Athletics Ontario Announces New Organizational Structure

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 15, 2014 – Athletics Ontario (AO) announced today the implementation of a new organizational structure. Under its new governance model, the role of Executive Director was created with the following direct reports:

  • Manager – Competitions, Technical Specifications and Logistics
  • Manager – Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Manager – High Performance
  • Manager – Member Services, Programs and Development
  • Office Manager

“This marks another step in Athletics Ontario’s evolution” said AO Chair Lisa Ferdinand. “We believe this new structure will be more accountable, more transparent and better able to deliver strong and responsible programs to our entire membership.”

Combined with the implementation of AO’s 2015 – 2018 Strategic Priorities, the new structure will further enable AO to offer significant improvements in service delivery and outcomes while increasing focus on growth areas.

“Several measures have been implemented while others will be phased in over a period of time to allow for smoother transition,” said Ferdinand. “We think all our stakeholders will see significant benefit in the changes we have planned and look forward to providing more information in the coming months.”

About Athletics Ontario

Athletics Ontario ( is Ontario’s not-for-profit sport’s governing body for athletics, which encompasses track and field, road running, cross country, and race walking. With a goal of making athletics one of the province’s top tier sports, this athlete-centred, volunteer-based, and club-and-community driven association’s mission is to develop, promote, and ensure the competent delivery of athletics programs and competitions.