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Day 1: Thursday, October 28

Session 1: The Future of Sport

10 am – 12:30 pm EDT.

Keynote: The Recalculated path to Tokyo; achieving best-ever’s during a Pandemic

Marnie McBean, Canada’s Chef de Mission, 2020 Tokyo Olympics | Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist 


Research PlenaryAthlete development in parasport: The Canadian Paralympian Project

Joseph Baker, PhD, Professor and head of the Lifespan Performance Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University
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PresentationCanadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute – Understanding where we stand today, so we can focus on a more active tomorrow

Christine Cameron, PhD, President and Principal researcher at the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI)
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Session 2: Inclusive Sport Practices

2:00 – 4:30 pm EDT.

Panel: Truth and recognition: what this means for sport leaders

  • Moderator- Carey Calder, Founder & Principal Consultant, Nakanagis Inc.
  • Lynn Lavallée, PhD, Strategic Lead, Indigenous Resurgence, Faculty of Community Services and Professor, School of Social Work at X University
  • Kevin Sandy, Director, Iroquois Lacrosse
  • Joy SpearChief-Morris, writer, advocate, and athlete

Research PlenaryWomen’s Presence and Equality in Canadian Sport Organizations: Overview, Practices and Intervention Model

  • Sophie Brière, PhD, Professor, Department of Management, Université Laval
  • Amélie Keyser-Verreault, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Concordia University

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Driving Change Spotlight: Inclusive Sport & Newcomer Children

  • Ghirmay Tekle Weldgebriel Kfle, parent, Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy (WNSA)
  • Carolyn Trono, Founder (Volunteer), Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy (WNSA)

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Driving Change Spotlight: Mixed Ability Sport

Adam Fitzpatrick and Mikaeli Cavell, Abilities Centre
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Day 2: Friday, October 29

Session 3: Gender Equity in Sport

10 – 11 am EDT.

Presentation: Signals vs. Noise: Gender Equity in Canadian Sport

Ann Pegoraro, PhD, Lang Chair in Sport Management, University of Guelph
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SIRC Match Grant Presentation: Mentorship and/as Community for Women: Black Canadian Coaches in Canada  

  • Lee Anna Osei, Coach and Founder, Director of the Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA)
  • Dr. Janelle Joseph, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto 
  • Alexander McKenzie, Master of Human Kinetics in Applied Human Performance from the University of Windsor

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Research PlenaryExamining and Addressing Constraints to Sport Participation among Female Adolescents

Caroline Barakat, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University
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Research PlenaryMen athletes’ self-compassion and masculinity

Kent Kowalski, PhD, Professor, College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan
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Session 4: Canadian Sport Policy 3.0

2 – 4:30 pm EDT.

WorkshopCanadian Sport Policy 3.0

  • This workshop will assist with the renewal of the policy set to take place in 2023. The Canadian Sport Policy helps to guide key policy, program and funding decisions. If you are involved in the sport sector and have an interest in policy development, come ready to participate and embrace the future of sport with us. This session is designed to help set a renewed course for sport in Canada.