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The Ottawa Sport Council is inviting Ottawa community sport organizations to join us on April 20 and 22 for our Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Chalk Talks, facilitated by Dina Bell-Laroche of the Sport Law and Strategy Group. These workshops, the second topic in Rebound – a free 6-part program to complement and enhance the resources found in the Ottawa Return to Play Roadmap, will focus on the challenges of recruiting volunteers in sport in light of the pandemic.

Volunteer Recruitment & Retention in a Post Pandemic World

Community sport organizations have been challenged in new and unexpected ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chalk Talk will help to identify targeted solutions to help organizations recruit and retain a team of volunteers who will support recovery and future growth.

The Volunteer Recruitment Retention Chalk Talk will provide participants with an opportunity to: 

  • Understand how the pandemic and shifting attitudes towards volunteerism have impacted volunteers in community sport.
  • Develop and discuss strategies to support the needs of community sport volunteer management efforts as we look to recover from the pandemic.
  • Explore innovative and creative solutions to recruit and retain top volunteers throughout the organization including safety officers and board members, coaches and officials

Register Today!

This is a free virtual event. The workshop will be conducted via Zoom meeting with use of breakout rooms, open discussion, and other virtual meeting tools. The same one-day workshop will be offered on 2 separate dates. Please register for 1 of the 2 available dates.

Date: April 20 and April 22

Time: 08:30-15:00 with a break for lunch (12PM-1PM)

Registration will be limited to 20 participants allow for a personalized approach and small group discussions. Register Now!

This Rebound program is being offered with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. Each of the 6 six topics in the program is being delivered through Chalk Talk and Huddle sessions. Learn more.  

For more information on the Ottawa Return to Play Roadmap or our Rebound program, please contact Marcia Morris, Executive Director, Ottawa Sport Council.

About Ottawa Sport Council
As the unified voice of amateur sport in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) facilitates advocacy and growth for all community sport organizations

We believe that there should only be positive experiences in sport