Funding sources for curling centres
The Ontario Curling Council supports clubs through its member associations, the Ontario Curling Association (CurlON) and Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA). Membership in an associated club of either CurlON or NOCA also means membership with the OCC. Commitment to working together to increase opportunities for Ontarians to curl, supporting programs and services, and improving the strength of Ontario curling clubs through education, programming and expertise is a strategic priority, and the OCC is responsible for province-wide initiatives on behalf of its member associations.
Support for all Ontario clubs
Operational support for curling centres
Safe Sport Program
The Ontario Curling Council provides a variety of Safe Sport resources for member clubs, such as:
- Attestation templates and documentation to help clubs ensure they are compliant with Rowan’s Law
- Education for club managers, coaches, athletes, and parents regarding harassment, discrimination, and athlete maltreatment
- Promotion assets for Safe Sport to assist clubs in adopting safe sport practices throughout their activities.
- Work with curling centres to develop and implement recruitment programs to attract new curlers inclusive of youth, families, and new Canadians to the sport.
- Support member clubs in their efforts to engage curling in their communities through supporting programs, shared benefits, and common messaging.
- Support collaboration amongst clubs to increase the availability of facilities for introductory, recreational, competitive and high performance curling.
Coaching and skill development
The Ontario Curling Council and is member associations provide a variety of learn-to-curl programs and adult clinics to enhance membership experience. In addition the OCC, CurlON, and NOCA provide a range of programs for youth athletes, from Hit-Draw-Tap for younger ages to U15 and U18 development programs and competitions.