Athletics Ontario will be hosting weekly town hall conference calls for coaches, officials 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 September 16th Town Hall:
September 16th – Audio/Video
Wednesday, September 9th Town Hall:
September 9th – Audio/Video
Wednesday, September 2nd Town Hall:
Wednesday, August 26th Town Hall:
Wednesday, August 19th Town Hall:
Wednesday, August 12th Town Hall:
August 12th – Audio/Video
Wednesday, August 5th Town Hall:
August 5th – Audio/Video
Wednesday, July 29th Athlete Panel Town Hall:
With Brittany Crew and Sarah Mitton.
July 29th- Audio/Video
Wednesday July 29th Town Hall:
July 29th – Audio/Video
Thank you to today’s guest presenter, Richard Johnston, from Ottawa Lions T.F.C. Below is the technical package he presented for his upcoming meets, which includes safety protocols that will be set in place to minimize risk and ensure a safe sport environment for all participants.
Wednesday, July 22nd Town Hall:
Return to Competition Guidelines are now available! View now on our Return to Sport page!
On today’s call we were lucky to have four special guest speakers representing the AthletesCAN Athlete Council. Angela Whyte, Segun Makinde, Kate Van Buskirk, and Jillian Drouin formed an athlete panel to discuss race and racism in our sport.
Friday, July 17th Athlete Panel Town Hall:
With the Canadian Women’s 4x400m Relay team of Maddy Price, Aiyanna Stiverne and Alicia Brown
July 17th – Audio/Video
Wednesday, July 15th Town Hall:
July 15th – Audio/Video
Thursday, July 9th Athlete Town Hall:
Wednesday, July 8th Town Hall:
July 8th – Audio/Video
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.
Tuesday. June 30th Athlete Town Hall:
Featuring Caroline and Taylor Ehrhardt
Audio/Video – Coming Soon
Wednesday, June 24th Town Hall:
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
AO Athlete Panel Town Hall – Audio/Video
With guest presentation from Streamline Athletes
Wednesday, June 3rd Town Hall:
AO Athlete Panel Town Hall – Audio/Video
With Team Ontario Athletes Aurora Rynda and Liam Mather.
Wednesday, May 27th Town Hall:
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:
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 www.runbackupplan.com/crosstraining101
Wednesday, May 6th Town Hall:
Wednesday, April 29th Town Hall:
Provided by guest speaker, Kevin Jones, of Odyssey Medical:
Situational Awareness – COVID-19 – Live Sporting Events
Wednesday, April 22nd Town Hall:
Wednesday, April 15th Town Hall:
Wednesday, April 8th Town Hall:
Wednesday, April 1st Town Hall:
Wednesday, March 25th Town Hall:
March 25th – Audio