Local Sport Organizations are integral to providing positive sporting experiences to the community.  Through the work of the Sport Plan, a number of initiatives and resources are available to organizations. 

Resources during COVID-19

The following information provides resources to support your organization during this time.

Sport Law & Strategy Group
Sport Law & Strategy Group

Sport Law & Strategy Group provides support to sport organizations. This includes: legal solutions; staff development, coaching and HR management; planning and research; governance and compliance services; communications and marketing.

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Engaging your Members through Fun Activities
Kahoot

Kahoot can be used to play trivia with members. Users can make their own Kahoot trivia / questions or use existing games on the site.

How to use Kahoot - Instructions

Scavenger Hunt Template

Thank you to the Aurora Minor Hockey Association - Minor Peewee AA for sharing their scavenger hunt for others to use as an idea for their team or members.

AMHA Minor Peewee AA - Scavenger Hunt List

Women & Girls in Sport

Town of Aurora is collaborating with the community to build capacity to engage women and girls in physical activity and sport. 

20 Female Leaders in 2020 - Guidelines & Application

Females are under-represented across multiple leadership positions including coaching (both head coaches and assistant coaches), Board of Directors and officiating in Aurora. In March 2020, the Town of Aurora was selected as one of the grant recipients of the Canadian Women & Sport WISE Fund. The grant will support females starting or advancing their role in sport as a coach, official or board member.

With the support of Sport Canada, Canadian Women & Sport granted 30 organizations $2,500 to advance gender equity in Canadian sport. The program is designed to inspire innovative initiatives, create quality opportunities for women and girls to participate and lead through sport.

Click on the links below to find out how you can apply for funding or professional development training. Application deadline is July 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Erin Hamilton, Sport & Community Development Specialist at ehamilton@aurora.ca

20 Female Leaders in 2020 - Program Description

20 Female Leaders in 2020 - Application Form

Gender Equity Plan - Report & Infographic

In November 2019, Town of Aurora entered into a partnership with Canadian Women & Sport to review and develop recommendations related to gender equity in sport. The project includes a survey of Local Sport Organizations and Town of Aurora, consultation workshop with members of the community and representatives from the sport community and a final report to guide initiatives for more engagement of women in sport. The report provides six key priority gaps that will be the focus over the next two years. The first step is to develop a Sport Equity & Inclusion Committee which the Town of Aurora is in the process of creating. The following links provide the full report from Canadian Women & Sport, as well as an infographic summarizing the report.

Town of Aurora Gender Equity Consultation Report - Updated March 1, 2020

Gender Equity Plan - Infographic Flyer

Virtual Keynote Speaker – Sheilagh Croxon

Join the Town of Aurora for a virtual keynote address on Excellence & Retention of Women in Sport with Sheilagh Croxon, Olympic Coach in Artistic Swimming.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Town of Aurora is rescheduling the full in person Female Leaders in Sport Summit to January 2021.

Date - Sunday, September 13, 2020

Time - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost - FREE

Registration - Online registration at www.aurora.ca/eplay (Registration Code: 18948)

REGISTER NOW!

 

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Headshot of Sheilagh CroxonSheilagh Croxon, three-time Olympic Coach, has inspired generations of athletes and coaches with her ability to conceive unique ideas. Sheilagh co-coached the Canadian Olympic Synchronized Swim team to a silver medal win at the Atlantic Olympics Games. As Canadian Olympic Head Coach at the Sydney Olympic Games, scored another Olympic medal, this time bronze. In 2008, she coached New Zealand’s Synchro duet team to qualify for the country’s first Olympic Games since 1984. Sheilagh will deliver a virtual keynote address on Excellence & Retention of Women in Sport. 

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In addition to the keynote address with Q & A to follow, the Town of Aurora will present the Sport Equity & Inclusion Committee priorities, tasks and projects related to the Gender Equity Report completed through our partnerships with Canadian Women & Sport.

Volunteers

Volunteers are integral to sport at the community level. The steps to recruit and train a volunteer can take time and be overwhelming for all involved.

Volunteer Orientation Manual Template
In order to support the process, the following Volunteer Orientation Manual template has been created for use by Local Sport Organizations. The template provides a framework of information that should be provided to each new volunteer that joins the organization. The template highlights areas that should be adapted to your organization. 

Courses and Workshops

Town of Aurora will be hosting a variety of courses and workshops for coaches, volunteers and administrators in the year ahead. The most up to date information about upcoming courses and workshops can be found here. 

Please check back regularly for updated courses and workshops.