Workshops

OSN will lead workshops diving into specific topics to provide a hands-on learning opportunity facilitated by subject matter experts. The workshops will include presentations, group work and break-out sessions for discussion. Those in attendance will be able take away hands-on knowledge and skills.

Events

SEP 14

OSN Workshop – All About Grants

Location: The Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre, Hamilton, ON
TIME: 11:00 AM EST

Register now for OSN’s free grant writing workshop!

The pandemic has shifted the community sports landscape in Ontario and outreach is now more important than ever.

Join us at the Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre for a in person event on Wednesday, Septmber 14, to hear from subject matter experts. They’ll share best practices in applying to grants for your organization!

Our first presenter will be Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by investing in community-based initiatives and strengthening the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector.

Our second presenter will be Tommy Wharton, Ontario Sport Network Emergency Grant Lead.

Ontario Sport Network distributes $7 million Emergency Relief Community Sport & Recreation Grant that will enhance the sustainability of our province’s sport sector. Provincial grant benefited 234 organizations across 105 communities.

Registration is free! Key details below:

  • Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre - 555 Bay St N #2, Hamilton, ON L8L 1H1
  • Doors open and registration begins 11:00 a.m.
  • Presentations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Q&A and networking till 1:30 p.m.
  • Lunch and Parking Included

We hope you will join us and start your Wednesday morning with a fun, informative discussion!

Jun
22

OSN Workshop - Marketing (Sponsorship &Social Media)

Location: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
TIME: 8:15 aM - 11:00 aM

The pandemic has shifted the community sports landscape in Ontario and outreach is now more important than ever.

Join us at the Toronto Pan-Am Centre for a in person event on Wednesday, June 22, to hear from subject matter experts. They’ll share best practices in social media, sponsorships, and marketing that you can use at your organizations.

Our first presenter will be Mark Harrison, founder of T1, a sponsorship agency thatexclusively works with impactful brands. Mark has a vast portfolio of experience incommunity outreach – he has co-founded Sponsorship X, Black Talent Initiative, Humanityand Park Street Education.

Mark Harrison

A lifelong volunteer and entrepreneur, Mark Harrison is an experienced marketer and big believer in purpose. Mark is the founder of T1, a sponsorship agency that exclusively works with impactful brands, and the co-founder of SponsorshipX, a global networking platform. In 2020, Mark co-founded the Black Talent Initiative to support the Black community in professional workplaces and sidekick consulting to provide strategic solutions for businesses. Also, in 2020, Mark helped launch Humanity, a creative agency for the Human Age, and Park Street Education, a non- profit that works to remove all barriers to children’s education.

His community involvement includes being a Board Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, a volunteer with CAMH and an advisor to several ventures, including the Crankworx World Tour, Riff, and NFL Canada. In addition, Mark was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Playmaker Capital, a leading digital sports media company.

Eugene Makhouleen

As Director of Performance Media at Bensimon Byrne, Eugene oversees the strategies, execution and the technology that enables clients to drive action and measure outcomes. Bensimon Byrne is one of Canada’s largest independent agencies with a strong focus on working with sports brands.

Registration is free! Key details below:

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, 875 Morningside Ave., Toronto
Doors open and registration begins 8:15am
Presentations from 8:45 am – 10:15am
Q&A and networking 10:15 am – 11 am
Light Breakfast and Parking Included

We hope you will join us and start your Wednesday morning with a fun, informative discussion!

May 30

ONCA – Ontario Not-for-profit Corporation Act

Location: Virtual
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The workshop will focus on ONCA (Ontario Not-for-profit CorporationsAct) and the process of switching your organization to this new form for Not-For-Profits. Leading the discussion will be an expert in the field of NFP and charity law, Kimberley Cunnington-Taylor. Kimberley will also be joined by Myles Spencer (CEO, Rugby Ontario).

Kimberley Cunnington-Taylor

Kim is an Ottawa lawyer focusing on not-for-profit and charity law and business law. She provides advice on a wide range of matters including formation, corporate governance and compliance, risk management, corporate structure and dispute resolution along with mergers and amalgamations, purchases and sales, financing and voluntary revocations of charitable status. Kim is very involved with the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). Kim is a past-chair of the Business Law Section Executive of the OBA and is currently a member-at-large of the Charity and Not-for-Profit section executives of both the OBA and the CBA, Chair of the Corporate Law Subcommittee of the Business Law section executive of the OBA, and a member-at-large of the Business Law section executive of the CBA.

Myles Spencer

Myles Spencer, CEO of Rugby Ontario, has an extensive and diverse background working in Canadian amateur sport. Prior to his role at Rugby Ontario, Myles was Rugby Canada’s Chief Operating Officer for six of his 11 years with the national sport organization. He is presently an elected Individual Member of Commonwealth Sport Canada, where he has served on a number of committees.  Throughout Myles’ experience, he has been a leader in PSO/NSO governance and strategy, whether it was with Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario and now with Ontario Sport Network. Myles sits on the OSN Board of Directors and is the organization’s Governance Committee Chair.