SPC Ontario

Keep your eyes peeled for monthly e-blasts hitting your inbox the first week of every month. Have an event you want to share with provincial members? Send us an email before the 25th of the month to have it included in the next e-blast!


Student Merit Award

This was developed to encourage and reward our student members for their participation in sport throughout the province. The goal is to help you establish a foundation in this division and reward you for your contributions to the profession and sport, which will in turn encourage you to continue on as members and proceed through the credentialing process following graduation.

Deadline: June 30th, 2018 11:59 pm EDT
ALL applicants will be issued FREE membership for the following calendar year. Top recipient will receive a prize worth $250.

Click this link to access the PDF with full application details!

New Instagram Account
Love to Insta? Your SPC Ontario team has a brand new account to help share our sport physiotherapy stories.
Use our hashtags #sportphysio and #sportphysioatwork
Don’t forget to follow us @spcontario

Events – Save the date!

  • CASEM’s Annual Symposium – Halifax 2018: An Ocean of Sports Medicine Pearls (Link to event page)
  • IFSPT’s Third World Congress for Sports Physical Therapy. Join us in Vancouver in October 2019! (Link to SPC 2019)


The Classifieds

Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – Soccer in Ottawa

West Ottawa and Ottawa South United are looking for therapists to share games over the summer months.

Most games are held on weekends at either Wesley Clover Field or George Nelms field. Therapists are expected to be at the field 1 hour before kick-off. They must be trained in taping and bring 2 bags of ice; all other materials will be covered.
A monthly schedule is sent out and therapists can send in their availability for which game they are able to cover.

Pay: $20/hour
All interested can contact Erik at ebergdc@gmail.com


Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – YPO Olympic testing

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is looking for First Responders for the Young Presidents Organization Olympic testing event.

Date: April 27th, 2018

Location: Canadian Sport Institute Ontario/ Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre (975 Morningside Ave, Toronto)


Compensation: $20 per hour

Contact Information: Olivia Vandenberg, oliviavandenberg@csiontario.ca 


Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – Rhythmic Gymnastics in Markham

International rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Markham Pan Am Centre from Apr 26 to Sun Apr 29.

Thurs 4-8
Fri: 8-12:30, 12-4:30, 4-8:30
Sat: 8-12:30, 12-4:30, 4-8:30
Sun: 8-12:30, 12-4:30, 4-8:30
Shifts are 4 hours (with a 30 min food break)

Supplies and a small food stipend will be provided.
Sport First Responder is a requirement!
Students are also welcome to observe/assist.

Please contact Raj Suppiah if interested at raj@foundationphysio.com


Sport Physiotherapy Opportunity – Badminton in Markham

Be part of the largest, international badminton event in Canada!

The World Junior Badminton Championships will b e held at theMarkham Pan Am Centre from November 5-18, 2018.

If interested, complete a Medical Volunteer Application form found at wjc2018.ca/index.php/community/volunteer

For more information CLICK THIS LINK or visit www.wjc2018.ca


The Wayne Embry Fellowship

The Wayne Embry Fellowship provides one Canadian the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in a professional basketball operations environment.

The fellowship consists of rotations to provide growth of knowledge and experience in all facets of an NBA basketball team. These include: coaching, scouting, team services, player development, medical, financial, equipment, travel and G-League. Each rotation will include a mentor and specific responsibilities in order to learn the role that each department plays within an NBA organization.

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply!


Upcoming Courses

Further information regarding SPC courses, please visit our website

First Responder for Sport & Healthcare Professionals

This is a 3-day lecture and practical course (first 2 days for those requiring recertification only) that meets the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Sport Physiotherapy Canada for First Responder Certification.


When: June 22-24, 2018
Where: University of Toronto, Rehabilitation Sciences Building  (map)

Pricing and registration: Registration

The Sport Physio Toolkit

We are pleased to offer you easy links to websites you may find useful for sport physiotherapy and field coverage!

Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (CCES): The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA): The World Anti-Doping Agency’s mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.

Global DRO: The Global Drug Reference Online provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

SPC Membership Perks

Your SPC membership comes with a ton of perks! Click here to see all of them.
SPC Ontario is proud of our partnership with Kinemedics. Here are the benefits to all SPC members:
    • Order a fully stocked sling bag for only $199.95 (Only $149.99 with your 25% initial order discount!)
      • 25% off initial order (for new clients only)
      • 15% discount on all subsequent orders
      • Free shipping on all orders over $200
      • Receive a free SPC Member t-shirt when you order your fully stocked sling bag!
    • To order your sling bag, email Kinemedics at orders@kinemedics.com


Meet Your Executive Committee



Heather Clegg


Mark Packwood


Heather Dart

Education Coordinator

Standardized & Selective Courses: Glenn Wark & Julia Hochstein

Marketing and Communication Co-Coordinators

Geneviève Renaud, Kayla NG & Robert Manka

Membership Development  & Brand Ambassadors

Siobhan Karam & Giacomo Silvestry

Research Coordinators

Kirsten Lemmon & Jovana Smoljanic

Special Projects and Events Coordinators

Courtney Lacey & Craig Dixon

Student Liaison

Anik Sarkar


Student Reps

    University of Ottawa: Lynn Leger (Yr 2), Gabrielle Anne Cormier (Yr 1)

    Queen’s University: Kendyl Wilson (Yr 2), Nicole Carnevale (Yr 1)

    University of Toronto: Andrea Burley (Yr 2), Natasha Lohues (Yr 1)

    McMaster University: Emma Lis (Yr 2), Will Jeaurond (Yr 1)

    Western University: Aleksandar Kravic (Yr 2), Jordan Stapleford (Yr 1)


Contact Us:

Have a question or a great idea for your executive? Would you like to be more involved in SPC but are not sure where to start?

Send us an email at ontario@sportphysio.ca


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