November 23, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Toronto Sport Summit 2019: Pathways To Safe Community Sport
Registration is open until 11:30 p.m. on November 18. Community-Sport Leaders: $15; Students: $10. Includes a hot lunch.

Join us Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for Toronto’s signature community-sport networking and capacity-building event for leaders of clubs, leagues, multi-sport organizations, funding partners, students and other program providers.

New this year: Enhanced discussion and networking format.

The 2019 summit will be held at Humber College, North Campus (Section E Main Concourse). Presented in a collaboration with the City of Toronto, the Toronto Sports Council, the Toronto Accessible Sports Council and the Humber College Sport Management Program.

Rowan’s Law

  • Facilitator(s): Susan Golets and Daniela Kiguel from the Ontario Government, Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
  • Location: HIVES, F-305

This session will provide an overview of Rowan’s Law and explore some implementation best practices at the club level.  This session will outline what you need to know about the law, how your organization needs to be compliant and profile some examples and strategies for effective implementation.

The Coach/Athlete Relationship

  • Facilitator(s): Joseph Gurgis, University of Toronto
  • Location: HIVES, F-306

Establishing safe parameters in the community sport environment is vital to keeping our athletes safe. This session will address the various types of relational maltreatment that typically manifests within the coach-athlete relationship and identify best practices for coaches and administrators to foster a safe sport environment that preserves the welfare of all participants.

Creating a Culture of Belonging

  • Facilitator(s): Justin Bobb, MLSE LaunchPad and Amreen Kadwa, Hijabi Ballers
  • Location: HIVES, F-307

Building a culture of belonging in your sport/program is something that we all strive to achieve. Justin Bobb from MLSE LaunchPad and Amreen Kadwa from Hijabi Ballers will look at the Hijabi Ballers program as an example of creating this culture as well as how the MLSE Foundation is working with organizations across the province to support the development of inclusive programs for all Canadians. This session will provide relevant examples and opportunities for you to ensure your club is creating an open and welcoming environment for all.

Managing Risk Through Creating Your Safe Sport Implementation Strategy

  • Facilitator(s): Tia Wintre, Sport Law and Strategy Group
  • Location: HIVES, F-308

This session will focus on the process that sport organizations can be using to create safe and thriving sport environments for all its stakeholders, including its athletes. Tia Wintre from the Sport Law & Strategy group will be sharing a proactive holistic approach to safe sport implementation that will allow you to walk away with a map to begin your organization’s journey towards ensuring safe sport.

Enhanced Training Opportunities

  • Facilitator(s): Eric McLoughlin and Mercedes Watson, Coaches Association of Ontario
  • Location: HIVES, F-309

This session, facilitated by the Coaches Association of Ontario, will provide an overview of the opportunities to provide enhanced training and education for all members of your club including coaches, administrators and parents. This hands-on session will ensure that your club has all of the necessary resources to create a safe and positive experience for everyone involved.

2019 Schedule
Time Session Location
8:30 a.m. Summit Check-in Station Opens Concourse
9:00 a.m. Welcome E303
9:10 to
9:50 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Scott Russell, Acclaimed Author, CBC Sports Broadcaster and Olympic Host E303
9:50 to
10:00 a.m.
Announcement: Community Sport Volunteers of the Year
Scott Russell and Howie Dayton, Director of Community Recreation
10:00 to
10:15 a.m.
Nutrition Break E303
10:15 to
11:15 a.m.
Rowan’s Law HIVES, F-305
The Coach/Athlete Relationship HIVES, F-306
Creating a Culture of Belonging HIVES, F-307
Managing Risk Through Creating Your Safe Sport Implementation Strategy HIVES, F-308
Enhanced Training Opportunities HIVES, F-309
11:15 to
11:30 a.m.
Transition to Focused Table Talks: Round 2 HIVES
11:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Focused Table Talks: Round 2
Repeat of Round 1
12:30 to
1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch E303
1:30 to
2:25 p.m.
Safe Community Sport Panel Presentation E303
2:25 p.m. Closing Remarks/Prize Distribution E303