Enjoy the beautiful setting of The Village at Canadore College – this will be your first chance to grow you coaching network and meet someone new!
Spend time in the shoes of a director & head coach of an Olympic gold medalist National Team, a strategist of the Canadian sport system and an international coaches mentor, and understand the power of mobilization. Each time Danièle gives a presentation, she captivates and inspires her audience, as she speaks about adversity and resilience, the notions of leadership and a winning team, and about what she has experienced, studied and applied.
In this keynote session, Olympic gold medal winning head coach Danièle Sauvageau will dig in to what makes a coach successful, regardless of the context they are coaching in. Her insights will be unique and she will share stories of her Olympic journey to six winter games as well as her life as an undercover narcotics officer for the Montreal Urban Police.
Daniele Sauvageau will inspire you, will guide you through the strengthening teamwork and leadership skills that will lead you to victory. Be prepared to be exposed to content such as: Adversity: knowing when to change course; Leadership in an organization; Secrets of coaching; Evaluating; Strategies of management; Components of a winning team; Winning: it’s about embracing change
Matt Allen works with a number of National, Provincial, and Club Sport Organizations on developing diversity and inclusion initiatives, policy development, and strategic direction to make their sport a safe place for all coaches and athletes. He is the C0-Chair of You Can Play Canada-East and a National leader in diversity and inclusion in sport in Canada.
During this keynote session Matt will discuss what diversity and inclusion really means, how coaches, club and associations can benefit from a more diverse and inclusive organization and simple ways to implement these strategies.
He is the Chief Innovation Officer with the Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada, the Assistant Coach with the USA Men’s National Softball Team and the Head Coach for the Laurier University Women’s Softball team in Waterloo.
Beth Barz was the 2013 Fox 40 Ontario Female Coach of the Year, and is the current Assistant coach of the men’s varsity rugby team at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Barz is a brilliant example of the power of coach development, education and being a life-long learner, making her a key leader in the Canadian sport scene.
Citing her evolving coaching philosophy, she continually focuses on challenging her own development, while supporting others to reach for their potential.
Beth has completed her NCCP Level 4 certification in rugby and is a Learning Facilitator and Mentor Coach for the Advanced Coaching Diploma program for the Canadian Sport Institute. She is also a Master Learning Facilitator and Evaluator for Rugby Ontario and a Multi-sport Learning Facilitator for the Coaching Association of Ontario. Additionally, Beth is an International Rugby Board Trainer.
John Davis is a co-founder and co-owner of SYMETRICS – The Institute for Integrated Physical Rehabilitation.
Over the past 30 years John has continued to advance his knowledge and skills in the physiotherapy field with a keen interest in supporting athletes with many post-graduate courses.
John is a certified and leading Northern Ontario concussion practitioner through Complete Concussion Management (CCM). This program is designed to provide the same level of care professional athletes would receive. Through base line testing, the most current research in rehabilitation and strict return to play/work protocols any patient sustaining a concussion receive comprehensive therapy.
CCM analyzes leading research to develop best-in-class approaches to concussion care. The network and patient database enables large-scale research to advance concussion management, and ultimately, the long-term health and well-being of concussion patients.
After sustaining a couple of concussions as an amateur athlete, he can fully appreciate the importance of proper concussion management to ensure a full recovery before returning to play.
Dr. Stephen Norris is a leading performance consultant/conversationalist and applied sport scientist who is much sought after as pivotal speaker and presenter internationally. Stephen focuses upon the understanding and creation of sustainable systems and cultures aimed at performance and excellence. These are areas of attention for both sport and business endeavours as organizations move from early inspiration to continual implementation of specific processes, behaviours, and habits.
Long-Term Athlete Development is a phrase that is often heard within nearly all sports. In this session Dr. Norris will share with you the world leading research he and other Canadians have done to create the Canada Sport for Life model that is envied by many countries around the globe.
Stephen is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta SportConnection (the Crown agency responsible for sport in Alberta) and professionally works with Swim Alberta, the PGA of America, Hockey Canada, International Ice Hockey Federation and a select group of international corporations.
Frank St-Denis, a professional educator and certified Performance Coach-Indoor is entering his 14th season with the Ottawa Maverick Volleyball Club. Coach St-Denis is one of the most decorated coaches in the Club and province consistently winning medals at Provincials and Nationals at all age groups and developing athletes who are prepared for the challenges of “next level” training and competition. As a school coach, he heads the highly respected Sport-Études program and has won multiple OFSAA championships on both the girls and boys side of the ledger with E.s.p. Louis-Riel and E.s.c. L’Escale. He is also a proud father of two sons who both will represent Ontario this summer at the Canada Games in Winnipeg.