Athletics Ontario Further Strengthens its Sport Safety Net

New Appeal Policy To Incorporate the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada’s (SRDCC) Safeguarding Tribunal — TORONTO – June 10, 2021 – During the last two years, Athletics Ontario (AO) has been strengthening the safe sport environment for Athletics in Ontario. At the core of this safety net is a robust new safe sport policy framework […]

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Ontario Athletes to Watch at NCAA’s

This weekend, the NCAA’s top runners, jumpers and throwers will descend on Eugene, Oregon at the infamous Hayward Field for the 2021 D1 Track and Field Championships. Over a span of four days, June 9 through 12, 1000+ athletes will be competing to bring home the gold. In the mix are a handful of talented […]

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Recapping the Ottawa High Performance Weekend

The premiere event of the Ontario High Performance Series & Tokyo Qualifier series kicked off in Ottawa this past weekend at the Terry Fox Athletics Facility. Despite the challenging weather conditions, athletes battled to put up some fast times, big jumps, and long throws throughout the high performance weekend.  The event saw competitors from Ontario, […]

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Re-Opening: Guidelines for AO Members in Stage One

The Ontario government has announced that the province will move into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. Read the province of Ontario’s full announcement here. More details on the Re-opening of Ontario are available here. Allowances under stage one pertinent to AO members: Outdoor social gatherings and organized public […]

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Hamilton Olympic Club Receives Sport Relief Funding

Hamilton, ON – The Hamilton Olympic Club (HOC) is pleased to announce that they have received $13,500 from the Jumpstart Foundation’s Sport Relief Fund and is only one of 500 sport and recreation organizations nationally to receive this funding. In February, the Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief […]

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Re-Opening of Outdoor Amenities & Activities

Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford announced a “gradual” three-step roadmap for Ontario to reopen. The three-step plan is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of June 14th, based on certain vaccination level criteria, but the government will allow some outdoor recreational amenities to reopen this Saturday (May 22). See the following link for specific details from […]

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Athletics Ontario bands with 5 PSO’s expanding efforts to re-open outdoor activities

On May 18, in collaboration with 5 other PSO’s – Golf Ontario, Ontario Tennis Association, Ontario Volleyball Association, Ontario Soccer Association, and Pickleball Ontario, another letter was sent to Premier Ford asking him to immediately open outdoor activities, further stressing the mental health crisis in kids and impacts on adults’ physical and mental well-being. Being […]

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Athletics Ontario sends letter to Premier Ford in support of National Mental Health Week

Amid National Mental Health Week, Athletics Ontario has sent a letter to Premier Ford and his administration, urging the province to allow Ontario’s youth to return to athletics to fortify provincial physical and mental health. Since the enforcement of the most recent lockdown and stay-at-home order, all organized group training and outdoor recreational amenities have […]

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