Sport Awards

Team Canada at the 2019 Winter Deaflympics Opening Ceremony in Italy.

The CDSA Sport Awards

The CDSA Sport Awards are given at every Deaflympic cycle (summer or winter) every two years to athletes and national teams, who made an important contribution to Deaf sports in Canada.

2018-2020 Sport Awards

2016-2018 Sport Awards


Winners of the CDSA Sport Awards

Best Male Athlete 

Year Winner Province Sport
2018-2020 Massimo Luciani Ontario Ice Hockey
2016-2018 Dale Proctor British Columbia Golf and Curling

Best Female Athlete

Year Winner Province Sport
2018-2020 Sasha Laoun Quebec Golf
2016-2018 Julia Wolff Ontario Volleyball

Best National Team

Year Winner
2018-2020 Team Canada Men’s Basketball

Winner of the USA Deaf Championship, division 2 in Indianapolis, USA – April 2019

2016-2018 Team Canada Women’s Ice Hockey

First participation in its history at the 2017 World Championships in Amherst, USA

Winners of the Sport Awards 2008-2016


The CDSA’s Hall of Fame

The Canadian Deaf Sports Association’s Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to recognize and honour athletes, teams and founders who achieved outstanding success and contributed to the advancement of deaf sports. The nomination and announcement process takes between two to three years.

Submit a nomination

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee – Robert Martin Cundy


Notable Athletes

In its 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, the CDSA developed an important strategic direction: Contribute to promoting Deaf and hard of hearing sports in Canada. Contribute to creating a sense of belonging and recognition among Deaf and hard of hearing athletes, former athletes and CDSA through various social media outlets and communications tools used by the CDSA.

We are proud to introduce notable athletes for each Canadian province and the performances they realized during international sport events sanctioned by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

Atlantic Provinces