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Ottawa Sport Council Introduces 2024-2025 Volunteer Board of Directors
The Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) is pleased to welcome two new Board members following its Annual General Meeting in May.  Newly elected board members include Alana White (secretary) and Chelsea McDermott (director).  Alison Korn and Aaron Lee will be leaving the OSC board after several years of service. The OSC wishes to thank Alison and […]
Empowering Women in Sport
The popularity of women’s sports at the professional level is clearly on the rise, but what about at the grassroots level? 
Ottawa Sport Council Foundation 2024 Community Opportunity Grant
The Ottawa Sport Council is once again partnering with Their Opportunity to deliver the Ottawa Sport Council Foundation 2024 Community Opportunity Grant. Their Opportunity is a national children’s charity that delivers and subsidizes community sport and engagement programming to eliminate barriers of access and empower youth to reach their full potential through sport.  We are pleased to announce that the grant window for the 2024 Ottawa Sport Council Foundation Community Opportunity Grant is now open. We will be awarding two grants of up to $2,000 each for inclusive sport programs.
Trying a New Sport This Spring
Spring has sprung in Ottawa. Warmer weather and longer days provide many more opportunities to get outside, and more time in your day to engage in active outdoor recreation. Spring is also a time of year where several community sport organizations start their season. New seasons present opportunities to try a new sport. 
In Support of Local Sport
The OSC Board of Directors has approved a new, 3-year strategic plan. It lays out an ambitious collection of services and programs to meet the needs of the local amateur sport community through three delivery streams- Champion, Educate, Connect.
The Belonging Playbook
The Ottawa Sport Council believes that there should only be positive experiences in sport. Understanding the importance of an inclusive sport environment can help sport organizations reduce barriers to participation, which can increase the number of people who experience sport in a positive way. 

COMMUNITY SPORT HERO

Emily Glossop – Executive Director, Abilities Ottawa

Emily Glossop – Executive Director, Abilities Ottawa

"Emily and her team at Abilities Ottawa have been instrumental in bringing about awareness of adaptive sport and recreation in the Ottawa area. We had the privilege of working with Emily as we worked to establish an Adaptive Sport and Recreation program for students with disabilities at Carleton University. Emily helped spearhead the initiative on the ground by identifying local community sport leaders, equipment and other logistics which ultimately led to the program's success. Emily and her team are also the driving force behind the 3rd annual Ottawa Inclusive & Para Sports Expo which enables attendees to learn about Para and Inclusive sports in the community." – Jonathan Wood, Chief Engagement Officer, Toronto Accessible Sports Council

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