Athletics Ontario – Provincial Sport Organization Policies & Resources

AO Governing Documents

Athletics Ontario and all organizations affiliated with the AO including, but not limited to Leagues, Clubs, Associate Members, and all AO Registrants are governed by, and subject to, where applicable, the following AO Governing Documents:

  • AO Bylaws: The AO By-Laws provide the structure and framework for the governance of AO.  The By-Laws are approved by the Board of Directors.
  • AO Policies: (UPDATED DECEMBER 2017) An AO Policy is a position adopted by the Board of Directors that directs a definitive course of action for the organization to enhance consistent decision making throughout the organization. The AO Operational Procedures are the specific methods or processes used to implement the policies of the organization.
    • AO Policies shall be developed by Staff and approved by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. When required, the development and approval of some Operational Procedures may be delegated to other groups/Committees.
  • Governing Documents of IAAF & AC: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the International Sport Governing Body. Athletics Canada (AC) is the National Sport Governing Body in Canada.
  • Letters Patent and Supplemental Letters Patent 
  • Articles of Amendment 


Discipline Policy Updated March 2017
Dispute Resolution Policy

Updated March 2017
Harassment Policy Updated February 2017
Concussion Management and Return to Play Guidelines Updated February 2017
Privacy Policy Updated February 2017
Equity and Inclusion Policy Updated February 2017
Accessibility Policy Updated February 2017
Team Selection Policy Updated March 2017
Code of Conduct:

Updated February 2017
AO Athlete Transfer Policy Existing and Updated
Membership Policy Updated March 2017
AO Governance Policy Updated May 2015