Athletics Ontario will be hosting weekly town hall conference calls for coaches and club affiliates. Every Wednesday, Athletics Ontario CEO, Paul Osland, will provide coaches, officials, and club associates with updates on what is happening regarding relevant topics and some potential planning for the future, which they will be able to share with all of their athletes and club members.

The first town hall took place on Wednesday, March 25th. Below is a summary of each week’s call as well as the recorded audio should you wish to listen to it.


Wednesday, July 8th Town Hall:

July 8th Summary – Coming Soon


Thursday, July 2nd Town Hall:

*There have been recent changes made to the Ontario-Specific Return to Training Addendum! Please view the most recent document on our Return to Sport page.

July 2nd – Agenda & Discussion Topics
July 2nd – Audio/Video


Tuesday. June 30th Athlete Town Hall:

Featuring Caroline and Taylor Ehrhardt
Audio/Video – Coming Soon


Wednesday, June 24th Town Hall:

June 24th – Audio/Video
PPE Resources

Presentation Documents:
TTFC – Facility Opening Plans and Guidelines
Tentative Facility Opening Date: Monday, July 6th
Ottawa Lions COVID-19 Return to Training Strategy
*Thank you Julia Di Corpo and Richard Johnston for providing these documents!

Wednesday, June 17th Town Hall:

June 17th – Written Summary

June 17th – Audio/Video 

Example Documents: Best Practices for Club- Specific Return to Training
NOC Return to Training Guidelines
NOC Facility Distancing Plan
*Special thank you to Sharon Stewart from Niagara Olympic Club for providing these documents!


Wednesday, June 10th Town Hall:

Coaches, Officials, and Clubs – Audio/Video

Club Attestation and Waiver Completion – Written Instructions
Club Attestation and Waiver Completion –  Audio/Video Demonstration

AO Athlete Panel Town HallAudio/Video
With guest presentation from Streamline Athletes

Streamline Athletes: Navigating University Recruitment
Streamline Athletes: More Information


Wednesday, June 3rd Town Hall:

June 3rd – Written Summary

June 3rd – Audio/Video

AO Athlete Panel Town Hall – Audio/Video
With Team Ontario Athletes Aurora Rynda and Liam Mather.


Wednesday, May 27th Town Hall:

May 27th – Return to Training Updates

May 27th Audio/Video


Wednesday, May 20th Town Hall:

Today AO presented our return to training documents that are still in the developmental stages. Today’s virtual town hall meeting hosted nearly 140 Athletics Ontario coaches, officials, and club associates. We greatly appreciate all of the positive feedback we received from our coaches, officials, and clubs. AO staff will be working alongside the “Back on Track” task force to finalize return to training framework. Below are the slides that were presented to all participants, outlining the current status of our return to training protocols.

May 20 Town Hall – Return to Training Protocol Development
*This is a DRAFT document to outline the starting structure of our framework. At this time, no group activity or training will be sanctioned, nor endorsed by Athletics Ontario.*


Wednesday, May 13th Town Hall:

May 13th – Written Summary

May 13th – Audio/Video

Presentation from special guest speaker, Jessica O’Connell: Running Injuries – Prevention, Recovery, and Return to Training
Jessica also compiled her Tips and Tricks for Injured Runners with Performance Goals into an e-book called “The Back-Up Plan: A Guide to Cross Training”. Read more of Jessica’s story by visiting


Wednesday, May 6th Town Hall:

May 6th – Written Summary

May 6th – Audio/Video 
Presentation from special guest speaker Nicole Forrester, PhD: Managing in the time of COVID-19

CSIO – Motivating Your Sport Communities During COVID-19


Wednesday, April 29th Town Hall:

April 29th – Written Summary

April 29th – Audio/Video

Provided by guest speaker, Kevin Jones, of Odyssey Medical:
Situational Awareness – COVID-19 – Live Sporting Events
COPS Infographic


Wednesday, April 22nd Town Hall:

April 22nd – Written Summary

April 22nd – Audio/Video


Wednesday, April 15th Town Hall:

April 15th – Written Summary

April 15th – Audio/Video


Wednesday, April 8th Town Hall:

April 8th – Written Summary

April 8th – Audio/Video


Wednesday, April 1st Town Hall:

April 1st – Written Summary

April 1st – Audio


Wednesday, March 25th Town Hall:

March 25th – Written Summary

March 25th – Audio 

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