Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership Course

Program Overview:

There is a need for more females in leadership positions in sport including coaches, officials and administrators. Through the work of the Sport Plan, Town of Aurora is committed to supporting more females to step into those roles and are excited for the second year of our Recreation & Healthy Active Living Leadership high school credit course. In collaboration with ASK Online Canada, Town of Aurora will be delivering a female and gender diverse hybrid (face-to-face and online) leadership course where students can obtain a grade 12 Physical Education credit towards their Ontario high school diploma.

Students will explore the benefits of providing a welcome, safe, and positive space for lifelong participation in physical activity and develop leadership skills that contribute to a successful participant experience. In addition, students will apply their learning to host a community event and provide mentoring opportunities that enhance the health and well-being of others.

Successful completion of this course provides students with a grade 12 Ontario High School credit and various certifications for youth leadership positions in recreation and sport, including HIGH FIVE Sport, Level C CPR & First Aid, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certifications, and Leaders in ACTION.

Participation will be restricted to 16 students.

Course Prerequisite: successful completion of any health and physical education course

PLF4M Winter 2024 Course Dates: 

February 14 to May 15, 2024

  • Applications begin October 3, 2023 through to Feb 7, 2024 while availability remains
  • Applicants will be notified by December 15, 2023 or before

Course Highlights

  • University Qualifying Course
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certification
  • NCPP Planning a Practice Certification
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Certification
  • Level C CPR & First Aid Training
  • High Five Sport Certification
  • True Sport Certification
  • Leadership & Communication Skills Training
  • Guest Speakers
  • Build Employment Skills & Opportunities
  • And Much More!

In-Person Attendance Required

Please note the “At-a-Glance Course Requirements” below and ensure all in-person sessions can be attended before applying. Any potential conflicts should be discussed prior to registration.  In addition to the required in-person attendance, students will also complete coursework online.

At-a-Glance Course Requirements:

 

Week Date Hours Location Content
1 February 14 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Introduction Team Building
2 February 21 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Event Planning
February 24 (10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) 4.5 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 NCCP Certification
February 25 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 6 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 NCCP Certification
3 February 28(3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Event Planning
4 March 6 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Mentor/Mentee Relationships
March 9 (10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) 4.5 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 NCCP Certification
5 March 20 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Event Planning
March 23 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Leaders in Action Certification
6 March 27 (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Event Planning
7 April 6 (9 a.m. & 5 p.m.) 8 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Level C First Aid & CPR Certification
April 7 (9 a.m. & 5 p.m.) 8 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Level C First Aid & CPR Certification
8 April 10 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion in Sport
April 13 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 8 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 High Five Sport Certification
9 April 17 (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Indigenous Leadership
10 April 24 (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Yoga & Mindfulness
11 May 1 (3:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 True Sport Champions
12 May 8 (3:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Event Debrief Wrap Up
13 May 15 (3:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 2 Aurora Public Library – Program Room 2 Final In-Person Session
Total PLH4M 65

Full Scholarships Provided:

Thank you to our local sponsors and Jump Start funding for supporting girls and gender diverse youth in Aurora.  Due to generosity of our sponsors and funding, all accepted applications for the Winter 2024 Recreation and Healthy Active Living Course will be free so students will not be required to pay tuitions.

Thank you to our sponsors for providing full scholarships to ensure financial barriers are not limiting our youth from experiencing this amazing opportunity.

  • Aurora Crossfit Central
  • Central York Girls Hockey Association (C.Y.G.H.A.)
  • Jennifer Di Paolo Realty Team
  • Key Advantage Team

In addition, we are looking for sponsors to commit to covering a scholarship for one female youth per year over the course of 5 years. With your help, we can reach more girls in our community and give them the opportunity to succeed through enrolling in the Recreation & Healthy Active Living Leadership course. A $2,250 commitment will sponsor one girl per year for the full 5 years.  If you are interested in the opportunity to provide a scholarship to the Recreation & Healthy Active Living Leadership Course, please email Louise Dyer, Town of Aurora Sponsorship Coordinator.

Course Eligibility:

  1. To address the existing gap in female sport and recreation leadership, this course is currently being offered as a female and gender diverse leadership opportunity with potential for future expansion.
  2. Applicants must reside in Aurora or the surrounding area with the intention to provide leadership or service to community members of Aurora and surrounding area through program delivery.
  3. All applications will be reviewed before being accepted and must include scanned copies of the following documentation:
    1. Application Form (Download here)
    2. High School report card showing completion of any health and physical education course
    3. Informed Consent Agreement – Community Participation (Download here)
    4. Town of Aurora Waiver (Download here)

Eligible students will receive an email from ASK Online Canada confirming acceptance into the course by December 15, 2023.

For any application questions, please contact Hailey Jones, Town of Aurora Sport & Community Development Specialist, [email protected]  or Sheileen Krone, Principal, ASK Online Canada, [email protected] or 416-735-5547.

For More Information:

There is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. Any other inquiries or interest in future opportunities should be directed to Erin Hamilton, Town of Aurora Sport & Community Development Specialist, [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1. If I am currently a Grade 11 student, can I register for this course?

A.1. Yes. The only prerequisite for this course is that students have successfully completed any health and physical education course as well as the other eligibility requirements listed above.

Q.2. If I live outside of Aurora, can I register for this course?

A.2. Depends. The course is open to Aurora residents or those who live in surrounding communities and intend to provide leadership or service to community members of Aurora and surrounding area through program delivery (e.g., Town of Aurora, local sport organization, etc.).  If you are unsure, contact Hailey Jones, Town of Aurora Sport & Community Development Specialist, [email protected]

Q.3. What are the start and end dates for this course?

A.3. Winter 2024 session begins February 14, 2024 and ends May 15, 2024

Q.4. Where are the required in-person sessions taking place?

A.4. These sessions are being hosted by the Town of Aurora and will take place in Program Room 2 at the Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1M1.  Participants in the program are expected to attend all in-person sessions.

Q.5. How does the course work?

A.5. After you have been accepted into the program, you will receive a link with a username and password that gives you access to the online course platform.  In this uniquely blended course, students complete approximately 54 hours of course work online through ASK Online Canada and for the duration of the course hours, participate in programs that result in certificates noting successful completion of various activities that serve to satisfy the course requirements such as High Five Sport, Level C CPR & First Aid Program, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certifications and Leaders in ACTION.  Students are required to successfully complete the culminating activity requiring the organization and hosting of a community event as well as reflect on the process.  Students complete course work under the supervision of an Ontario certified teacher and other professionals supervising the certificate programs.

Q.6. How do I apply for this course?

A.6. Please note that a maximum number of 16 participants will be accepted into this program.

To apply for acceptance, please go to the ASK Online Canada website link: https://www.askonlinecanada.ca/plf4m-feb-may23/  and submit:

  • your completed Application Form (Download Here)
  • School report card or document indicating prerequisite for the course (or document indicating you will have successfully achieved the prerequisite by the time the course begins on February 14, 2024)
  • Town of Aurora Waiver (Download Here)
  • Informed Consent Agreement (Download Here)

Applications will be accepted between October 3, 2023 and December 15, 2023.  All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by December 15, 2023.

Q.7. Are any fees required to take this course?

A.7. Due to the generous contributions of Aurora Crossfit Central, Central York Girls Hockey Association, Jennifer Di Paolo Reality Team, Key Advantage Team and Jumpstart, all fees will be covered for the participants to ensure financial barriers are not limiting our youth from experiencing this education opportunity.  No fees are required from participants.

Q.8. How will I receive my report card confirming my credit?

A.8. Once you have completed all course requirements, a report card will be issued and emailed or mailed to both you and your home school.  Your home school will add your credit to your transcript.

Q.9. What if I am applying to university for September 2024?  How will OUAC receive my grade?

A.9. If you are applying to university through OUAC, you can edit your Schools Section in your OUAC application and add ASK Online Canada as an education institution at which you are studying.  Once you do this, ASK Online Canada can upload your mid-term and final grades for your OUAC application.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Q.10. If I have completed other National Coaching Certification Program courses, do I need to complete the Fundamental Movement Skills certification?

A.10. Yes. All students must complete the Fundamental Movement Skills certification to satisfy course requirements and complete the course.

Q.11. If I have completed other HIGH FIVE certifications, do I need to complete the HIGH FIVE Sport certification?

A.11. Yes. All students must complete the HIGH FIVE Sport certification to satisfy course requirements and complete the course.

Q.12. If I have completed any of the certifications previously (e.g., Fundamental Movement Skills, HIGH FIVE Sport, Emergency First Aid-within 3 years), do I need to take them again?

A.12. No. If the certification has been completed and up to date, students are not required to take the certification again. A copy of the up-to-date certification must be submitted to the ASK Online Canada with your initial registration documents.

Q.13. I am not available on the dates that the course is offered; will this opportunity be available again?

A.13. Yes. The Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership course will be delivered again in the future, contact [email protected] to be put on a distribution list when registration opens for more courses.

Q.14. I am not a female but interested in taking this course, will there be an opportunity in the future?

A.14. Yes. Please contact [email protected] to share your interest.  Based on the expressions of interest, there will most likely be opportunities in the future for additional high school students to take the course.

Thank you for your interest in this program. 

If you have further questions, you may contact:
Sheileen Krone, Principal – ASK Online Canada
Telephone: 416-735-5547
[email protected]

Hailey Jones
Town of Aurora Sport & Community Development Specialist
[email protected]

Or visit  https://www.aurora.ca/en/recreation-arts-and-culture/leadership-course.aspx

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: https://askonlinecanada.ca/plf4m/

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