Rebound: Helping Community Sport Recover from the Pandemic
The Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) recognizes the extraordinary challenges you continue to face in light of the pandemic, and we are here to help you recover and rebound.
With support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund, the OSC’s “Rebound” program will continue to run through fall 2021. This program will complement and enhance the resources found in the Ottawa Return to Play Roadmap.
Already this year, we have teamed up with community leaders to design customized programming that meets the unique needs of local sport clubs and organizations. Experts have included Julien Leblanc (bluePrint North America), Dina Bell-Laroche (Sport Law), and Derek Johnston (Face Value Communications). There was excellent engagement from OSC members and the participant feedback was very positive.
We took time this summer to consult leaders throughout the Ottawa sport community to explore options for this fall’s Rebound programming. We are pleased to announce two new initiatives:
1. The OSC Slack Workspace
Coming in September, we will be launching a Slack Workspace for members of community sport in Ottawa to stay connected. Slack is a channel-based messaging platform. The platform will be used to share ideas and resources, ask questions, and connect with others to strengthen the community sport sector in Ottawa.
Complete details on how to get registered with Slack and join the OSC Slack Workspace will be shared soon.
2. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Expert Panel Video & Huddle Discussions
In October, the OSC will be releasing a pre-recorded expert panel discussion about creating a more diverse and inclusive environment in community sport in Ottawa. This video will be released for free and will be available to watch at any time.
Following the video release, we will be hosting 3 separate Huddles (small group discussions) through Zoom in October and November. Each of the Huddles will have a theme pertaining to ED&I. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to gather virtually with leading experts for a live discussion.
Looking to register?
Registration for these offerings will open in September. More details regarding each of the topics, specific dates, format of the sessions, and how to register will be shared on social media and via email leading up to the event.
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