Safe Sport Ontario Task Force

What it’s About:

As a follow up to the Ontario Safe Sport Summit held March 6, 2019 and the National Summit on Safe Sport held in Ottawa May 7-8, 2019, a sector-lead Safe Sport Ontario Task Force has been created to make recommendations for a safer sport system in Ontario.

In order to address the urgency of ensuring safe and positive sport experiences, the Safe Sport Ontario Task Force will develop a harmonized strategy and approach to reduce maltreatment in sport within the province of Ontario’s sport system.

The strategy and approach will lead to a number of recommendations which will apply to all areas within the jurisdiction of Provincial Sport Organizations, as well as relevant Multisport Services Organizations.

Resources & Documents:

Approved Terms of Reference

Allison Forsyth March 6/19 Presentation

Dr. Gretchen Kerr March 6/19 Presentation

Ontario Report

National Report

National Summit Consensus Statement

  • Introductory Webinar to Sector – Completed June 20, 2019
  • Expression of Interest Submissions – Completed July 10, 2019
  • Task Force Composition – Completed July 12, 2019
  • Task Force Meeting #1 – Completed July 30, 2019
  • Terms of Reference – Completed August 8, 2019
  • Work Plan Subgroup Meetings – Completed August 27 & September 6, 2019
  • Task Force Meeting #2 – Completed September 11, 2019
  • Sub-group Work Underway – Started September 16, 2019
  • Sector wide survey shared from October 8 – 22, 2019
  • Survey results shared with sub-groups – Completed November 5, 2019
  • Task Force Meeting #3 – Completed November 18, 2019
  • Sub Group #6 begins building recommendations from Nov. 18 meeting – Completed November 19 – December 18, 2019
  • Task Force Conveners presentation and feedback session with Ontario Para Collective – Completed November 26, 2019
  • Letter sent to Minister MacLeod (MHSTCI) requesting meeting to discuss recommendations – Completed December 4, 2019
  • Task Force Conveners presentation and feedback session to Provincial Sport Community – Completed January 9, 2020
  • Meeting confirmed with Steve Harlow and MHSTCI staff – Completed January 17, 2020
  • Feedback still underway…

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