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Swimming Canada and its Provincial Organizations are requesting Proposals from responsible Vendors to meet the Swimming community’s needs for a national online registration system.

All details about the project including contact information can be found in the RFP for Swimming Canada Registration System document.

The deadline for RFP submissions is July 31, 2022.

Released with the permission of Darcy Brioux – Manager of Athletics and Recreation at Centennial College. 

Scarborough Ontario,  

The Centennial Colts are delighted to announce the hiring of David Lattavo as the new Head Coach for Colts Men’s Soccer. 

Lattavo will be taking over the Colts Program after former Head Coach Ron Clarke stepped down to take on a new role as the assistant coach of the newly formed Electric City FC, a team playing in League 1 Ontario. As an Assistant Coach for the Colts Men’s Soccer Team for seven years, Coach Lattavo has developed a strong rapport with the Varsity team, Coaching staff and Student-athletes. He has an excellent record as a communicator, given his extensive background in education, being a Professor at the School of Engineering and Technology and Applied Science at Centennial College since 2015. 

“We are thrilled to promote David to the Head Coach role with the Colts. He has been a Lead Assistant for many years and doing such a fantastic job with the team. David brings a special quality and professionalism to the team. This, along with his great leadership, recruiting and mentoring of the student-athletes, we are confident he will create a very successful soccer program at Centennial for years to come.” says Manager of Athletics and Recreation, Darcy Brioux.

This will be Coach Lattavo’s second opportunity at the helm of a club. From 2015 to 2018, he was the Head Coach for the U21 Men’s Team for Kleinburg Nobleton Soccer Club.

  “I am very blessed and grateful for this opportunity to be Head Coach for Centennial College Men’s Soccer. I am also very excited to be working with elite-level players looking to win championships for Centennial College and represent the community of Scarborough Ontario. My goal is to create a successful winning program that the community can support with their family and friends. I would like to thank Darcy, all the Athletics and Recreation staff, previous players and coaches who have given me the necessary experience to earn this role.” says new Head Coach David Lattavo. 

With Coach Lattavo now in place as the Head Coach, the Colts have their sights set on building a championship program for 2022 and beyond. 

For more information, kindly contact Sports Information Officer Ryan Miller at RMiller@Centennialcollege.ca or 437-229-1252

Released with the permission of Darcy Brioux – Manager of Athletics and Recreation at Centennial College.

Scarborough, Ontario

Last week, the Athletics and Recreation Department (A&R) announced the hiring of Andrew Mallory as the New Head Coach for the Centennial Colts Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team.

“Andrew is ready to make a difference in the Colts student-athletes lives. He understands that it will be a process to rebuild the women’s volleyball program,” says Manager of Athletics and Recreation – Darcy Broux. “We are confident with his experience and knowledge, and with the trust in the student-athletes, coaches, and varsity support staff coming together that a strong foundation can be built, and the team will rise to be a force in the OCAA for years to come.”

Coach Mallory comes to the Colts with 10+ years of elite-level coaching and has coached across the province of Ontario. Before the Colts, he was with the Kingston Rock, Ottawa Mavericks, Niagara Rapids and Brock University Badgers. Highlights include the Brock Badgers making the playoffs and the Mavericks finishing top 15 in the province.

Mallory has developed a strong coaching philosophy. He believes strongly in teaching the human, teaching the game, and empowering his athletes to make decisions with confidence through proper training and education. With that framework, he builds a strong foundation so his players can execute game plans with or without a system in place.

“I am very excited to join the Centennial College Team and begin this new chapter in the Women’s Volleyball Program. I look forward to meeting everyone in the Colts community as we work to establish a strong foundation and establish prominence in the OCAA in the seasons to come,” says the newly appointed Women’s Varsity Volleyball Head Coach, Andrew Mallory.

With a Head Coach in place, the Colts will be rebuilding their roster after missing the 2021-2022 season.

For questions, kindly contact Sports Information Officer Ryan Miller at rmiller@Centennialcollege.ca or 437-229-1252

Coaching Association of Canada

When we work together to level the playing field, everyone wins.

Coaches in Canada play an integral role in creating a fair and inclusive environment for their sport. While the impact of racism in sports and coaching can be far-reaching, so can the effects of anti-racism coaching education. Recognizing the need for timely, easily accessible resources, the CAC worked with a team of expert advisors to develop the Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module, which provides context and education on critical issues faced by coaches and sport organizations.

“This module is part of a collective effort to continue to raise the standards for sport in Canada,” says Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “For coaches to be true leaders they must ensure that there is no place for racism in sport. By developing anti-racism policies and implementing equitable practices, we can all be a part of creating positive change at every level of sport.”

The Anti-racism in Coaching module will help coaches and members of the sport community to:

This 60-minute module is now available in the Locker at a cost of $15. The fee will be used to sustain and update this module as new information and practices become available. It will also support the CAC’s grant program to increase opportunities for equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in the sport community. Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP certified or trained status will earn 2 Professional Development (PD) points upon completion of the module.

Learn more by visiting the Anti-racism in Coaching webpage on coach.ca.

About the Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

Media contact

Anick Michel
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
amichel@coach.ca
613.235.5000 x 2353

We are pleased to announce Ness Murby will be taking on the role of Manager of INclusive Projects and Design with INclusion INcorporated!

Ness joined our team in Summer 2021 as a Collaborator and brings a background in mental health, physical health, project management, inclusive design, educational design, marketing, and organizational strategy to this work. Ness has been delivering thoughtful work with us for several months and we look forward to his next contributions with us!

A new book by a Brock University Sport Management professor aims to continue the important discussion around safe sport.

Launched Tuesday, April 19, Safe Sport: Critical Issues and Practices is an open-access, edited digital book providing timely and relevant content on the past, present, and future of the safe sport movement in Canada, providing critical insight for researchers, sport leaders, and policy makers.

The book is edited by Julie Stevens, Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Management and Director of the Centre for Sport Capacity (CSC) at Brock University. The Safe Sport book follows the Athletes First: The Promotion of Safe Sport in Canada forum hosted by the CSC in April 2021.

Stevens says the forum’s athlete-centred focus remains an important priority in the new resource.

“I believe we have finally reached the tipping point where stakeholders are ready to address the long-term negative ramifications of the failure to ensure safe sport for athletes at all levels of the Canadian sport system,” says Stevens. “With an athlete-centred approach, Safe Sport: Critical Issues and Practices provides evidence-based insight and practical case studies to inform discussion and action moving forward.”

As Editor, Stevens brought together a diverse group of academic and sector experts to examine the possibilities and limitations of the safe sport movement, which seeks to optimize the sport experience for all by ensuring the sport environment is free from maltreatment. Content addresses a range of key issues including: athlete advocacy; the role of coaches and officials; governance, policy and human rights; legal considerations; organization cases; and systems and culture change.

The free digital book features 18 chapters from 21 contributors, including researchers from Brock
University, the University of Toronto and Ontario Tech University, as well as sport leaders from a number of organizations including AthletesCAN, the Coaching Association of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and Gymnastics Canada.

The intended audience for Safe Sport: Critical Issues and Practices is far-reaching, Stevens says.

The content’s thought leadership and latest evidence is presented through short chapters in plain
language, complemented by practical case studies and textbook-style learning features.

“This ensures the content can be applied by sport leaders, policy makers and researchers to enhance sport in Canada,” she says. “The book is also great for students. These future leaders must understand the multiple dimensions of creating a maintaining a safe sport system for lasting change.”

An abridged version of the digital book has also been produced in French. Sport sécuritaire: enjeux
et pratiques critiques
includes seven chapters from eleven contributors.

Safe Sport: Critical Issues and Practices was made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy.

For more information and to download a digital copy, visit the CSC Safe Sport webpage.

Julie Stevens, Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Management and Director of the Centre for Sport Capacity at Brock University is available for media interviews.

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For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University ddakin@brocku.ca or 905-347-1970

Aisha Saintiche has been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the upcoming 2022 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. With over 15 years of experience as a certified health coach and owner of Me to Moi Health, she will be sharing how to promote optimized health and wellness. At the Summit, which takes place in multiple communities simultaneously on May 11 and 12, Saintiche will discuss the important role that sport and physical activity has on mental health, social connection, and self-empowerment.

“Health, on all levels, has become fundamental in thriving, not just surviving. Recognizing the importance of health, which we know has been impacted by the pandemic, my discussion will explore the physical, emotional and spiritual barriers that we need to pay attention to in an effort to achieve our health goals,” said Saintiche.

Saintiche also holds a Masters in Public Policy Administration and Law, as well as a certificate in Change Management, Advanced Crisis Intervention and Counselling, and  Health Coaching. She is also an Integral Master for the Canadian Olympic Committee of  Canada, and most recently she became a published author with the book She Is Just Getting Started. She currently sits on the board of directors for the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT).

“We are so excited to have Aisha deliver a keynote at the 2022 Sport for Life Canadian Summit,” said Francesca Jackman, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Sport for Life. “Having heard her speak before, I think she has a wealth of knowledge and can bring really fresh perspective and insight to the conversations the sector is having on safe sport, equity, inclusion, intersectionality, accessibility, and mental health.”

Learn more about the Summit here: sportforlife.ca/summit.

Have questions about the 2022 Summit? Contact Tyler Laing, Senior Manager of Communications at Sport for Life: tyler@sportforlife.ca.

More than 1000 sailors will compete at the first major Olympic multiclass competition to take place since Tokyo 2020

Kingston, March 31, 2022 – Canada will be represented by 30 sailors at the World Sailing Hempel World Cup held at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy in Mallorca, Spain, which is slated to start on Monday, April 4 and will run until April 9. The event, which will showcase over 1000 athletes, will be the first major Olympic multiclass competition to take place since Tokyo 2020.

Canada will have four teams in 49er and four more in 49er FX. There will be four athletes in ILCA 6, 10 in ILCA 7 and one in Nacra 17.

The Canadian delegation will be led by six Olympians who competed at Tokyo 2020: Sarah Douglas in ILCA 6 (Laser Radial), William Jones and Evan DePaul in the 49er, Ali ten Hove and Mariah Millen in the 49er FX, as well as two-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw, who will compete in ILCA 7. Ramshaw recently switched from his previous class, the Finn, which will no longer be part of the Olympic program at Paris 2024. The full list of Canadian Sailing Team, Development Squad members and Canadian athletes who will compete at the World Sailing Hempel World Cup can be found below.

“I’m stoked to be back in Palma, Spain,” said Sarah Douglas. “The last time I was here was in 2019, before the following editions of the event were cancelled because of the pandemic. It’s one of my favourite venues on the circuit. Most of the international fleet is here and I’m looking forward to reuniting with them and getting back to competition.”

“I’m looking forward to racing in Palma,” added Tom Ramshaw. “It’ll be my first big international regatta back in Laser since 2015, so it’ll be a test to see where I stand internationally and an opportunity to find out what I need to work on moving forward. I don’t feel any particular pressure nor do I have any expectations in terms of results. I’m just going to go out and enjoy being back to racing in a high-level fleet.”

Canadian sailors at the World Sailing Hempel World Cup held at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy

ILCA 6

Sarah Douglas (Toronto, ON, ABYC) – Canadian Sailing Team

Clara Gravely (Toronto, ON, ABYC) – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Coralie Vittecoq – (Montréal, QC, Pointe-Claire YC/BLBC) – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Maura Dewey – (Victoria, B.C., RVYC) – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

ILCA 7

Tom Ramshaw (Toronto, ON – RCYC) – Canadian Sailing Team

Luke Ruitenberg (St. Margaret’s Bay, N.S., RNSYS) – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Fillah Karim (Vancouver, BC, RVYC) – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Liam Bruce (Oakville, ON, Port Credit YC) – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Ryan Anderson (Halifax, N.S., RNSYS) – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Ian Elliott (Victoria, B.C., RVYC/HKKK/MKS)

Forrest Wachholz (Innisfil, ON, Barrie YC)

Ben Flower (Tobermory, ON, Tobermory YC)

James Juhasz (Oakville, ON, BHYC)

Norman Struthers (Toronto, ON, RCYC)

49er FX

Ali ten Hove (Kingston, ON) & Mariah Millen (Toronto, ON) – Kingston YC/RCYC – Canadian Sailing Team

Antonia & Georgia Lewin-LaFrance (Chester, N.S.) – RNSYS/CYC – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Audrey Staples (Beaconsfield, QC) & Marion Lafrance-Berger (Montréal, QC) – RSLYC

Tate Howell (Toronto, ON) & Adrianna Baird (Beaconsfield, QC) – RCYC/RVYC/Pointe-Claire YC

49er

William Jones (Jerseyville, ON) & Evan DePaul (Burlington, ON) – RHYC – Canadian Sailing Team

Arie Moffat (Kingston, ON) & Samuel Bonin (Toronto, ON) – KYC/RCYC – Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Thomas & William Staples (Beaconsfield, QC) – RSLYC

Nacra 17

Zoé Roosen (Montréal/Beaconsfield, QC) & Nicolas Tosi (Gatineau, QC) – RSLYC/Kelowna YC/PCYC

More details as well as link to results are available on Sail Canada website at www.sailing.ca.

About Sail Canada

Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.

A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.

For Canadians, the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games reflected the growing presence of women as outstanding athletes and as medal-producing coaches. For the women coaches, the numbers were small – 22 out of a total of 131 coaches at the Olympics and 10 out of 43 at the Paralympics were women – but their impact was powerful, not only in terms of medals but as exemplars for girls and women who aspire to join the profession. To honour and to celebrate, the Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching proudly profiles five of these women throughout Women’s History Month in March 2022 – inspirational, accomplished, and wonderful role models for the next generation. – Sheila Robertson, Journal editor.

Kingston, March 9, 2022 – In its ongoing effort to generate additional funds to support the National Sail Training Centres and athletes pursuing their Olympic dreams, Sail Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Holmes as Manager, Donor Programs.

Last year, Sail Canada launched the National Sail Training Centres. Programs delivered at the Atlantic, Central and Pacific Centres will allow High Performance Sailing in Canada to identify talent early and provide systematic coaching and training programs to help athletes progress along the Gold Medal Pathway to international success.

As the implementation of the National Sail Training Centres involves an extensive investment, the hiring of Kimberly Holmes will allow Sail Canada to generate revenue through major gifts and other fundraising efforts, steward donors and engage with prospects in their philanthropic ventures by leading the planning, development and execution of all donor programs.

Through her experience as a Development Officer and social enterprise Consultant, Kimberly Holmes has helped organizations develop fundraising and financial strategies for long-term sustainability, notably by creating strong partnership and business development strategies to advance the key aims of the organizations she has worked for.

Kimberly Holmes has a degree in History and Business Management at Aberdeen University, a Certificate in Project Management at the University of Toronto, a postgraduate certificate in Financial and in Sustainability Management, as well as a Master’s degree in Business and Human Rights Law. Her professional experience includes working with The University of Glasgow as Development Coordinator and for The Brooklyn Arts Project as a fundraiser.

“I’m happy to join Sail Canada as the Manager, Donor Programs”, said Kimberly Holmes. “This is an exciting time in the evolution of sailing within the country and I can’t wait to contribute to it based on my experience and my passion. I’m also looking forward to working with everyone in the Canadian sailing community to bring the support of our athletes to another level.”

“Sail Canada is working hard to make sure our Canadian athletes have all they need to train and perform at their best and raising revenue is essential to achieving our short- and long-term objectives,” said Sail Canada’s Chief Executive Officer, Don Adams. “The position of Manager, Donor Programs, and the experience Kimberly has will help us bring our fundraising efforts devoted to our Elite Athletes and high-performance sport to another level, and it will help take Sailing Philanthropy to a higher level. Welcome aboard Kimberly!”

Kimberly Holmes can be reached at kim@sailing.ca.

About Sail Canada

Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.

A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.