OFSAA 2017 November E-Update

November 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News

November 3, 2017

Staff Announcement

We would like to announce the hiring of Denise Perrier as our new manager of programs.  Denise will begin work on November 6 and can be reached at (416) 426-7436 or



Two OFSAA Championships are taking place this week:

Girls’ Field Hockey

November 2 – 4, Burlington

Cross Country

November 4, Petawawa

Jersey Day

November 17 is National Jersey Day.  This is being promoted by School Sport Canada and schools are encouraged to take part.  A program flyer is attached.

Key Meeting Dates

Representatives’ Council – Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Annual General Meeting – April 12 & 13

1st Ever OFSAA Conference

In May of 2018, OFSAA will be hosting a comprehensive conference aimed at delivering topical workshops, sport-specific coaching sessions, and CIAAA courses for physical education teachers, teacher-coaches and current or aspiring athletic directors.  Stay tuned for further updates as we move into the new year and stay current by checking out the OFSAA website. (

Try Day

Schools who have completed their Try Day program are asked to submit their final report using the online reporting method on the OFSAA website.







After a successful first year in 2016-17, the OFSAA/CIAAA team is back and ready to build on their success of offering training programs specifically for high school athletic directors. So far this year 5 course deliveries have been confirmed:

November 30


4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

703C:  STUDENT-CENTERED EDUCATIONAL ATHLETICS – Performance Beyond the Xs and Os


January, 30, 2018 (during exam period)


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

504C LEGAL ISSUES I – The Basics of Negligence, Liability and Risk Management


March 1, 2018


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

504C LEGAL ISSUES I – The Basics of Negligence, Liability and Risk Management


Additionally, there will be 2 courses offered during the new OFSAA CONFERENCE FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATORS, COACHES AND ATHLETIC DIRECTORS in May, 2018. For more information about OFSAA/CIAAA, to register for one, or to offer one in your area, please visit the OFSAA website ( or contact Denise Perrier ( or Jim Barbeau (

Sad News

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Helen Gurney who was one of the founding Board members with OFSAA.  Helen was a strong advocate for school sport and was inspiration to many, particularly female students and coaches.  More information about Helen and her accomplishments is on the OFSAA website.



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