Ontario Sport Network
Ontario Sport Network has been setting the tone for accountability within the non-profit sport sector as well as accountability to the sector since 1998. As a function of building capacity, Ontario Sport Network remains a strong voice to both funding partners and government.
Our growing network of members reaches all aspects of the non-profit sport sector and our ability to respond to and engage with the sport sector as a collective makes membership with Ontario Sport Network a valuable and essential part of effective sport management and advocacy.
Understanding the complexities of the non-profit sport sector is not easy unless you are fully immersed in it. Ontario Sport Network assists government in understanding the concerns of the sport sector with respect to policy, programming, capacity and funding. We speak as the collective voice of the sport sector and act as an agent for change.
Ontario Sport Network seeks out opportunities to engage within the sport sector and outside of it. We participate on committees to develop cross-sector programs and resources and works with members to educate, and share information. On your behalf, we communicate with funding partners, members, sponsors, government, non-profit groups and other key stakeholders as a method of enhancing the profile of sport beyond our sector. We bring our members together to share information, generate ideas and collectively develop positions on various topics. We are the only organization to conduct on-going research across the sport sector in Ontario through surveys, focus groups and interviews to understand the sector’s position on issues and trends that directly impact the sport sector. All research is shared with members to help develop a better sense of the relevant issues and our collective positions.
To better facilitate our mission, Ontario Sport Network works not only to promote sport across Ontario, but to promote our Members and the work they are doing both on the "field" and off, to elevate sport and make Ontarians more active.
*Please note Ontario Sport Network membership terms are valid January 1st to December 31st and renewed annually.
**New membership applications will be assessed upon submission.
For membership in this category your organization must be a provincial not-for-profit entity recognized as the Ontario sport governing body or Ontario multi sport organization by its national governing body and the Ontario Ministry responsible for sport which meets the requisite criteria and is approved by the Board of Directors. Click below to fill out a membership application.
*Sole membership with voting rights.
For membership in this category the entity must be any not-for profit local, regional, divisional, provincial or national clubs, councils, associations, organizations, teams, leagues, advisory groups, consultative or educational organizations or other entities approved by the Board of Directors. An Affiliate Member is an entity not recognized as an Ontario sport governing body or Ontario multi-sport organization. Click below to fill out a membership application.
For membership in this category the entity must be a not-for-profit local, regional, divisional or community organization or club, team or league which is a Member of its Ontario sport governing body or Ontario multi-sport organization. Click below to fill out a membership application.
For membership in this category you must not be in full time employment and are enrolled in a degree or certificate seeking program at an accredited or recognized post-secondary institution. You must support the objects of Ontario Sport Network and be approved by the Board of Directors. Click below to fill out a membership application.
For membership in this category the entity must be a corporation, organization, association or other entity approved by the Board of Directors who support the objects of Ontario Sport Network and whose main objective is commercial gain. Click below to fill out a membership application.