OFSAA is offering a subsidy program to schools interested in conducting an officiating clinic for high school students. The intent of the program is to encourage students to get involved in sport as an official by reducing or eliminating the cost barrier associated with certification. We also hope to get students involved in sport who are not necessarily interested in being an athlete. We hope that this program will help build student confidence, provide an opportunity for employment, and assist in filling official shortages in the province.
There is limited funding available. Applications will be approved on a first come, first served basis. If they wish, multiple schools within the same area can join together to offer a course to help maximize the number of participants.
Courses must lead to either full or partial certification, and courses MUST be endorsed/recognized by the sport’s Provincial or National Sports Body.
Subsidies will be offered to a maximum of $500 total per application for costs associated with instructor fees, course materials, and student registration fees.
How to Apply
1. A teacher or school administrator must complete the following application prior to hosting the officiating clinic. Applications may be faxed to 416-426-7317 or emailed to email@example.com. Applications must be for hosting a clinic and not for sending students to a clinic hosted by a sport club or outside organization.
2. If the application is approved, OFSAA will provide notification by email of the approved amount for the clinic. A reporting form will be provided which must be submitted following the clinic along with applicable copies of invoices. Reporting form must be received within 30 days of the completion of the course.
3. Once all paperwork is received, OFSAA will process a cheque for reimbursement to the school.
Please direct any questions to Michael Suraci at 416-426-7440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.