Officials Program

To be a sport official is to view the sport from angles that emphasize integrity, fairness and decisiveness in an environment that doesn’t always exude the same values. The OSN’s Officials Program aims to address and bring awareness to, barriers that impact retention and recruitment of sport officials across Ontario.

Become a Sport Official

At any level of sport, officials play a key role. Interested in becoming an official? Learn more about becoming a sport official in Ontario.

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Officials Bursary Program

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Receive funding provided to a maximum of $500 per official, to cover eligible course registration fees and / or equipment for the 2022 year.

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No Ref, No Game Campaign

Show your support and unity in the No Ref, No Game awareness campaign by utilizing the Campaign Toolkit! We’ve created sport specific assets just for you!

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OSN partnered with ITP Sport & Recreation and Sheffe Consulting to conduct research that would help understand the barriers facing recruitment and retention of sport officials in Ontario.

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