Each year, community sports program providers, leaders of clubs, leagues, and multi-sport organizations and funding partners join the City of Toronto, the Toronto Sports Council, the Toronto Accessible Sports Council and the Humber School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, for a full day of workshops and discussions.

The 2018 Toronto Sport Summit brought together 170 members of the Toronto sport community, representing 98 different sporting organizations.

The Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Panel featured Paralympian Paul Rosen as a keynote speaker and focused on efforts and practices that can support increased participation in sport by diverse communities. The panel was represented by:

  • Moezine Hasham, Hockey 4 Youth
  • Blair McIntosh, Special Olympics Canada
  • Ikem Opara, Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Sharma Queiser, Social Planning Toronto
  • Shawn Sheridan, OUTSPORT Toronto
  • Mekwan Tulpin, Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council

Delegates were provided with an opportunity to take part in developmental breakout sessions. Topics included:

  • The Sport Plan and Facility Master Plan Overview
  • Successful Grant Writing
  • Facility Permitting 101
  • Disability in Sport – Challenges, Trends and Opportunities
  • Tools to Assist in Organizational Effectiveness
  • Basketball Club & Association Excellence

The Summit featured a discussion lead by Diane English, Parks & Recreation Ontario – Enhancing Relationships to Improve Access to Quality Sport and Recreation.

The Organizing Committee, consisting of the City of Toronto – Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division, Toronto Sports Council, Toronto Accessible Sports Council, and Humber College – School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism would like to send a special thanks to the following organizations and all those who played a role in making this event a complete success:

  • Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario
  • Business Events Toronto
  • Canada Basketball
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart
  • Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
  • Coaches Association of Ontario
  • Community Sport Councils Ontario
  • Dom Sports & Games
  • Government of Ontario – Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Hilton Hotels, Toronto
  • Hockey 4 Youth
  • Humber College School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association
  • OUTSPORT Toronto
  • ParaSport Ontario
  • Parks & Recreation Ontario
  • RoomRoster
  • SMSnet
  • Social Planning Toronto
  • Special Olympics Canada
  • Sport & Law Strategy Group
  • SPORT4ONTARIO
  • St. Andrews Insurance Brokers LTD.
  • Toronto Accessible Sports Council
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Toronto Sports Council
  • Tourism Toronto
  • Variety Village