Tuesday, February, 14, 2017
It is with immense sadness that OFSAA has to announce the departure of their much-beloved communications coordinator Devin Gray.
Devin has accepted a position with Ontario Basketball as Manager of Marketing and Communications beginning Feb. 16, 2017.
"OFSAA really is an incredible organization and such a complex network of dedicated people who make it run, it will be a sad day to leave," said Gray. "I've learned so much. When I started I had no idea what OFSAA meant aside from provincial high school championships but now I understand the philosophy and guidance it lends to healthy active lives and the holistic development of young people across the province. I'll especially miss those in the office and regional representatives who I worked with closely. That said, I'm excited to be starting my new position with the OBA and focusing on my sport of specialty, even though I now idolize the multi-sport athlete. Thanks OFSAA!"
Devin has worked with OFSAA in the communications role for the past three-and-a-half years, ensuring positive media relations and brand image for the organization through the OFSAA website, media and social feeds. Devin introduced the Instagram feed @OFSAAGRAM, and the live streaming channel OFSAA.TV as well as overhaul and centralize Championship/ Festival Twitter accounts. Devin was also involved in a number of partner marketing initiatives and produced the Bulletin magazine seasonally.
OFSAA wishes Devin all the very best in his career going forward. For a brief time he will still be reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, February, 13, 2017
In an effort to expand OFSAA's Para sport offerings, high school para student-athletes are encouraged to attend as forerunners at this year's Alpine Skiing Championship as well as to take part in the banquet festivities for a full OFSAA experience.
It is the goal of the Alpine organizing committee that next year (2018) we will host the para alpine competition as a demonstration sport.
All high school para student-athletes are encouraged to participate! Para athletes are expected to declare their intent to participate through their association's Alpine convenor. Para athletes must adhere to all behaviour and supervision regulations. Standard Championship expenses are to be covered by the individual.
The OFSAA Alpine Skiing Championship takes place at Blue Mountain on Feb. 27-28, 2017.
Alpine joins Track & Field, Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, and Swimming as OFSAA Championships with a para sport component.
For more information please contact Jim Barbeau.
Thursday, January, 26, 2017
The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) is an organization comprised of high school student-athletes, teacher-coaches, teachers, principals, and sport administrators all committed to the philosophy of “Education through school sport”. We collaborate with volunteer teacher-coaches to provide quality provincial championships for Ontario's student-athletes, and we also deliver additional programs and services that support school sport at the provincial and local levels.
The executive director plays an integral leadership role in both OFSAA and in school sport in Ontario. Working closely with volunteer leaders, the executive director will ensure OFSAA is strategic, progressive, and responsive to change.
Reporting to the president, the executive director is responsible for the overall operation of the organization, including financial management and human resources. He/she will work with the executive council and staff to develop strategic and operational plans, and will ensure all plans are successfully achieved. He/she will manage partnerships, liaise with stakeholders, and prepare funding applications. The successful candidate will also be required to work with committees to prepare and implement policies which align with the aims and objectives of the organization. He/she will be required to follow procedures, abide by governing documents, and interact with government ministries.
- Senior leadership position in education, not-for-profit, or sport sectors.
- Degree or diploma in the field of Sport Management, Physical Education, or Bachelor of Education.
- Proven ability to work with a variety of different personalities.
- Knowledge of the Ontario education and sport systems. A teaching background with experience in school sport is an asset.
- Understanding of and belief in the school sport philosophy.
- Bilingual in English and French is an asset but not required.
- Valid driver’s license.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter by 4:00 p.m. on Monday February 27th to Ms. Beth Hubbard at email@example.com.
We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Tuesday, January, 24, 2017
OHF Bursary Program
Since its establishment in 1996, the OHF Bursary Program has distributed more than $390,000 to over 360 post-secondary students across Ontario. The program was established to provide financial assistance to registered participants including players, coaches, trainers, and officials to help offset the cost of post-secondary education. Each year, the OHF awards bursaries to outstanding young people who display an incredible amount of commitment both at the arena and in the classroom. The bursary recipients are determined on the basis of hockey involvement, community involvement and academic achievements.
This year, the OHF Bursary Program will provide $29,000 in financial assistance; all students who are enrolled or plan to enrol in a Canadian post-secondary institution and who are members of the OHF are eligible to receive bursary funds. OHF members include those participating in the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (ALLIANCE), Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), and Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA).
Please find eligibility requirements, and required documentation in the form attached below.
How to Apply
- Complete this application form
- Submit all required documentation (all documents must be one-sided, unstapled, unbound and placed in order listed above) no later than 4:30pm on May 12th, 2017.
- Applications should be sent to the OHF Office:
OHF Bursary Committee
400 Sheldon Drive, Unit 9
Tuesday, January, 24, 2017
OFSAA would like to welcome Lynn Kelman as its interim Executive Director.
Lynn has been in education for over 34 years, and served on the OFSAA executive council for seven years after six years as the GBSSA representative. She joined OFSAA in 2008 as vice president, moved into the president’s role in 2010, then was past president from 2012-2015 before retiring as principal at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston.
She has also sat on the OFSAA Board of Reference Transfers for eight years and was involved with Future Directions, Classifications, and Championship Review.
Lynn’s contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org | 416-426-7438
Tuesday, January, 17, 2017
OFSAA is accepting nominations for the position of Vice President. The position of Vice President is a two (2) year term followed by a two (2) year term as President, followed by a two (2) year term as Past President. According to by-law Section 2 (a) “The incoming Vice President shall be the opposite sex to the former Vice President who shall become the President.” OFSAA is looking for male nominations for the position of Vice President.
Duties of the Vice President:
voting member of the Executive Council, the Principals’ Council and will attend the Annual Assembly meeting in April each year;
member of the Management Committee (meets via conference call on an as-needed basis);
Should attend the Representatives’ Council meeting in November;
Chairperson of the Future Directions Committee (two-year term) - two meetings annually;
Chairperson of the Committee of Principals’ Representatives (two-year term) - one meeting annually at the General Assembly in April;
may fill in for the President if necessary;
may be a member of a Board of Reference;
may be a member of any other ad hoc committee;
weekday commitment - seven days/year (maximum nine).
An Association representative, after consultation with the Association’s Principal representative may, if her/she chooses, nominate an individual for this position. The individual must be a principal or vice principal. Nominations including a resume must be forwarded to Beth Hubbard by Thursday February 23rd at 4 pm.
Wednesday, December, 21, 2016
It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Lexy Fogel will be moving on after nine years with the OFSAA family to work as Program Consultant with the Games Unit at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Lexy will be greatly missed by OFSAA but we wish her all the best in her new role that will start on January 23, 2017. The Ministry is very lucky to have her working for them.
“It’s been such a pleasure working with all the amazing volunteers, teacher-coaches and staff. They all have a great passion for school sport and developing student-athletes and I’ve learned so much from working with them that I will take forward in both my professional and personal life.” - Lexy Fogel
OFSAA would like to welcome Jim Barbeau as its interim Assistant Director responsible for girls' championships and festivals, the Swimming Championship, the Convenor Workshop, girls' Sport Advisory Committees, Volleyball, Rugby, Swimming and Hockey Sport Advisory Committees and the CIAAA Athletic Directors Conference. Jim will assume the interim assistant director position as of January 23, 2017.
Jim Barbeau has been working with OFSAA as a special projects coordinator since the fall of 2014, coordinating alpine skiing, snowboarding, tennis, and the Board of Reference - Sanctions. Jim worked at Nicholson Catholic College for 27 years, serving as athletic director for 21 years before retirement.
OFSAA will post for a permanent assistant director later this school year.
Wednesday, December, 21, 2016
Wednesday, December, 21, 2016
GIRLS’ AAA BASKETBALL (TDCAA)
Nov. 24th - 26th, 2016, Toronto
GOLD - A.B. LUCAS SS (WOSSAA)
SILVER - St. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE (TDCAA)
BRONZE - St. MARY's HS (GHAC)
ANTIQUE BRONZE - PICKERING HS (LOSSA)
GIRLS' AA BASKETBALL (SWOSSAA)
Nov. 24th - 26th, 2016, Belle River
GOLD - NOTRE DAME BURLINGTON
SILVER - MOTHER TERESA
BRONZE - LA SALLE SS
ANTIQUE BRONZE - ST. JOSEPH'S
GIRLS' A BASKETBALL (NEOAA)
Nov. 24th - 26th, 2016, Timmins
GOLD - ES Jean Vanier
SILVER - O'Gorman High School
BRONZE - LoEllen Park SS
ANTIQUE BRONZE - ES E.J. Lajeunesse
Tuesday, December, 20, 2016