Date: Fri, September 25, 2020
Time: 12:00PM - 12:45PM
During National Coaches Week join us for lunch time Q&A’s on coaching and sport leadership in Ontario. September 21st-25th, host Akil Augustine will guide us through conversations on coaching, getting kids active, parasport, inclusion, safe sport, and more! Each session will include 30 minutes of open Q&A from participants (that’s you!), so bring your questions! Don’t miss this opportunity to get answers to your burning sport leadership questions.
Join CAO and Canadian Olympian Allison Forsyth to talk Safe Sport in Canada. Safe Sport has been a critical topic in Canadian sport over the last two years. We know it’s a challenging topic, covering physical safety, maltreatment, abuse and more. Allison as a tireless advocate for safer sport in Canada will guide us through these important issues. Changes are taking place from the national level all the way down to grassroots sport. Coaches have an opportunity to make positive change in their critical role as leaders in sport. Learn what it is, why it’s important, and what coaches and parents need to know. Bring your questions to this important session.
Participants receive 1 NCCP PD Point
Allison Forsyth, Olympian and Safe Sport Advocate
Born and raised on Vancouver Island B.C., Allison began her competitive ski career at 5 years of age. Progressing quickly up the ranks and qualifying for the National Team at 17, she then competed exclusively on the World Cup Circuit of Alpine skiing for 11 years, maintaining a top 15 World Ranking for the entire length of her career. She is an 8 time Canadian Champion, has 5 World Cup podiums, and earned a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2003. She also competed for Canada in two Olympic Games, 2002 and 2006. After retiring due to injury in 2008, she took her experience in sport marketing and high level sport, and started her 10 year career at lululemon in the field of brand, marketing, communications, and leadership and development.
Moving to Oakville 2 years ago from Vancouver, her passion for athletics, brand, and athlete advocacy has now launched her in to a career of training, coaching, and brand consulting. She is most passionate about supporting athletes and businesses in achieving their goals and loves a challenge. As a strong athlete and Safe Sport advocate, Allison sits on the board of Athletes CAN, an athlete-lead Association that represents ALL National Team athletes as a strong collective voice on key issues and initiatives in elite sport. Due to her own personal experience with abuse is sport, Allison is now instrumental in seeing change in the realm of athlete safety in sport so all athletes have a safe, healthy sport environment in which to train and compete on the world stage. She is proud board member of AthletesCAN, Advisory Committee Member of the SDRCC, and is currently working with CCES on the creating the Universal Code of Conduct for Safe Sport.
Allison is a level 3 certified coach in alpine skiing, strength and conditioning trainer, nutrition coach, and a personal coach focussed on goals and personal development. She strongly believes that sport and life intertwine and a balance is necessary between the two to develop the skills necessary to not only succeed in sport, but do so with a happy and healthy mindset.
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