SMCC Toronto Breakfast Forum: Canada’s 150th and sponsorship @ Real Sports Bar & Grill
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

This Breakfast Forum will dig into Canada’s 150th and sponsorship with a theme around anniversaries, association to Canada, heritage, etc. and its role in sponsorship. Presenting foundational partner MLSE will be involved and link to the Leafs 100th Anniversary as a case study. The main part of the morning will be a panel with ParticipACTION, who build a successful program (Canada’s 150th Play List) with a number of sponsors. The head of marketing for ParticipACTION and representatives from 3 of their sponsors will discuss the program.

SMCC Vancouver: The Power of Influence Panel @ SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

As influencer marketing continues to become a key tool across multiple sectors – our panel will share insight into why it can be a useful tool to engage key demographics. We will also learn some of the traps and areas where you can lose influence.

University of Alberta Sport Conference @ University of Alberta
May 31 – Jun 4 all-day

Organized by members of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, the purpose of The Sport Conference is to provide an affordable opportunity for coaches, athletes, parents, sport administrators, and the general public to exchange ideas with University of Alberta academics, coaches and graduate students in a multi-disciplinary and interactive format.

The Sport Conference is designed to present, discuss and challenge thinking on a broad range of sport issues. The Sport Conference is built around interesting questions, with knowledgeable individuals debating the evidence (or lack thereof), and engaging with the sport community.

All participants in The Sport Conference that are NCCP Certified Coaches are eligible to receive 3 professional development points for attending any day of The Sport Conference.

Webinar: Employees, Contractors, and Volunteers – From Hiring to Firing @ Online
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Steve Indig will present an employment webinar that will interest any employer or employee in sport. This webinar will aid organizations and individuals in understanding the legal issues relating to hiring practices, screening, agreements, and termination. Registrants will gain an understanding of the legal tests used to determine an individual’s employment status and the associated negatives and benefits.

Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Horticultural Building at Lansdowne Park
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

The founding partners of the Ottawa Sport and Entertainment Group (OSEG) will be its 2017 Hall inductees, and will be will be honoured at the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  The OSEG founding partners include Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, Jeff Hunt, John Pugh and Bill Shenkman. Though the OSEG Partners will be inducted as a collective, each partner has made strong, lasting, connections to the Ottawa Sport scene.

Ottawa Sport Council Spring Summit: Let’s Talk About Concussions @ Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Are you a coach, parent, athlete or administrator involved in Ottawa’s club sport scene? Are you concerned about the prevalence of concussions in sport?

While the Ottawa Sport Council has always encouraged sport participation, it has also worked to make the community sport landscape a safer space for all participants by facilitating learning opportunities—and there is compelling evidence that concussion education can decrease occurrences and minimize the impact of concussions in sport.

We hope you will join the Ottawa Sport Council, in partnership with SIRC, Canada’s National Sport Information Resource Centre, for Let’s Talk About Concussions on Saturday, June 3rd at the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club where we will advance the dialogue around the growing prevalence of concussions in sport through presentations, and round table discussions.

150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration @ Montreal
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day

The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration will be a once-in-a-lifetime event – a festival of activities that will help honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada’s national summer sport, lacrosse. We strongly believe that 2017, a year that marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation as well as the birth of the modern version of lacrosse, is the perfect occasion to re-introduce our country’s first national sport to a new generation of Canadians.

Webinar: Cyber Risks – The New Kid on the Block @ Online
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Rachel Corbett of SLSG and Nancy Au of Pearson Dunn Insurance/A Jones Brown Company to learn more about cyber risks. 2016 was a banner year for internet hacking and cyber theft, and this threat is not going away any time soon. Even though sport organizations may not have millions of records stored on their servers (like Yahoo or Amazon) and may not be the keepers of highly sensitive data (like the World Anti-Doping Agency), this is a risk area that now demands every sport leader’s attention. Even a small hacking job can contaminate your computers and the computers of others, cause privacy breaches, and disrupt your normal operations. These costs add up. Join us to learn more about cyber risks and what you can do to prevent them and, if unpreventable, pay for them.

George Brown College 5 to Watch: Canada’s Sports Business Awards @ George Brown College Waterfront Campus
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm

Recognizing leaders in the Canadian Sports Business industry under the age of 40.

SCRI Conference 2017 @ Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day

This is your chance to engage and network researchers, analysts, sport leaders, and the physical activity sector. Meet with the thought leaders, learn about the latest sport participation research and programs and share your information. Be more aware and informed as you develop research and programs that will have an impact on sport in Canada.

WHO will the conference benefit? EVERYONE who has an interest in sport participation in Canada. Engage your academic and sport communities at this sport research showcase conference; this is your opportunity to make a difference. Be part of the discussion that drives change and evolution in sport policy and sport program development.