Athletics Ontario is committed to supporting the needs and safety of our members and encourages everyone to stay well informed of the COVID-19 situation. We have introduced weekly town hall conference calls for our coaches, officials and club associates where we will provide updates on relevant topics and some potential planning for the future. Please visit our AO Town Hall page for information on past and future town hall meetings.

During this time of self-isolation and social distancing, we encourage our coaches to embrace all of the available NCCP Coaching Education Professional Development Opportunities. Please visit our Coaching Courses page to view the full list of opportunities.

Athletics Ontario will be following the return to training guidelines developed by the National task force, Back on Track. We have also highlighted any additional or differing guidelines that have been set specifically for the Province of Ontario.

The Back on Track return to training guidelines are now available on our Return to Sport page.


Listed A-Z:

AO Town Hall – For Coaches, Officials, and Club Associates

Adrenalin Magazine (The Business of Sport Events): COVID-19 Resource Centre

Athletics Alberta -ICAN Run Jump Throw at Home

Athletics Canada COVID-19 FAQ (English)

Athletics Canada COVID-19 FAQ (French)

Canada Life: Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

CAN Talks – Webinar with Canadian athletes

Canadian Sport Institute Calgary – Coping with COVID Video Resource
Password to access: WECAN2020

Continuing Through COVID

Federal Government Employment Insurance & Emergency Care Resources

Mental Health in Athletes: 45 Resources to Help You Cope
Published by: Online MSW Programs

Ontario Government List of Essential Workplaces

Resource for Athletes – Home Workouts

Resource for Race Directors

Resource for Self-Isolation Exercises

Resource for Stress Release

Risk Management & Insurance Updates
(From AO Town Hall)

Special Olympics – Boredom Busters

Special Olympics – Healthy @ Home

Talking to children about COVID-19 and its impact

University of Toronto – Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

USATF – 6 Week Lesson Plan (Run, Jump, Throw Wheel)

World Athletics – Family Workouts To Do At Home

PPE Resources:

Daily Updates

July 15th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update – July 15th

July 2nd Updates:

*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.

June 30th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update – June 30th

June 17th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee Update – June 17th

June 8th Updates:

Ontario Summer Games postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

OUA Announces Cancellation of Sanctioned Sport Programming up to December 31, 2020

U SPORTS Cancels 2020 Fall Championships due to COVID-19

OCAA to Suspend Fall Sports for 2020

May 29th Updates:

Letter from the Ministry – Emergency Order Ammendment

National Back on Track Return to Training Guidelines

May 28th Updates:

Return to Training Guidelines NOW AVAILABLE!
Return to Sport

May 21st Updates:

BC Athletics: Mental Health – The Psychology of Return to Group Training

May 20th Updates:

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.*

Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Update – May 20th Update

May 18th Updates:

“Back on Track” National Task Force Has Been Established

May 14th Updates:

Reopening Ontario after COVID-19 – Phase One

AO Notice of Re-Opening

May 6th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – May 6 Update

CSIO – Motivating Your Sport Communities During COVID-19

April 29th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – April 29th Update

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and the Sport Community

April 28th Updates:

World Athletics Creates $500,000 Pandemic Fund to Support Athletes

April 24th Updates:

Athletics-European championships canceled due to COVID-19

April 15th, Updates:

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – April 15 Update

April 14th Updates:

NCAA Bans Virtual Workouts Moving Forward

April 13th Updates:

Belgian-Dutch Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you should not walk/run/bike close behind each other.

April 9th Updates:

Athletics Canada – Olympic and Paralympic Trials presented by Bell return to Montreal in 2021

Canadian track and field trials for Tokyo Games to remain in Montreal

April 8th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee – April 8th Update

April 7th Updates:

World Athletics – Olympic Qualification Dates Suspended

Project Echo is now LIVE: Join the Conversation!
Facebook Live Session – Wednesday April 8th at 11:00am, Hosted by Adam Purdy

April 6th Updates:

Yuval Noah Harari: The World After Coronavirus

CANCELLED: 44th National Youth Track and Field Championships

April 1st Updates:

World Athletics -The New Normal: Life in the time of coronavirus

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee- April 1st Update

March 31st Updates:

2020 OFSAA Track and Field – CANCELLED

March 30th Updates:

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021

March 26th Updates:

AO’s April NCCP Coaching Clinics CANCELLED

March 25th Updates:

Sport Medicine Advisory  Committee – March 25th Update

COVID-19 Summary of Federal Economic Response Plan
Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

March 24th Updates:

IOC Agrees to Postpone Olympics Up to A Year


World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi postponed

March 23rd Updates:

Athletics Canada Tokyo Statement

Athletics Canada- Canadian Athletes Focusing on What They Can Control

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee- March 23 Update

March 22nd Updates:

AC – Team Canada will not send athletes to Games in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks

COC and CPC- Canadian athletes will not compete at Tokyo 2020 Games due to COVID-19 risks

March 19th Updates:

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – March 19th Advisory Update

March 16th Updates:

AO March 16th COVID-19 Update

March 13th Updates

List of AC Cancelled Events 

Canadian Masters Indoor Championship Cancelled

March 12th Updates:

AO COVID-19 Advisory

Athletics Canada COVID-19 Advisory/Guidance

2020 Canadian Indoor U16/U18/U20 Championships Cancelled



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