Saturday, November 24, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Humber College, North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd.

 

This year’s theme is “SPORT: Powered by Volunteers”.

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 College, Sport Management Program, for a full day of workshops and discussions.

Reminder: Nominate your favourite community sport volunteer before November 19 at www.toronto.ca/tshh

The Three R’s of a Strong Volunteer Coach Program: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Strategies

Susan Kitchen, Executive Director of Coaches Association of Ontario, will share key strategies for developing a strong coach complement for your program and/or organization through effective recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers.  This workshop will help delegates:

  • Recruit and retain volunteers informed by an understanding of why people choose to coach and what they expect from your program and/or organization in return
  • Use a coaching plan to build a successful coaching program
  • Learn effective tactics to close the gender gap in coaching, as well as how balanced leadership can make a difference in your program

Managing Risk in 2019: The Top Ten Tools Your Organization Needs

From cannabis to crisis and from privacy to policies, community sport organizations face a wide range of issues that impact risk relating to their operations. Join John Wilkinson for a workshop that will provide practical tools and guidance for managing your risk. John is a board member of the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport and practises corporate and commercial law, working with many non-profit organizations; his expertise includes law related to corporate governance, risk management, intellectual property, charities, sports and Olympic law, and professional regulation. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn current risk management methods and their application in real-world situations
  • Ask questions about the specific risk-related issues facing your organization today

Build Up Your Roster: Recruiting and Selecting Sport Volunteers

For over 40 years, Volunteer Toronto has been a leader in best practices for volunteer engagement, providing specialized training, resources and advice to organizations across the city. In this introductory workshop, designed specifically for the Toronto Sport Summit, participants will:

  • Receive an overview of the volunteer recruitment process
  • Learn strategies for engaging potential volunteers
  • Review a range of effective screening tools, such as application forms, interviews and references

Keep Your Team Strong: Retaining and Motivating Your Sport Volunteers

For over 40 years, Volunteer Toronto has been a leader in best practices for volunteer engagement, providing specialized training, resources and advice to organizations across the city. In this introductory workshop, designed specifically for the Toronto Sport Summit, participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of what motivates Toronto-area volunteers, and sport volunteers specifically
  • Review the meaning of volunteer retention and why it is important
  • Learn common barriers to motivating volunteers and how to overcome them

Play Better Together: Dealing with Difficult Sport Volunteers

For over 40 years, Volunteer Toronto has been a leader in best practices for volunteer engagement, providing specialized training, resources and advice to organizations across the city. In this introductory workshop, designed specifically for the Toronto Sport Summit, participants will:

  • Consider what defines a difficult volunteer and common issues with sports volunteers including parents of participants that volunteer with your organization
  • Learn strategies for addressing problematic volunteer performance
  • Receive advice on properly navigating the volunteer dismissal process

Cricket Think Tank—Hosted by the City Of Toronto

Morning workshop only.

Join other Toronto cricket enthusiasts in this special session to share ideas on building organizational capacity and increasing access to community programs. Discussions will focus on initiating the following three engagement activities:

  • Map the landscape of cricket across the city
  • Explore aspirations for the future of community-level cricket in Toronto
  • Outline the role and composition of a Toronto Cricket Reference Group

Networking that Works: A Workshop for Student Delegates

Afternoon workshop only.

This interactive workshop is designed to help student participants develop the networking skills to successfully establish and maintain productive relationships with contacts. Specific topics that will be covered include methods to:

  • Make a good first impression and standing out to potential contacts
  • Deport yourself professionally during networking activities

Maximize volunteering as a valuable opportunity for establishing contacts in the sport and recreation sector

Joanne McKiernan

Director of Community Engagement for Volunteer Toronto

Karl Subban

Wisdom. Humour. Leadership experience. Memorable stories. Drawing on his experience as a coach, a principal and the father of “Team Subban,” Karl will speak to vision, perseverance, teamwork and what it means to lead. Karl holds to the firmly-rooted belief that anyone can—and everyone should—reach their true potential. To that end, Subban will share his proven framework for success that resonates with everyone from educators to business and community leaders.

Priceless Advice: Expert Tips for Successful Grant Writing

Doug Gore, Strategy Lead for Active People at Ontario Trillium Foundation will facilitate a panel discussion in which you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from representatives of key funding organizations that support community sport programs and initiatives
  • Receive guidance and clarity on exactly what funders are looking for when they review your application

Ask Doug and the other representatives your grant proposal questions

Schedule

Time Event Details
8:00 a.m. Summit Check-in Station Opens
8:30 a.m. Sport Marketplace Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. First Keynote Address by Joanne McKiernan, Director of Community Engagement for Volunteer Toronto
9:45 a.m. Second Keynote Address by Karl Subban
10:30 a.m. Nutrition Break & Sport Marketplace
11:00 a.m. Morning Workshops
Noon Networking Lunch & Sport Marketplace
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshops
2:00 p.m. Short Break
2:15 p.m. Panel Presentation
3:00 p.m. Community Sport Volunteer Awards Announcement
3:15 p.m. Prize Draw and Closing Remarks