Ontario Curling Council
Provincial Sport Organization
A partnership for the sport of curling in Ontario
The sport of curling in Ontario is delivered by three organizations: the Ontario Curling Council (OCC); the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA); and the Ontario Curling Association (CurlON). While each organization is a separate, not-for-profit corporation, they are all interconnected and work together to govern the sport in Ontario.
The Ontario Curling Council (formerly Curl Ontario), a non-profit organization incorporated in 1981, is the provincial sport organization for the sport of curling in Ontario. Its membership includes the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) and CurlON. The Ontario Curling Council was formed to act in a coordinating role between its member associations when liaising with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI).
Working together with CurlON and NOCA, the OCC is committed to improving athlete performance, increasing opportunities for Ontarians to curl, supporting programs and services, and improving the strength of curling clubs through education, programming and expertise.
Ontario Curling Council
The OCC has two members: The Ontario Curling Association (CurlON) and the Northern Ontario Curling Association.
The OCC is recognized by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Curling Canada (National Sport Organization (NSO)), CurlON, and the NOCA as the official Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for curling in Ontario.
CurlON and NOCA are affiliate members of Curling Canada.
The OCC acts as a liaison between its members and the MTCS and provides province-wide programs and services.
Northern Ontario Curling Association
NOCA is a member association of the OCC and Curling Canada, and is recognized as a sport governing body for northern Ontario.
NOCA provides programs and services to curlers in northern Ontario on behalf of the Ontario Curling Council.
Ontario Curling Association (CurlON)
CurlON is a member of the OCC and Curling Canada, and is recognized as a sport governing body for Southern Ontario.
CurlON provides programs and services to curlers in southern Ontario on behalf of the Ontario Curling Council.
Programs and Services
The OCC, NOCA, and CurlON work closely to deliver programs and services, to execute their common mission of inspiring and energizing Ontarians to be involved in curling. Each organization has an important role to play and are accountable to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (Government of Ontario) for the delivery of safe, quality programming.
Together, the OCC, NOCA and CurlON service approximately 240 clubs, 55,000 recreational and competitive curlers. They sanction and operate nearly 50 provincial curling championships servicing all ages, stages and abilities of the Long Term Curler Development Model.