AOA Releases new and amended policies

December 5th, 2017

Over the last number of months The Ontario government has introduced a new Sport Recognition Policy as part of a new initiative called Game ON – The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan. This plan articulates the provincial government’s sport priorities, identifies the measures that will be taken to achieve them, and provides clarity about the roles and responsibilities between the provincial government and the sport sector. The sport plan is designed to be athlete-centred and results-oriented and focuses on three priorities for amateur sport: participation; development; and excellence.

Alpine Ontario Alpine (AOA) plays an important role in developing athletes, coaches and officials across Ontario and encouraging participation in the recreational and competitive pathways. AOA is responsible for: developing the sport; providing a competitive pathway for athlete development; selecting provincial teams; recruiting and training coaches, officials and volunteers; conducting provincial championships; and ensuring cohesion and collaboration between Alpine Canada and ski clubs throughout Ontario.

We are pleased to report that AOA successfully met the criteria established by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) this past summer and was granted full status recognition under the provinces new Sport Recognition policy.

The ON Sport Recognition Policy outlined mandatory requirements for PSOs in the areas of governance, individual policies, safety and programming in order to be recognized. AOA has now implemented a series of new or amended policies (September 2016 and will continue to April 2018), in addition to fulfilling its governance requirements.  All individual AOA members and AOA member clubs will be held to these new or amended policies.

The policies and required governance documents (listed below) can be found on the AOA website here>

  • Social Media Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Policy
  • Anti-Doping Policy
  • Accessibility Policy
  • ACA Coach Screening Policy
  • Human Resources Policy
  • Coach Selection Policy
  • Finance Policy
  • Appeal Policy
  • Membership Policy
  • Discipline & Complaints Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • ACA Concussion Policy
  • Codes of Conduct & Ethic Policy
  • Dispute Resolution Policy

AOA is grateful to its Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, as well as the MTCS for the roles they played in developing new or amending existing policies.

Please ensure that this information is communicated to all club members including athletes and their parents.

For more information, or any questions pertaining to the new or amended policies, please contact:

Scott Barrett
Executive Director
Alpine Ontario Alpin
(705) 444-5111 x 206
sbarrett@alpineontario.ca