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Sport in Canada is facing a major reckoning with youth participation declining, thousands of national team athletes citing maltreatment, and sport governance confronting heavy public and media scrutiny. What will it take to reconstruct a sport system that fosters a positive, healthy, excellent experience for everyone involved in sport?

On June 21, tune in to Episode 16 of Royal Roads University’s Sport, Leadership and Social Change series. Join us for a dynamic panel discussion where experts in cultural reform, sport leadership, and human and social development deconstruct the current sport landscape and then map out a blueprint for sport in Canada. Jen Walinga invites Carla Edwards, Ann Peel, and Kim Shore to link arms and minds to describe the concrete steps Canada can take to refocus, repair, restructure, and rebuild sport in Canada.

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Badminton Canada is excited for the return of the 2022 YONEX Canada Para-badminton International from June 8th-12th, 2022 at the University of Ottawa’s Montpetit Hall.

With an amazing location in the heart of Ottawa, the event will be an exceptional experience for athletes, spectators and volunteers as 2020 Paralympians are set to compete. This tournament is the highest caliber of international para-badminton competition, and is the last qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Para-badminton Championships in Japan come November.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this world class event, and watch with the top para-athletes including World Para-badminton and Paralympic Champions!

Opportunities to volunteer are still available, please contact badminton@badminton.ca for more information.

The event will be free to spectators from Wednesday June 8th to Sunday June 12th.

The Ottawa Inclusive & Para Sports Expo is a large community sporting event that will be held during National AccessAbility Week (NAAW). The event’s mission and vision is to bring together community and sports organizations providing inclusive and adaptive sport and recreation opportunities in the National Capital Region. This FREE event will provide children, youth, families, and seniors with hands-on experiences to learn about and try multiple adapted and inclusive sports. Additionally, it will provide opportunities for engagement and recruitment for local organizations. Come try out different adaptive sports, watch sport demos, meet para athletes and receive giveaways!!

The 2022 Field Hockey Canada Conference is a three-day online event held from May 3–May 5, 2022. The second edition of this conference will aim to engage and inspire while relying on True Sport values, such as respect, fairness and inclusion.

Featuring various experts and speakers from diverse professional backgrounds, the event will encapsulate all aspects of the industry in a way that gives back to the community and celebrates the strength of our numbers.

register here for free!

-Event Schedule

Tuesday May 3 – DAY 1

Keynote – TBD

Morning session: Women in Sports

Time: 12pm PT  / 3pm ET

Presenters – Jenn Swagar, Mataya Jim, TBD (Moderated by Grace Li)

Inclusivity, recruitment, and retention. Field Hockey Canada invites the community to have a constructive and collaborative workshop led by industry professionals and hockey community members about how we can best include and keep women in sport at all levels.

Afternoon Session: Community Roundtable

Time: 2pm PT / 5pm ET

Moderated by Field Hockey Canada Staff – Jenn Beagan, Grace Li, Hailey Yhap and Kevin Underhill

Share and learn about field hockey experiences throughout the country via this roundtable discussion, where we will address two prominent topics that our community currently faces.


Wednesday May 4 – DAY 2

Morning Session: Community and Culture

Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET

Presenters: Sandeep Chopra & panellists (TBD)

Learn how culture plays a critical role in the field hockey community and what we can do to better enhance it to become a more open, inclusive and united sport.

Afternoon Session: Session Planning for Coaches

Time: 12pm PT / 3pm ET

Presenter: Jennifer Misurelli

Learn how to promote mental health through coaching practices and create programs with mental health and safe sport in mind.

Time: Afternoon Session: Concussion Awareness and Education

Time: 1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET

Presenters: Kate Perry & Ayesha Koome

Join our sport medical professional presenters in a discussion and workshop covering concussion safety in hockey. Increase your understanding of the concussion protocol and make sure everyone on the field is aware.


Thursday May 5 – DAY 3

Morning Session: Mental Wellness in Sport

Time: 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

Presenter: Dr. Katy Kamkar

Join the hockey community in a discussion about mental health and wellness from a sports perspective. Watch a presentation and engage in a workshop about mental wellness techniques and strategies for managing mental health challenges with your sport.

Afternoon Session: The importance of umpiring and officiating in hockey

Time: 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET

Presenter: Lelia Sacre

The recruitment and retainment of officials and umpires is a critical challenge in the Canadian hockey community. Learn how can we, as a community, get more officials involved in the game and keep them involved. Hear from an international umpire and discuss the next steps for our national community.

REGISTER HERE FOR FREE!

https://fieldhockey.ca/fhc-conference/

Royal Roads University invites you to join the second annual Conference on Communication Ethics, taking place on February 23 and 24, 2022!

This event aims to challenge, clarify and expand our ethical capacities as communicators.

Communication ethics matter more than ever. Communication can act as an ethical force in society.

Join us as we explore the following themes:

You’re welcome to join us for the whole conference or tune in to the session(s) of your choice! Make sure to register to receive the conference meeting link.

Inclusivity, Equity, and Diversity In and Through Sport is scheduled for February 23, 12-1:30 pm (PST). Check out the full conference schedule for more details, session descriptions, speaker bios, dates and times.

This free conference is brought to you by the School of Communication and Culture. Register today! 

10 days of free sport activities for adults & families!

Try a new sport or activity for FREE!

All Sport One City is designed to provide Calgarians with opportunities to experience a new sport or physical activity for the first time or renew interest in a sport in which they have previously participated.

For the first time, this year will feature family sessions, allowing families to try a new sport together!

Whatever you try, you’ll find a fun, social environment encouraging participants to try something new and be physically active through sport. You’ll experience positive connections between community, sport organizations, and Calgary’s world-class facilities.

COME JOIN US AT OLYMPIC PLAZA ON FEBRUARY 5TH AND 6TH FOR THE OPENING WEEKEND OF CHINOOK BLAST! 🤩

Featuring a main stage performance sponsored by RISE UP, followed by a weekend long Sport Festival presented by Sport Calgary – connecting the city’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in Beijing with grassroots sport and recreational enthusiasts in the heart of downtown Calgary.

We are the official “Sport Curator” for Chinook Blast.

Saturday February 5:

Sunday February 6:

*schedule subject to change without notice

The Saskatchewan Sport Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals in the province’s amateur sport community.

Multiple awards are handed out yearly in two categories – Excellence and Recognition.

Since 1984, the Excellence Awards have acknowledged top performances and results for athletes, coaches and teams in the province. The Recognition Awards honour long-time service as a volunteer or coach, as well as share stories of courage and determination.

The 2021 Saskatchewan Sport Awards Gala will be celebrated on virtually on January 27 on YouTube Premiere.

The Canadian Olympic Committee, in collaboration with Classroom Champions and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, are thrilled to be sharing with you a one-of-kind opportunity to connect children and youth in your community with some of Canada’s most inspirational athletes, Team Canada Champion Chats.

On February 23, 2022, Team Canada Champions Chats will be hosting a 45-minute nationwide live stream for children and youth. This chat will feature Team Canada Beijing Olympians and Paralympians engaging directly with Canadians and sharing the essence of the Olympic and Paralympic values with millions of school children across Canada.

After an Olympic Games where ‘less was (actually) more” and the athlete voice was center stage, it seems a critical moment for sport organizations and systems globally to reflect on pre-Covid models. Now is the time to learn from the values and principles that Covid has served to reveal including development, wellbeing, and the true meaning of success in sport.  

Join Dr. Jennifer Walinga for Episode 11 in our Sport, Leadership and Social Change webinar series: Cultural Frameworks for Safe AND High-Performance Sport Environments. We will speak to researchers and leaders in sport studying and embarking upon a path of evolution/transformation in and of the sport environment.  

We will be joined by John Donnelly, Director of Integrity with UK Sport, along with several RRU graduate students to discuss current challenges facing sport systems, the cultural and structural issues Covid revealed, and how to expand sport models to include athlete health and wellbeing in our understanding of performance and definition of success in sport.