Reminder: Entry Deadline for Ontario’s Canada Summer Games Trials and 5,000m Championships with HP Prep Meet #2 is Monday June 19 at 11:59pm

The Canada Summer Games Trials, 5000m Provincial Championships and Prep Meet are fast approaching! The competition will take place June 23-25, 2017 in Toronto, ON.

The entry deadline is Monday June 19, 2017 at 11:59 PM. 

The Trials are hosted by Athletics Ontario and will be held at the York Lions Stadium (formerly named Pan Am Stadium).

This meet will serve as the trials for Ontario athletes looking to represent their province at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Athletes looking to qualify for the Canada Summer Games will need to compete in the Canada Summer Games Trials sections.
For information on Ontario’s selection criteria please visit this link: http://athleticsontario.ca/canada-summer-games-team

To register, and for more details, please visit: http://athleticsontario.ca/events/2017-outdoor/canada-summer-games-trials/

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Reminder: Entry Deadline for AO Junior-Senior Championships is tonight at 11:59pm

The 2017 Athletics Ontario Outdoor Junior and Senior Championships are fast approaching! The competition will take place this coming weekend, June 17-18, 2017 in Windsor, ON.

The entry deadline is Monday June 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM. 

The Championship are hosted by the University of Windsor Athletics Club and will be held at the University of Windsor Stadium/ Alumni Field.

For more details on entries and registration, please visit: http://athleticsontario.ca/events/ao-junior-senior-championships/

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2017 Athletics Ontario Summer Students

Name: Ivon Jaimes Albarran
Program: Fitness & Health Promotion/ Kinesiology
School: Humber College, York University
Position: Sport Instructor – Youth Programs
Job Description:

Ivon will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Ivon will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Ivon is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Brian Jaimes Albarran
Program: Kinesiology
School: Humber College
Program: Sports Management
Position: Sport Instructor – Youth Programs
Job Description:

Brian will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and club. Brian will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Brian is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Desean Nurse
Job Title: Sport Instructor, Youth Programs
School: Centennial College
Program: Event Management
Job Description:

Desean Nurse has been involved in the fitness and sports industry for several years. Desean will be assisting in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth, as well as sport delivery including summer camps and activations. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Desean will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models. Desean is here to support aspiring athletes in the sport of Athletics as well as contributing to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Hannah Turnbull
Program: Kinesiology
School: Wilfrid Laurier University
Position: Sport Coordinator – Para Athletes
Job Description:

Hannah will be the summer Sport Coordinator for Para Athletes. Her position will involve engaging with para-athletes and their coaches with the intent to connect them with the Athletics (Track & Field) community for the purpose of talent identification and encouraging continued coaching education and professional development. She will gain valuable hands on experience working with Provincial Sport Organizations to deliver and plan major championship events throughout Ontario and will assist in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, she will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

 

Name: Daniel Wilson
School: University of Toronto
Program: Kinesiology
Job Title: Sport Coordinator – Aboriginal Athletes
Job Description:

Daniel will be involved in engaging with Aboriginal athletes and their coaches with the intent to connect them with the Athletics (Track & Field) community for the purpose of talent identification and encouraging continued coaching education and professional development. Daniel will be responsible for assisting in event management roles within Athletics Ontario Provincial Championship events which includes the delivery of major championship events and office administration. Daniel will also assist in the coordination and delivery of grassroots programming for youth. Through engagement with community groups and clubs, Daniel will assist in promoting physical literacy within long-term athlete development models.

Athletics Ontario gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding provided to support this job opportunity.

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Reminder: Entry Deadline for AO Combined Championships and Prep Meet is tonight at 11:59 pm

The Athletics Ontario Combined Events Championships are fast approaching! The competition will take place this coming weekend, June 10-11, 2017 in Ottawa, ON.

The entry deadline is Monday June 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM. 

The Championship are hosted by the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club and will be held at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

This championship will serve as the combined events trials for both Ontario and Quebec athletes looking to represent their province at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Athletes looking to qualify for the Canada Summer Games will need to compete in the Senior sections.
For information on Ontario’s selection criteria please visit this link: http://athleticsontario.ca/canada-summer-games-team

For more details on entries and registration, please click here.

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Employment Opportunities

Now Hiring

Make a difference with Athletics Ontario! Athletics Ontario AO is an athlete-centered club and community-based volunteer-driven organization committed to athlete development.

Our key goals are to promote and encourage participation from the grass roots level through to the very highest level of proficiency; to assist coaches, officials and club executives in fulfilling their goals; and to establish an authority, which can voice the concerns and desires of members to the appropriate bodies.


Volunteer Role

  • Posted: ongoing
  • Applications due by: ongoing
  • Opportunity: Volunteers are the backbone of our sport, and there are many diverse opportunities, which are useful for skill development, networking and offer a fun environment to meet new people who share active values. Volunteering with Ontario can be fun, rewarding, and challenging. To find out more about these opportunities, including role descriptions, requirements, and event dates and locations, visit the ‘Volunteer page’ on our website HERE

AO MEMBER/ COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

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Volunteer Opportunity: Canada Summer Games Trials June 23-25

Volunteer Opportunity

Approximately 150 volunteers needed for the event taking place at the York Lions Stadium at York University.

Dates/Times for Volunteering: 
  • Friday June 23rd:   Start time 5:30pm; Depart time 9:30pm;
  • Saturday June 24th:   Start time 8:30am; Depart time 7:30 pm*
  • Sunday June 25th:   Start time 8:00am; Depart time 6:00 pm*
    *Some events may end earlier or later than anticipated, due to factors including inclement weather. Flexible shifts also available.

Please RSVP by email to volunteer@athleticsontario.ca or sign up at: http://athleticsontario.ca/volunteering/ or call or leave a message at 647-352-7211 if you are interested and available. Meet new friends and cheer on some of Canada’s future Olympians!

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ATHLETICS ONTARIO APPOINTS HARASSMENT OFFICERS

May 23, 2017

The AO Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Doreen Thompson and Bruce Simpson as AO Harassment Officers.

Doreen Thompson has a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (BSc), a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and a Doctorate in Education (ED.d), with a Major in Organizational Leadership and a Minor in Conflict Resolution. She currently works as an Instructional Coach at secondary schools across the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) in addition to being the Z Club Chair of the Zonta International District 4 Board. As a former athlete, Doreen enjoyed competing in the high jump, long jump, 200m, and relays. Today, she continues her involvement in the sport as an AO Technical Official.

Bruce Simpson has been practicing law for the past 38 years, predominantly in the area of insolvency. Bruce is a former pole vaulter and Canadian record holder. He placed 5th at the 1972 Olympic Games and won gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games and the 1979 Pan Am Games. Bruce also picked up a bronze medal the 1971 Pan Am Games and a silver medal at the World Student Games.

The AO Harassment Policy can be found at http://athleticsontario.ca/policies/. To file a harassment complaint, please review the policy then forward your written complaint to one of AO’s Harassment Officers:

For more information, or any questions pertaining to the Harassment Policy, please contact:

Ross Ste-Croix
Executive Director Athletics Ontario
647.641.8976
ross-stecroix@athleticsontario.ca

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ATHLETICS ONTARIO RELEASES NEW AND AMENDED POLICIES

May 23, 2017

The ON Sport Recognition Policy is an initiative of Game ON – The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan, which articulates the provincial government’s sport priorities, identifies the measures that will be taken to achieve them, and provides clarity about the roles and responsibilities between the provincial government and the sport sector. The sport plan is designed to be athlete-centered and results-oriented and focuses on three priorities for amateur sport: participation; development; and excellence.

Athletics Ontario (AO) plays an important role in the sport system by developing Athletics across Ontario and encouraging participation in recreational and competitive sport programs. AO is responsible for: developing the sport; providing a competitive pathway for athlete development; selecting provincial teams; recruiting and training coaches, officials and volunteers; conducting provincial championships; and ensuring operation within Athletics Canada as a member Branch.

AO successfully met the criteria established by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) and on April 5, 2017, was granted recognition as the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for Athletics (Track & Field, Race Walking, Cross Country, Road Running and Trail Running) in Ontario.

The ON Sport Recognition Policy outlined mandatory requirements for PSOs in the areas of governance, individual policies, safety and programming in order to be recognized. AO has now implemented a series of new or amended policies (September 2016 to March 2017), in addition to fulfilling its governance requirements.  All individual AO members and AO member clubs are required to comply with these new or amended policies.

The policies and required governance documents (listed below) can be found on the AO website at: http://athleticsontario.ca/policies/.

  • AO’s elected Board of Directors
  • By-laws, Operational and Financial Policies
  • Minutes of Annual General Meetings
  • Policies:
    1. Accessibility Policy
    2. Concussion Management and Return to Play Guidelines
    3. Discipline Policy
    4. Dispute Resolution Policy
    5. Equity and Inclusion Policy
    6. Harassment Policy
    7. Member Codes of Conduct (General, Board of Directors, Coaches, Officials and Athletes)
    8. Membership Policy
    9. ON Team Selection Policy
    10. Privacy Policy

AO is grateful to its Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, as well as the MTCS for the roles they played in developing new or amending existing policies.

Please ensure that this information is communicated to all club members including athletes and their parents.

For more information, or any questions pertaining to the new or amended policies, please contact:

Ross Ste-Croix
Executive Director
Athletics Ontario
647.641.8976
ross-stecroix@athleticsontario.ca

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