Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) congratulates The Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport on a successful 2017 Ontario Sport Symposium.
Hosted at the historic Boulevard Club in downtown Toronto, it was an informative day of learning and sharing amongst 200 leaders in Ontario’s sport sector emceed by Canadian Olympic Boxer, Mary Spencer. The day focused on updates on Game ON, The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan and progress within the industry. Excellent panel discussions included the topics of women and girls in sport initiatives, Rowan’s Law and concussion research; and highlights of upcoming Games in Ontario – the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, the 2017 Invictus Games, and the 2021 Canada Games to be hosted in the Niagara Region.
Breakout sessions focused on a range of topics including furthering the relationship between recreation and sport; advancing indigenous sport; building provincial sport organizational capacity through evaluation metrics, best practices in Games hosting; sponsorship opportunities; and evolving the Parasport movement, of which CSIO’s CEO Debbie Low sat on the panel.
The Ontario Sport Symposium keynote address was from 2-Time Olympic Champion, Rosie MacLennan. Rosie spoke of her journey and how living and training in Ontario, and how access to expert coaching, support staff, and venues provided her with the support to excel in her sport.
CSIO was proud to be part of such an impactful day and looks forward to continuing the conversations and great work that the Ontario Sport Symposium continues to generate in the Ontario sport sector.
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.
CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite facility at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector. www.csiontario.ca