACHI

PACHI is the head cheerleader of Games Ontario events, all of which showcase Ontario athletes competing in sports at the Ontario Parasport Games and at the Ontario Summer Games.

PACHI also supports the athletes and coaches on Team Ontario at the Canada Games.

PACHI is a porcupine and like other porcupines, has a visual impairment and difficultly seeing people and objects that are far away.

His white hat and wristbands feature the Games Ontario logo, modelled on the iconic Ontario trillium and highlighted with red, green, and blue:

Inspiration

Red represents “inspiration” and it’s Team Ontario’s official colour.

Opportunity

Green represents “opportunity”.

Community

Blue represents “community”.

Governance

Both the Mississauga 2022 Ontario Parasport Games and Mississauga 2022 Ontario Summer Games are led by a Games Organizing Committee (GOC). The committee, formed by enthusiastic City leaders, will help shape the Games and create a unique event to welcome participants and spectators across Ontario.

About Mississauga

Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city, located in Southern Ontario on the beautiful waterfront of Lake Ontario. Conveniently a 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, Mississauga is also within close reach of Niagara Falls and other day trips and less than 90 minutes from the US border. With so much to see and do, Mississauga has something for everyone! Come visit us, and see for yourself.

Local Neighbourhoods

Known to many as the “City of Villages,” Mississauga has long been celebrated for its diversity and vibrant spirit. True to its name, the city is home to a number of unique neighbourhoods, each brimming with its own distinctive identity. From the spectacular waterfront district of Port Credit to the old-world charm of Streetsville, there is so much to experience in the local neighbourhoods & villages of Mississauga!

Things to See & Do

With hundreds of local attractions & must-experience spots, Mississauga is full of fun for the whole family – all year long!

Plan Your Visit

There are tonnes of options for you to plan your visit for the Games. Map out your visit to Mississauga with special promotions and offers, along with exploring what our City has to offer!

Countdown to 2022 Ontario Parasport Games

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Countdown to 2022 Ontario Summer Games

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