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OTTAWA (September 28, 2021)

Throughout 2021, the Ottawa Sport Council has been proud to host a series of free educational events for community sport organizations in Ottawa to help them rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the extraordinary challenges being faced by OSC members, the Rebound Program was designed to complement and enhance the resources found in the Ottawa Return to Play Roadmap to help them recover and rebound. This program was made possible with the support of a $96,400 Resilient Communities Fund grant over 12 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 “This incredible support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation has enabled us to support community sport organizations throughout Ottawa with the tools necessary to help with recovery from the impacts of the pandemic,” said Marcia Morris, Executive Director of the Ottawa Sport Council. “This grant has not only allowed us to host these educational events, but it has also fostered new relationships within the community sport sector that will last long after the pandemic has subsided.”

The Rebound Program has included virtual educational events on strategic planning, volunteer recruitment and retention, and risk management in light of the pandemic environment. These workshops have supported community sport organizations in their recovery from the pandemic and their efforts to continue to provide programming within the community. The Rebound Program has seen over 60 local sport organizations in attendance, with exceptional engagement from all.

The Rebound Program will continue through the fall with additional educational events and new opportunities for community sport organizations to network virtually to share knowledge and resources. The Ottawa Sport Council is grateful to be offering this program with the funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund.

About the 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.

About the Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.  Visit otf.ca to learn more.

For more information please contact:

Marcia Morris, P. Eng

Executive Director, directrice généraleConseil du sport d’Ottawa Sport Council