We connect people with special needs to sport through boxing.



Boxing Without Barriers is a non-contact boxing program for children, youth, and young adults (ages 7+) with special needs.  Classes run on Sunday mornings, from 9-10am at the Beaver Boxing Club in Little Italy. It is open to individuals with a wide range of abilities and is designed for participants to exercise, learn to box, and have fun.

BWB is a registered Boxing Ontario club and a Beaver Boxing Club program. To learn more about Beaver Boxing visit their website.

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Chantal Deketele


Chantal is a coach, teacher, and kinesiologist with over a decade of experience in fitness & recreation programming for children, youth, and young adults with special needs.  


Marija Curran

Coach & Social Media Team Lead

As a two-time Canadian champion, and internationally winning boxer, Marija brings an elite skill set in boxing and coaching to our team.  A full-time public servant, Marija lends her expertise in communications to help with our social media. Marija also serves as Vice President of Boxing Without Barriers.



Assistant Coach

Kasia began her volunteer role in a "behind the scenes" capacity and quickly stepped up to becoming a coach.  Her ability to build rapport with participants makes her a role model for volunteers and athletes alike. Kasia is also trilingual and can work with our athletes in both English and French (and Serbian!).

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Dallas Dunne

Assistant Coach

One of our first coaches, Dallas has brought a sense of community and many hard workouts to BWB since the beginning. Everyone leaves with a big smile and satisfaction when he teaches. A graduate of developmental service work, Dallas has worked with clients with special needs for over three years.



Assistant Coach

Victoria is a grade 11 student who took up boxing two years ago and hasn't looked back.  After her own positive experience in boxing, she saw BWB as an opportunity to have the same impact on others. Her favourite thing about Boxing Without Barriers is the enthusiastic and kind environment.


Michael Szabo

Assistant Coach

Michael has been practicing boxing and Muay Thai for over 6 years, loving every minute of it! Volunteering with Boxing Without Barriers has been the perfect combination of a passion for combat sports and the opportunity to get more involved in the community. Michael enjoys working with the great athletes and coaches at BWB!


Kya McMillan

Assistant Coach

Kya started practicing boxing and Muay Thai four years ago, and it quickly became a passion of hers. She loves volunteering with Boxing Without Barriers and having the opportunity to work with the incredible coaches and sharing her love of boxing with the amazing athletes. It's the best part of her week!


Chris Inns

Assistant Coach

Chris got into boxing to be a positive role model for his grandson, who was also starting to box.  A lifelong volunteer in many areas, Chris has donated blood 175 times! He describes himself as a “regular joe, who likes to help others where possible.”