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OSHF 2018 Conference

Friday, June 8th
Markham, Ontario
Markham Convention Centre




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The 2018 Conference will focus on Youth and will provide a platform for OSHF members and associates to meet their certification CEC requirements and a meaningful opportunity for quality knowledge translation.  Both hands-on and lecture-style sessions are being offered (see SCHEDULE below) along with an excellent chance to network through the day's activities.

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Event At-A-Glance 
 9:00-10:00  Participant sign-in
 10:00-10:10  Welcome remarks
 10:15-11:15 Plyometrics - Training for the Young Athlete**
 Mike Haddock
 11:15-11:30  Session transition


 (concurrent sessions)  

 Indigenous Health and Physical Activity
Marnie Andersen

Physical Literacy**

Sarah Gallsworthy 

 12:30-13:30  Lunch


 (concurrent sessions)

“I was so upset, I just didn’t know what to do with myself”... Youth sports: An avenue to foster positive youth development?
Jessica Fraser-Thomas
 FUNdamentals: The Main Stage**
 Ray Leblanc
 14:30-14:45  Session transition
 14:45-15:45 Keynote
Dr. Paul Oh - Performance Therapist

** Denotes an active session. Participants must submit a completed PAR-Q+ clearing them for unrestricted activity. Appropriate dress and footwear is required; an exercise mat is strongly recommended.

Session Overviews

Plyometric Training for the Young Athlete
Mike Haddock ⋅ MFSc, CSCS, CEP
In this session we will explore Power & Plyometric Training for Young Athletes. The goal will be to overview Physical & Biomechanical principles, discuss differences between Slow & Fast Response Plyo’s, and discuss what decisions need to be made on programming choices. This session will have a practical/visual component for introducing Jump/Plyo Training to young athletes, and will explore technique variations for maximum control and output.


Indigenous Health & Physical Activity
Ms. Marnie Anderson ⋅ BPHE, CSEP-CPT, EIMC Level 1
Indigenous Physical Health is often looked at in a holistic way by including 4 quadrants of health that are interconnected; Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Mental. These are reflected in the medicine wheel. However, the current evaluation process for physical health in Ontario often focuses on one specific quadrant of health – physical. This session discusses a novel approach to child health assessment which encourages children to share their perspectives on their own health and wellness in a culturally appropriate manner. The Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-being Measure considers the interconnectedness of the 4 health quadrants through eyes of Indigenous children.

Physical Literacy:A Tool for Youth Engagement
Sarah Gallsworthy
Too many of our young people are holding up the wall while physical activity is taking place.They are disengaged, bored and have a feeling of low self-worth. This needs to change. This session will not only cover the key components of physical literacy but will also inspire you to take what you know and apply it to your programs in order to achieve maximum participation and engagement.Let’s get these young people off of the couch, away from the wall and into the fun.


“I was so upset, I just didn’t know what to do with myself”... Youth sports: An avenue to foster positive youth development?
Jessica Fraser-Thomas ⋅ PHD
Sports programs help children and youth develop important life skills such as respect, resilience, honesty, and teamwork. Or do they? Dr. Jessica Fraser-Thomas’ session will focus on the emerging field of positive youth development through sport. While most parents and coaches believe young athletes are developing sportspersonship and character through their community or high performance sport programs, empirical research shows this is not always the case. This session will explore how sport contexts can be explicitly designed to optimize children’s positive psychological and social outcomes. A focus will be placed on practical considerations for coaches, parents, and sport administrators.

FUNdamentals: The Main Stage**
Ray LeBlanc ⋅ Honours. B.Sc (Kinesiology), B.Ed.,NSCA-CSCS, CSEP-CEP, AKC, OCT
After almost 20 years of training elite youth athletes, many of which reaching the NHL or National Teams, Ray will share the most important tips and strategies that have contributed to building both the athletes, as well as a business. “Simple things done savagely well,” and it’s all about FUNdamentals.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Paul Oh - Performance Therapist

Event Location

 Greater Toronto Area – Markham Convention Centre


Markham Convention Centre
2901 Markham Rd
Toronto, ON
M1X 0B6


Fees & Registration

Add 13% HST.  Registration closes June 7, 2018.  Cancellations are subject to a $25 administration fee. There will be limited space to register on site.
Paying by cheque?  Request a printable registration form that can be mailed to the OSHF office with payment.

General Information 

Clearance to participate → ALL registrants must bring to the event a completed PAR-Q+ or ePARmed-X+.  Print and online versions are available at http://eparmedx.com or http://www.csep.ca/view.asp?ccid=517. Please also sign our waiver.

Attire → Attendees should dress appropriately for exercise, including standard athletic footwear.

Exercise mat → A yoga-style or other portable exercise mat is required to fully participate in all practical sessions. Bring one!

 A sandwich and salad buffet will be set up from 12:30 to 1:30.  Participants should inform OSHF of any dietary restrictions on their registration form.  

Parking → Ample free outdoor parking is available on site.  


Contact OSHF Membership and Event Services at (888) 990-9404 or membership@oshf.ca