Home   /   Donna Howard welcomed as OFSAA Executive Director

Donna Howard welcomed as OFSAA Executive Director

Jul 13, 2015 | Uncategorized

OFSAA is pleased to welcome Donna Howard to the Executive Director position, bringing Ontario’s school sport landscape a wealth of experience in physical education, public health, and advocacy for youth activity. 

Donna will begin her position with OFSAA August 10, 2015 replacing former Executive Director Doug Gellatly.

“I am thrilled to be joining OFSAA and being part of a dedicated group of people focused on enhancing school sport across the Province,” Donna said. “Athletic competition is an integral part of the high school experience and the personal development of our future leaders.”

Her career in physical education began in Perth, Australia before moving to Toronto in 1996. She conducted research for the Ministry of Health and later for the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) as a project coordinator. She’s worked as senior coordinator and policy advisor with the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport. Before working with the Provincial Government, she worked in Planning and Policy at Toronto Public Health for 10 years, as a Physical Activity Consultant.

Donna is Co-chair of the Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health where she advocates for physical activity as a public health priority in Ontario through education, engagement, advocacy, and partnerships.

For more information please contact:

Devin Gray          
OFSAA Communications Coordinator          
Phone: 416-426-7437          
Email: [email protected]

Recent Posts

OFSAA Welcomes New Partner

OFSAA Welcomes New Partner

OFSAA is very pleased to announce a new partnership which will empower athletes and sports teams to achieve their goals with best-in-class software and hardware. The new partnership agreement involves Hudl becoming the Exclusive Video Analysis Solution of OFSAA. “We...

Rowan’s Law Day is September 28th

Rowan’s Law Day is September 28th

September 28th is Rowan’s Law Day in memory of Rowan Stringer, a 17-year old athlete who died from second impact syndrome due to multiple concussions while playing high school rugby. Learn about the signs and symptoms of concussions and help students to speak up about...

Try Day Returns In 2022-23!

Try Day Returns In 2022-23!

Motivate your students! Don't miss out! Leadership and inclusion opportunities. Take advantage during the 2022-23 school year by applying for an OFSAA TRY Day grant. The Ontario Ministry of Education has again provided a grant of up to $700 for schools to enhance...

Article:  Post-Concussion Syndrome In Sport: What You Should Know

Article: Post-Concussion Syndrome In Sport: What You Should Know

Article from SIRC (Sept. 21/22) by Kerry King, Connect Speech Therapy Sport-Related Concussion has become recognized as a major health problem that affects millions of people around the world annually (Wang et al., 2016). In Canada, sport and recreational activities...

Survey:  Increasing Indigenous Participation In The Canada Games

Survey: Increasing Indigenous Participation In The Canada Games

A public survey has been launched to collect information in support of increasing Indigenous participation in the Canada Games. The survey was developed by Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS) in collaboration with the Government of Canada and the Standing...

OFSAA Bulletin

OFSAA Bulletin - Winter 2022