Friday, March 6, 2020

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario believes in the power of sport and the importance of positive, inspiring role models and mentors at all levels of sport. In partnership with Sport Canada and their funding support for Gender Equity in Sport and Safety in Sport initiatives, CSIO strives to be a leader in advocating for a more inclusive, gender equitable sport system.

CSIO is excited to host a Symposium on March 6, 2020 focused on A Pathway of Opportunities: Inspiring Women in Sport at the BMO Institute for Learning (Toronto). All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The day will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and interactive workshops with speakers sharing their pathway to where they are today, how they are inspiring the next generation to be involved/stay involved, and their insights into how the landscape of women in sport is changing to support more opportunities at all levels of sport - grassroots to high performance, and across different roles - athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, sport science/medicine practitioners, etc.

CSIO is pleased to announce our Symposium’s keynote speakers - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport) and MP (Milton), Adam Van Koeverden; Curling Canada’s CEO, Katherine Henderson; and Canadian Women & Sport’s CEO, Allison Sandmeyer-Graves. Joining us throughout the day will be panelists and speakers including female leaders from male-dominated industries: Jan McCharles – Production Sound Mixer, Jessie Brooks - Musician, Alison Burrison – Lawyer, Kori Cheverie – Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach at Ryerson University; Ontario Soccer’s CEO, Johnny Misley; Rowing Canada’s NextGen Coach, Carol Love; Wheelchair Basketball Athlete and Para Swimmer, Darda Sales; CSIO Physiotherapist, Meghan Buttle; CSIO CEO, Debbie Low; and CSIO Chair of the Board Directors, Kathryn Giffen.

A schedule for the Symposium will be released shortly.

When: March 6, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Where: BMO Institute for Learning (Toronto)

Registration: $50 + HST

Included: FREE Parking, Light Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2020 at 11:59pm

Note: All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Refund Policy: A refund will be issued up to and including February 28. After February 28 a refund less a $10 admin fee will be charged.

As a lead into the March 6th Symposium, CSIO is releasing a 5-part Women in Sport article series, written by award-winning sport journalist David Grossman. The series was designed to showcase Pathways of Opportunities - how these remarkable women in the industry have used sport, and the many transferable skills learned through sport, as a pathway to professional opportunities and leadership positions. Below are links to the first four stories:

Stephanie Jameson and Martha McCabe - https://www.csiontario.ca/news/pathway-opportunities-inspiring-women-spo…

Heather Logan-Sprenger and Erica Gavel - https://www.csiontario.ca/news/pathway-opportunities-inspiring-women-spo…

Meghan Buttle and Jennifer Ferris - https://www.csiontario.ca/news/pathway-opportunities-inspiring-women-spo…

Wendy Dobbin and Angie Shen - https://www.csiontario.ca/news/pathway-opportunities-inspiring-women-spo…

This day of professional development and learning would not be possible without the support of Sport Canada and the Government of Canada.

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