Athletics Canada Job Opportunity: Director, Domestic Programs and Safe Sport

Position: Director, Domestic Programs and Safe Sport Location: Athletics Canada National Office (Ottawa) Reports to: Chief Operating Officer Employment type: Full-time Overview Athletics Canada is the national sport organization for track and field, cross country and road running. Its purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world level and provide leadership in development athletics […]

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The North American Collegiate Track & Field Landscape

Being a student-athlete is a unique opportunity; you get the chance to compete at a high level while also pursuing higher education. And whether it’s training, competition, or academics, everything is a level up. Despite common misconception, the NCAA Division I is not the only pathway to success in the sport of track and field. […]

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Practice and Gathering Limits Lowered for Toronto, Peel Region & Ottawa

Premier Doug Ford announced today that Ontario will be lowering social gathering limits in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors as of Friday, September 18th. Premier Ford included in his announcement that the new rules apply to “unmonitored social gatherings and organized public events” held on private property or […]

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Celebrating National Coaches Week

National Coaches Week is almost here! Next week, September 19-27 is recognized as National Coaches Week, and coaches have the opportunity to earn a total of 8 PD points! We encourage all Athletics Ontario coaches to take advantage of all of the opportunities this week has to offer! The information below will outline many of […]

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Announcing AO After School Athletics

We are excited to introduce AO After School Athletics, a variety of online programs for children ages 6-12 to learn the FUNdamentals of athletics! We realize school may look a little different for some of our young athletes this year, and they may be missing out on some of the physical activity opportunities they would […]

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Coaches Spotlight: Joseph McDonough

Next up in the coaches spotlight is Joseph McDonough. Joseph is currently a teacher in Thunder Bay, Ontario who began coaching after graduating from Lakehead University. Coaching has since been a big commitment for him, as he is now involved in coaching Track & Field at a local high school, for the Lakehead University team, […]

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How to Apply to Universities and Colleges in North America

With another academic year rolling around, the reality of university is starting to emerge for soon-to-be high school graduates. The anticipation and excitement about making new friends, exploring new academic subjects and training in a different environment with new teammates and coaches, is one like no other. However, deciding what school to go to can […]

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AO Community Involvement Award

As announced in December of 2019, AO will be introducing the new Athletics Ontario Community Involvement Award. The goal of this award is to recognize Athletics Ontario clubs that are involved in giving back to their communities.  AO is aware that many of our clubs are involved in charity activities within their communities already, and your […]

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Coaches Spotlight: Baird Robinson

Baird Robinson is an experienced Teacher-Coach, an AO Level 2 trained Athletics Coach, and is also a Certified Coach in three other sports. He has a wealth of experience and has made a positive impact with his student-athletes over the years at St. Anne’s CSS and with his new AO Club, Sundown Athletics. Baird worked diligently […]

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