2021 VIRTUAL OPLS

 

"Physical Literacy - Behind the Mask: Inclusion for All"

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are pleased to introduce our Keynote Speakers for #OPLS2021

Krista Duchene (she/her)

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST

Biography

“Canada’s Marathon Mom.”  Olympian, mother of 3 active kids, dietician, National record holder women’s 50k, motivational speaker, sport broadcasting (Olympic Games Summer 2021). Lives an exemplary life of Physical Literacy being a varsity hockey player at the University of Guelph, elite runner, volunteer hockey coach in Brantford.

Fun Facts

Krista loves making pancakes for her family.  She's enjoyed travelling to various places in the world for training and racing. Kenya was by far her most favourite place she visited.

Why is physical literacy important?

"In an email to parents when introducing myself as head coach and recruiting players for girls' rep hockey I state:

"Did you know that girls who play sports are more likely to get better grades in school, be healthier and more socially well-adjusted, and have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem than those who do not play sports?". 

Just like learning to read is important, so is developing fundamental movement and skills for sport. Children and adults can benefit from physical literacy, well beyond just physical health. As a coach and member of the community, I am happy to help people in their journey to developing physical literacy."

 

October 26 & 27
2021

Virtual Summit hosted via ZOOM

Recorded to watch on your own time

Affordable
CAD $30.00 fee

Kwame Osei (he/him)

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Tues, Oct 26 2021 at 6:00 pm EST

Biography

Former pro-athlete (CFL), current high school teacher, Coach (Queen’s University Football Team), TV personality (Amazing Race Canada Finalist), Author (Inspirational Kids Books), CEO of athletic apparel company (Triumph Elite), Co-Founder of a non-profit mentorship organization (Northern Elite Football), host and keynote speaker.

Fun Facts

Kwame was on the Amazing Race Canada, and has written two children’s books.

Why is physicalliteracy important?

"As a Physical Education teacher my goal every year was to ensure that my students were physically literate. People need to know not only the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle but also have confidence in doing so. As educators it is up to us to ensure that our students are provided with the tools and resources they need be physically literate."

 
 

PRESENTERS

We are pleased to introduce our incredible list of Presenters for #OPLS2021

COLOUR-CORDINATED SUMMIT STREAMS

EDUCATION

Early Childhood Education 

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

ADMINISTRATION, RECREATION LEADERS, RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
COMMUNITY RECREATION, COACHES AND PARENTS
ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY
OLDER ADULTS
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Topic: Community Collective Approaches to Disability Inclusion in Physical Literacy
(Presenting with Karen Dommett & Emily Glossop)

Andrea Carey is the co-founder and leader of the OneAbility Collective in Victoria. Andrea is a leader in the physical literacy space, and has led many national initiatives on diversity and inclusion in physical literacy. 

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Topic: Inclusive, Active Learning Spaces & Strategies: What's Gender got to do with it?
(Presenting with Deneice Bell)

Health & Physical Education curriculum consultant at Ophea. Andrea has been a part of many regional and provincial initiatives that support the H&PE curriculum, Healthy Schools, and also the Daily Physical Activity provincial policy.

Andrea Haefele (she/her)

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Topic: Inclusive participation in sport and recreation

Director, Access and Awareness at Variety Village / Variety Ontario.  He offers support, training and program interests to ensure participants with varied abilities, needs and interests are included. As an advocate, Archie promotes accessible and inclusive opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Archie Allison (he/him)

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Callen has been active in the health and fitness industry for two decades and is empowered to motivate everyone he encounters to optimize their health! As a strength coach, ICallen has worked with young athletes, professional athletes and everyone in between. He finds it absolutely necessary that we're equipped with a foundational understanding of what we enjoy doing through movement to remain active for life.

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Topic: Reinvisioning Exercise Participation

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Founder of Brain Ignition. Brain Ignition hosts webinars and seminars, creates wellness plans and educates as many people on healthy living. Chett is a CrossFit coach and personal trainer in Lucan, Ontario. A published author in the Journal of Neuroscience, podcast host, and love speaking at conferences and webinars.

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Topic: Is Exercise The Most Powerful Intervention for Mental Health Illness?

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Topic: FUN active Participation for ALL
 

President of CIRA Ontario. Course Director at OELC. 2019 PHE Canada PE Teacher of the Year. Multiple Author.

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Topic: Mult-Sport and Play, a Foundational Tool for Success

Chris is a two-time Olympian in the sport of Freestyle Wrestling who has been inducted into both the Canadian Wrestling and McMaster University Halls of Fame. Chris is also the Superintendent of Student Achievement with the Simcoe Muskoka CDB.

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Topic: What brain science tells us about inclusion: Racism, disability and "Otherness".

Professor emeritus, Memorial University and key author of Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity (LTAD Versions 1,2 and 3). Recipient of the inaugural International Paralympic Committee Sport Science Award.

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Topic: Dallas Soonias speaks on it

Dallas Randolph (Keeshig) Soonias was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is registered in Cape Crocker reserve in Ontario. He is currently the Head Coach of the Sait Trojans Mens Volleyball team. In 2004, Dallas became a member of the Canadian Senior Men’s Volleyball Team. Since then he has competed in hundreds of matches and competed with the team in all major tournaments and competitions. Dallas is proud to be the first indigenous Canadian to represent Canada at the highest level of his sport.

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Topic: Inclusive, Active Learning Spaces & Strategies: What's Gender got to do with it?
(Presenting with Andrea Haefele)

Health & Physical Education teacher with the Peel District School Board. Pursuing a Masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis on equity in sport, and have been a part of a number of initiatives and developments for the advancement of sport for all. I am currently focused on decolonizing fitness and researching ways to support anti-racism in sport.

Deneice Bell (she/her, they/them)

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Topic: Injury Management and Prevention - How to stay in the game

Sport physiotherapist for professional athletes, predominantly NHL, the Canadian Bobsled Team and the CEBL Niagara River Lions. Dianna's goal is to give every athlete the tool to manage their own health to keep them in the game with mobility, mindset and proper nutrition.

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Topic: Community Collective Approaches to Disability Inclusion in Physical Literacy
(Presenting with Karen Dommett & Andrea Carey)

Emily is the Executive Director of the Abilities Centre Ottawa. Emily is a paralympic guide in alpine skiing and has spent her career working to support children with disabilities.  She is now leading the Abilities Centre Ottawa to create program opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in physical literacy development.

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Topic: How to motivate seniors to exercise

Erin started Vintage Fitness in 2005. Her vision was to create a team of professionals that understand how to motivate and train people over 50 in a way that is challenging, effective and safe. She has two Biology degrees from the University of Guelph and an MBA from McMaster. She has been training older adults for 11 years and teaching group exercise classes for 18. She plays hockey, runs, does yoga and strength trains.

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Jaime Barratt

Topic: Nothing is as practical as a good theory! A systematic review of physical literacy interventions
(Presenting with Johannes Carl)

Jaime is a Canadian PhD student at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As a Registered Early Childhood Educator, her research and interests lie within promoting physical literacy and physical activity in early years settings.

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Topic: Adaptive Fitness and Sport in mainstream fitness and sport settings: Redefining Health Contexts and Realizing Opportunities

Medical Writer, Editor, Amazon bestselling Author, Researcher and Founder of Flex for Access.  A certified adaptive personal trainer, fitness consultant and speaker grounded in delivering education around adaptive fitness, sport and physical literacy.

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Topic: Nothing is as practical as a good theory! A systematic review of physical literacy interventions
(Presenting with Jaime Barratt)

Johannes currently works as a research associate at the Department of Sport Science and Sport of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He has done his studies in sport science, psychology, and health promotion.

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Topic: Individualized Physical Education K-6 and Innovative Toppletubes

John Byl, PhD, is the Canadian Gopher Educational Consultant, was president of CIRA Ontario (2003-2018), and a retired professor of Physical Education at Redeemer University in Ancaster, Ontario (1986-2014). Dr. Byl has authored or coauthored over 30 books. He is the winner of several professional awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting physical activity across Canada.

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Topic: Recess is the Bridge to Recovery
(Presenting with Lynn Campanella)

John has taught with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board for the past 33 years and is currently in the position of Equal Opportunities Consultant. He is holds an honours degree in Physical Education from McMaster University and is a passionate advocate of physical activity and play. More recently, John has worked closely with community partner, "Playocracy" to promote a more active and engaging recess experience for all elementary students.  

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Topic: Safe Progressions in Strength, SAQ, and Plyometric Training (SHSM Panelist)

Jordan Foley CSCS, RSCC*D, is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist at CANSOFCOM. Jordan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Throughout his career, Jordan has worked across a multitude of sports from the high school, collegiate, national and professional levels.

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Topic: Women in Wellness: Initiative for Newcomers
(Presenting with Nicole Beauregard)

Kabir Hosein is the Senior Manager of Operations at Sport for Life Society. Hailing from the Caribbean he was a leader in the Athletics Association and Olympic Movement. Since Kabir joined S4L he has been an integral part of Management and guided the organization through the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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FUN active Participation for ALL 
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Kim Gilhespy is a Physical and Health Education Teacher with experience in grades K-8 and all subject areas. As a PE specialist, she has a passion for student leadership. She is also a course director/coordinator for the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre that focuses on this concept. Currently she is a proud executive member of CIRA Ontario and believes that professional development is important to ensure relevance and growth for people of all ages.

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Topic: Community Collective Approaches to Disability Inclusion in Physical Literacy
(Presenting with Emily Glossop & Andrea Carey)

Karen is the Program Manager at the Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart. She is creating a nurturing environment for persons with disabilities to participate in physical literacy across Calgary.

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Topic: Experience and Evidence based approach to coaching girls in activity and sport
(Presenting with Sharlene Louden)

Kristen Parise is a Registered Physiotherapist with over 19 years of experience and additional training in Pelvic Health and Pediatric Physiotherapy.  Kristen’s goal is to make sure every client leaves the clinic with a better understanding of their own body and and the tools to return to health.  Kristen won the YWCA Woman of the Year award in 2019.

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Topic: Keep Kids Moving with BOKS – a showcase of new resources and best case practices

Kyla Crocker is the Regional Coordinator with BOKS for Central Canada. She is a dynamic leader who is a health and fitness enthusiast passionate about advocating for the importance of getting kids active and moving daily. 

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Topic: Recess is the Bridge to Recovery
(Presenting with John Madalena)

Lynn Campanella is a play and recess specialist.  As an advocate for child development and creativity, she has developed educational programming and resources that utilize play as the conduit to help increase children's physical and mental well-being.

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Marlee is a HPE elementary school teacher in the YRDSB who is also a CIRA Executive Board member and an Ophea Healthy School Consultant. She is a strong advocator for healthy schools, and enjoys creating opportunities to bring families and community partners together to benefit the well-being of all. 

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Topic: Building community through movement

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Topic: Discovering & Sharing Dance with Canada's National Ballet School

Megan Ferris is a Community Dance Specialist and the Coordinator of Partnerships and Evaluation at Canada's National Ballet School (NBS). She is a graduate with distinction from the NBS Teacher Training Program and the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University specializing in Early Childhood Studies. At NBS, Megan's role focuses on providing dance programming to people of all ages and abilities

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Topic: Sports-Themed Dances that Develop Physical Literacy

Melanie is an international speaker, author, TEDx presenter and the Founder of PL3Y Inc, a Whistler-based company whose award-winning physical literacy programs have reached over 3 million kids in schools and recreation-centres worldwide. Melanie is an inspiring speaker who leads energizing workshops focusing on getting kids active while fostering positive mental health and social emotional skills.

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Topic: Women in Wellness: Initiative for Newcomers
(Presenting with Kabir Hosein)

Nicole is the Sport Development Coordinator for the City of Kamloops. She focuses her energy on awareness and first steps of long-term development in sport and physical activity. She is a NCCP and Sport for Life Learning Facilitator. As a consultant with Sport for Life, Nicole is passionate about engaging communities and supporting physical literacy initiatives as a Community Mentor through the PL4C project.

Nicole Beauregard (she/her)

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Topic: Promote cooperation and inclusion through Kin-Ball and Omnikin games

Paolo is the General Manager of Kin-Ball Canada and has been working with non-profit organizations for several years. Paolo holds a certification as an instructor on OMNIKIN games, a Kin-Ball certified trainer and a Level 1 Kin-Ball referee. Pushing the idea that sportsmanship and cooperation can go a long way in promoting physical activity in children and in the general population.

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Topic: The Body is Political

As a creator, mover, and a feeler, Robin Lacambra, somatic coach and founder of GOODBODYFEEL Movement Studio, believes that if you’re alive, you’re a leader. Her belief in intrinsic leadership is what guides communities, individuals, leaders, and organizations towards an all-hands-on-deck approach, empowering and mobilizing them towards a culture of compassion, collective abundance, and belonging.

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Topic: Returning to sport/activity post-Covid

A professor in both the Fitness Health Promotion and Recreation Programs at Seneca College, in Ontario, a learning facilitator for the Coaching Association of Ontario, a Physical Literacy master learning facilitator with Sport for Life, a master trainer with High Five and an inclusion collaborator with INclusion INcorporated.  Sarah is on a journey to share the power of movement, health and quality programming.  As part of the LGBTQI2S community, Sarah also understands that barriers to programs and spaces can limit potential.

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Topic: Safe Progressions in Strength, SAQ, and Plyometric Training (SHSM Panelist)

Sam Eyles-Frayne is the current Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for York University. Her experience stemmed from her time as a student at both Waterloo and Guelph university where she was an elite rugby player, earning three consecutive U SPORTS all-Canadian selections. She continued her passion as she worked as a strength and conditioning coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and Sheridan College managing their multipurpose Strength and Conditioning Research Centre.

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Topic: Experience and Evidence based approach to coaching girls in activity and sport
(Presenting with Kristen Parise)

Sharlene owns a Homecare Company that assists seniors to stay as in their homes as long as they can.  Sharlene’s approach to fitness and rehab is unique because it’s based on functional fitness. Functional fitness is exercise that integrates many muscle movements as opposed to working them in isolation at the gym.

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Topic: Unmasking ADHD

Sherri is a certified professional applied neuroscience coach with additional training in cognitive behavioural coaching, emotional intelligence, enneagram of personality and corporate training. Her area of expertise is in working with Adults with ADHD. She coaches & trains people with ADHD and live the experience of being a successful entrepreneur & community leader.

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Topic: Safe Progressions in Strength, SAQ, and Plyometric Training (SHSM Panelist)

Former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at York University and Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at McMaster University, Steve now serves as the Associate Director of Sports Performance at Brock University. Steve is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength & Conditioning coach who combines both disciplines in an effort to offer complete care to each athlete the he is fortunate to work with. Steve is a Strength & Conditioning Consultant with Hockey Canada, Wrestling Canada and has also consulted or served as a member for various Canadian National Team IST’s.

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Topic: Boxing For Fitness

Syd brings his love of the sport to the SydFIT Health Centre, as a successful business owner, mentor and Elite Trainer, where he shares his passion with athletes, and inspires the centre’s community of members to work towards their goals of greatness. Syd established the SydFIT Centre in 2007, and has grown the business globally to include fitness boxing, youth boxing programs, and a successful amateur competitive program

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Topic: Physical Literacy Enriched HIIT

Ted is an advocate and thought leader for quality health and physical education (QHPE) program delivery. He believes in a world where the skills learned through QHPE program enable all to lead authentic, happy and fulfilling lives.

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Topic: Stop Typing and Let's Get Moving: Helping Students Get Moving During the Online Learning Day

Tim has been teaching for 16 years with the PDSB in roles from Kindergarten to the classroom and currently as a Health and Physical Education Specialist for Grades 1-4. He believes that a successful Health and Physical Education program needs to offer a variety of opportunities and experiences for students to be successful and learn to rise to new challenges.

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