SPORT4ONTARIO believes in the power of sport and strengthening the sport community, which is why the organization is excited for the opportunity to facilitate and promote a return to sport plan to get Ontarians moving.
A return to sport at all levels and abilities of play is critical, and so too is making sure sport is a safe and inclusive environment for all - free of harassment, discrimination and abuse.
SPORT4ONTARIO’s vision will also highlight the continued promotion and adherence of Rowan’s Law, Ontario’s concussion safety and prevention legislation, and its commitment to mental health advocacy and initiatives through sport and recreation.
Through this investment, SPORT4ONTARIO looks to work with existing non-profit organizations and charitable sport foundations in Ontario to amplify the reach of this funding, with the goal of increasing accessible sport and recreation programming to more children and families in Ontario.
SPORT4ONTARIO will follow all recommendations from our provincial and regional medical officers when planning for the return to play, and work with our provincial sport partners to consider the return to play protocols required.
“Thank you to Minister MacLeod and the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries for your support and confidence in SPORT4ONTARIO. This past year has been unprecedented for many reasons, including a significant decrease in physical activity levels in people across Ontario. We look forward to working with the sport community to get Ontario moving and back to sport!” Michele O’Keefe, Chair, SPORT4ONTARIO
Official Press Release