Officials, or referees, are certified technical officials whose role is to enforce the rules of wheelchair basketball. Opportunities to officiate wheelchair basketball exist from the local club level to provincial, national, and international championships and competitions.

Referee-portraitBecome an Official

Individuals interested in becoming a wheelchair basketball official should contact their local Provincial Sport Ogranization to get involved at the local level. For more information, individuals can also contact Wheelchair Basketball Canada.

Wheelchair Basketball Rules

Wheelchair basketball in Canada is played in accordance with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) rules which have been modified from Federation Internationale de Basketball (FIBA). There are some adaptations for play in the various divisions of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) to encourage development.

Active Officials

List of active officials across Canada.

Annual Exam

Officials must complete and pass the Wheelchair Basketball Canada annual officials exam in order to be eligible for post-season assignments.

Resources for Officials


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