CSC Ontario High Performance Sport Symposium
Friday, 13 April 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
We are thrilled to confirm the following Keynote Speakers who will be discussing topics surrounding ‘Alignment’:
§ Anne Merklinger | CEO of Own the Podium
§ Chris Rudge | Chair CSC Ontario
Executive Chairman/CEO of the Toronto Argonauts
Chairman/CEO of the 100th Grey Cup Festival
§ Dr. Peter Davis | High Performance Sport Specialist
§ Hon. Michael Chan | Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
§ Vicky Sunohara | Three Time Olympic Medalist
The Emcee for this exciting event is Vicky Sunohara. Presentations include:
§ Chris Rudge | Morning Opening Statement
§ Dr. Peter Davis | Changing Dimensions in High Performance Sport
§ Anne Merklinger | Importance of NSO/PSO Alignment in High Performance Sport
§ Row Ontario/Rowing Canada Aviron | Canadian made High Performance Development System
§ Hon. Michael Chan | Afternoon Opening Statement
§ Swim Ontario/University of Toronto | Integration of club & University structure within the High Performance pathway
§ Ontario Volleyball Association/Volleyball Canada | Developing a High Performance Culture
§ CSCO/Toronto 2015/UTSC/City of Toronto | System Alignment: Building the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario/Pan Am Aquatic Centre
Included in your registration is parking at the Westin Prince Hotel, as well as lunch, refreshments throughout the day, and a catered Meet & Greet Reception.
For those who require accommodations, the CSC Ontario has reserved a block of rooms at the Westin Prince Hotel at a rate of $125/night - ask for the CSC Ontario rate. To reserve a room, please contact the Westin Prince Hotel directly at 416-444-2511 or visit their website at www.westinprincetoronto.com .
When & Where
Canadian Sport Institute
Who We Are
The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (formerly the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario) is a member of a network of Canadian Sport Institutes across the country designed to enhance the daily training environment of Canada’s high performance athletes and coaches.
Originally established as National Sport Centres in the late 1990′s the network has grown to seven locations across Canada including: Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Toronto, Montreal, and Atlantic Canada.
The Centres (now Institutes) were created by a unique national partnership between Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). In each case the provincial governments have also been major funding partners. In Ontario the Ministry responsible for sport has been a funding partner since CSIO’s inception. Own the Podium (OTP) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) are also now partners of the CSI network.
CSI Ontario has grown immensely since 1998, particularly after 2007 when we tripled in staff size. As a result we have moved from providing primarily “rehabilitation” focused Sport Medicine services such as chiropractic, massage, and physiotherapy through our network of 200 Ontario service providers, to providing more “Pre-habilitation” focused Sport Performance services through our staff such as Nutrition, Physiology, Biomechanics, Performance Technology, Strength & Conditioning and Mental Preparation.
CSI Ontario currently works with 13 NSOs and 10 PSOs, delivering programming to over 600 targeted athletes and 100 coaches. Our efforts to create a seamless performance pathway for athletes hoping to have podium performances, is having an impact. In 2012, Ontario athletes made up 42.5% of Canada’s 2012 Olympic Team (118 athletes out of 277).