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  • Where does Sport fit in?
  • The Strategy takes an integrated approach to address multiple risk factors affecting the health and well-being of children and youth. In December 2008, the After-School Strategy was identified as a key initiative in the government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. will focus on supporting after-school programming in targeted priority areas across the province where some children and youth in grades 1-12 can benefit from new or enhanced after-school services focused on physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition, wellness and personal health education as well as benefit from specific programming identified by communities to meet local needs or needs of specific age groups such as youth employment programming, homework help, cultural and arts activities and knowledge of community resources and how to access them. Throughout the development of the After-School Strategy and in preparation for a September 2009 roll-out of after-school services, the Ministry of Health Promotion has been working closely with partner ministries and many of you to ensure a coordinated approach.
  • Ontario Sport Forum - July 09

    1. 1. Presented by: THE ONTARIO SPORT FORUM Wednesday July 8, 2009 With support from :
    2. 2. WELCOME - Chair Mike Beaton Ringette Ontario Executive Director
    3. 3. AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Ringette Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario After-School Strategy / Early Learning Report – TBD </li></ul><ul><li>Base Funding Application Review – Tanenbaum </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Screening Roundtable: Next Steps – Tanenbaum </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaches Association of Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministry of Health Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPORT4ONTARIO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum - August 12th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual General Meeting - September 9, 2009  </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Dr. Charles Pascal, June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>EARLY LEARNING REPORT
    5. 5. EARLY LEARNING REPORT <ul><li>C: After-School Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. ONTARIO AFTER SCHOOL STRATEGY <ul><li>After-School Strategy Update </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009-10 = $10M </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where, if at all, does Sport fit? </li></ul>
    8. 8. BASE FUNDING APPLICATION REVIEW <ul><li>We have received approximately 12 responses to the request for feedback on the application form/process. </li></ul><ul><li>The forms are posted on the website and an email with link will be sent to ask again for your feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Extended deadline to July 31, 2009 </li></ul>
    9. 9. VOLUNTEER SCREENING <ul><li>Roundtable Discussion held June 10, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 participants from PSO/MSOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for Sport and Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose was to initiate a general conversation about screening and the landscape change -> moving forward </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommendations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form Task Force including: appoint Chair, terms of reference, Task Force name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop action plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey, Environmental scan – promising practices (international scan) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility study re passport idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore funding options (OTF GRANT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore staffing options </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. VOLUNTEER SCREENING <ul><li>SPORT4ONTARIO tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulate roundtable notes to participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call for volunteers to sit on Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create webpage(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redo position paper on Bill 30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call for policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create blog or alternative </li></ul></ul>
    11. 14. SPORT4ONTARIO REPORT <ul><li>SPORT4ONTARIO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcement! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Application July 2, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan 2009-2012 Overview – Judy Sutcliffe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AGM September 9, 2009 - Ilene Watt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed By-law 1 Amendments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Membership Category </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nominations </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 15. WELCOME PENNY MA! <ul><li>Penny Ma will be working in the SPORT4ONTARIO office this summer. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Penny is a graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society with a focus on Environment, Health and Society. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She will be attending McGill University in the Fall to pursue a Masters Degree in Integrated Water Management before heading to Queens University for Law School in 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    13. 16. ANNOUNCEMENT
    14. 17. [email_address] <ul><li>Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) satellite location in partnership with SPORT4ONTARIO </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>SIRC@SPORT4ONTARIO opening September 2009 </li></ul>
    15. 18. OTF Grant Application <ul><li>A two-part project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 19. STRATEGIC PLAN OVERVIEW <ul><li>VISION: </li></ul><ul><li>SPORT4ONTARIO  is  the  leading  organization  in building  capacity  and  exemplary  leadership  in  the Ontario  sport  community.   Unleash  the  power  of   sport!   </li></ul>
    17. 20. STRATEGIC PLAN OVERVIEW <ul><li>MISSION: </li></ul><ul><li>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.   </li></ul><ul><li>SPORT4ONTARIO  creates  member  value  and  benefits that  contribute  to  a  stronger  sport community  for  all  Ontarians. </li></ul>
    18. 21. STRATEGIC PLAN OVERVIEW <ul><li>VALUES </li></ul><ul><li>In  all  our  actions  as  an  organization,    </li></ul><ul><li>We  are  member‐driven  and  consultative,  we  “serve,  never  self‐serve </li></ul><ul><li>We  are  responsive  to  all  sports  organizations  in  Ontario, not  just  our  Members   </li></ul><ul><li>We  are  accountable  and  transparent,  especially  with  regard  to governance  and  financial  matters   </li></ul><ul><li>We  exhibit  a  commitment  to  equality  </li></ul><ul><li>We  are  reliable  and  professional   </li></ul><ul><li>We  are  flexible,  welcoming  innovative  ideas  and  approaches   </li></ul><ul><li>We  display  a  commitment  to  teamwork,  believing  that  more  can  be  achieved  by  working  together  in  partnership  than  can  be  achieved   singularly.    </li></ul>
    19. 22. STRATEGIC PLAN OVERVIEW <ul><li>STRATEGIC  GOALS   </li></ul><ul><li>ADVOCATE   - Develop  effective  relations  with  government  and  non‐government  organizations (NGOs) to  support  the  positive  positioning of  sport.   </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATE - Strengthen Ontario sport community through quality professional development.   </li></ul><ul><li>BUILD  CAPACITY  - Attract  sufficient  human  and  financial  resources  to  unleash the  power  of  sport  in  Ontario. </li></ul>
    20. 23. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING <ul><li>AGM September 9, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed By-law 1 Amendments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Membership Category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nominations </li></ul></ul>
    21. 24. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>Amendment No. 1 – Clarification of Membership Categories Active vs. Affiliate. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To clarify the distinction between “Active Member” and “Affiliate Member”. </li></ul>
    22. 25. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governed by a constitution and/or by-laws; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A current and functioning Board of Directors; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be made up of members; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be financially accountable to its membership. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    23. 26. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>Amendment No. 2 Provision for New Membership Categories.  </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To add new member category for students. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    24. 27. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>Amendment No. 3 – Provision to Terminate Membership. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: In a 2007 Judo Ontario case, the court noted that the by-laws of Judo Ontario did not clearly provide for the termination of a membership, thus, a complainant’s membership was still valid. </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure By-Law 1 clearly identifies the termination of the membership of an individual or entity no longer in good standing. </li></ul>
    25. 28. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>2.11 Year – Unless otherwise determined by the Board, the Membership year of the Corporation is the calendar year. </li></ul><ul><li>2.12 Dues – Membership dues for all categories of Members will be as recommended by the Board and as ratified by the Members. </li></ul><ul><li>2.13 Deadline – Membership renewal dues must be paid by January 31 of the current calendar year. </li></ul>
    26. 29. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>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 . </li></ul>
    27. 30. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>2.18 Definition – A Member of the Corporation will be in good standing provided that the Member: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>owes no outstanding Membership dues or other debts to the Corporation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has not ceased to be a Member; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has not been suspended or expelled from Membership, or had other Membership restrictions or sanctions imposed; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has completed and remitted all documents required by the Corporation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has complied with the by-laws, policies and rules of the Corporation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>its constitution and/or by-laws are not in conflict with the by-laws of the Corporation. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 31. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>Amendment No. 4 Chair shall not be a member of the Nominating Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To clearly not allow the Chair of SPORT4ONTARIO to be an ex officio member of the Nominating Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Article 3.37 Duties – The duties of the Officers are as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
    29. 32. BY-LAW CHANGE PROPOSAL <ul><li>Amendment No. 5 Notice to members re changes to By-Law 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To clarify that Members have a right to make changes to the by-laws of the corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    30. 33. UPCOMING MEETING DATES <ul><li>Next Forum - August 12th </li></ul><ul><li>Annual General Meeting - September 9 </li></ul>