The system I am proposing would create the conditions to enable significant progress towards this universal image of our children ... a future in which every child has every opportunity:
Extended programming for primary school children aged 6 to 8 and after-school programming (e.g., sports, arts, communications) for children aged 9 to 12 would be offered by school boards at the request of 15 or more families in a school.
In the new child and family service system, school boards would be charged with developing after-school programming for students aged 9 to 12 at the request of 15 families or more in a school. Schools could organize their own activities or enlist municipal and/or other community partners.
Children in this age group require programs reflective of their growing maturity. Providing consistent enrichment activities such as music, art, sports, conflict resolution, cultural experiences, and other alternative ways of learning can improve social skills, give children more confidence, and create higher educational and career aspirations. Summer and after-school activities have also been found to significantly narrow the achievement gap for disadvantaged children.
Ministry of Health Promotion has developed the Child and Youth Health and Wellness (After-School) Strategy that will provide children and youth in Ontario with access to safe, active and healthy after-school activities in a variety of community settings.
Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) satellite location in partnership with SPORT4ONTARIO
With over 6.5 million pages of sport related research dating as far back as the 1700’s and encompassing over 62 different languages, SIRC is the world’s leading sport resource centre. SIRC’s goal is to collect, archive, and share qualified sport information with sport enthusiasts in Canada and around the world.
Province-wide Risk Management Education - protect sport organizations and their vulnerable populations by strengthening PSO/MSO risk management through education, resource development and provincial guidelines;
Future Sport Leaders - build university and college student employability and the capacity of PSOs by managing an internship program, providing leadership opportunities and quality assurance.
SPORT4ONTARIO provides the collaborative environment, knowledge and resources to build capacity and drive leadership excellence in the Ontario sport community through education, advocacy, interaction, research and innovation.
SPORT4ONTARIO creates member value and benefits that contribute to a stronger sport community for all Ontarians.
2.2 Active Member – Any provincial not-for-profit entity recognized as the Ontario sport governing body or Ontario multi-sport organization by its national governing body and the Ontario ministry responsible for sport which meets the following criteria and is approved by the Board of Directors:
Governed by a constitution and/or by-laws;
A current and functioning Board of Directors;
Be made up of members; and
Be financially accountable to its membership.
2.3 Affiliate Member – Any not-for-profit local, regional, divisional, provincial or national clubs, councils, associations, organizations, teams, leagues, advisory groups, consultative or educational organizations or other entities approved by the Board of Directors, which support the objects of the Corporation. An Affiliate Member is an entity that is not recognized as an Ontario sport governing body or Ontario multi-sport organization, as defined in Article 2.2.
Amendment No. 2 Provision for New Membership Categories.
Purpose: To add new member category for students.
2.7 Student Member – Those individuals approved by the Board of Directors who support the objects of the Corporation, are not in full time employment and are enrolled in a degree or certificate seeking program at an accredited or recognized, post-secondary institution.
2.15 Arrears – A Member may be suspended from the Corporation for failing to pay Membership dues by the prescribed deadline date. Should Membership dues remain unpaid for an additional thirty (30) days from the prescribed deadline date, as per Article 2.13 , the Member shall be expelled from the Corporation by written facsimile or electronic notification as per the policy of the Corporation .
2.18 Definition – A Member of the Corporation will be in good standing provided that the Member:
owes no outstanding Membership dues or other debts to the Corporation;
has not ceased to be a Member;
has not been suspended or expelled from Membership, or had other Membership restrictions or sanctions imposed;
has completed and remitted all documents required by the Corporation;
has complied with the by-laws, policies and rules of the Corporation;
is not subject to a disciplinary investigation or action by the Corporation, or if subject to disciplinary action previously, has fulfilled all terms and conditions of such disciplinary action to the satisfaction of the Corporation; and
its constitution and/or by-laws are not in conflict with the by-laws of the Corporation.
Amendment No. 4 Chair shall not be a member of the Nominating Committee
Purpose: To clearly not allow the Chair of SPORT4ONTARIO to be an ex officio member of the Nominating Committee.
Article 3.37 Duties – The duties of the Officers are as follows:
The Chair shall be a volunteer and shall be responsible for the general supervision of the affairs and operations of the Corporation, shall preside at the Annual and General Meetings of the Corporation and at meetings of the Board, shall be an ex officio member of all committees, except for the Nominating Committee, established by the Board, shall sign all instruments which require the Chair’s signature, shall perform all duties incidental to office, shall represent the Corporation to other bodies and at events deemed important to the Corporation and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.
Amendment No. 5 Notice to members re changes to By-Law 1.
Purpose: To clarify that Members have a right to make changes to the by-laws of the corporation.
8.1 Special Resolution – These By-laws may only be amended revised, repealed, or added to by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the voting members present in person or by proxy at an annual or special meeting duly called for the purpose of repealing or amending these By-laws.
8.2 Notice of Amendment – Notice in writing is to be delivered to the Board forty-five (45) days prior to the date of the meeting at which it is to be considered . The thirty (30) days notice of the meeting of members must include details of the proposed resolution to change the By-law.