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Ontarians acknowledge and support athletics as a sport important to individual and community health and fitness.


The objectives of Athletics Ontario are to:

  • Promote physical, emotional and mental well-being;
  • Promote athletics;
  • Support and assist athletes in their development;
  • Develop courses of instruction for/certification of coaches and officials; and
  • Promote and ensure competent delivery of athlete-centre recreational and competitive athletics programs in Ontario through member clubs and athletics communities.


  • Health and fitness through sports and throughout life;
  • Commitment to excellence and the highest standards of performance by athletes at all age levels;
  • Integrity, loyalty, fair play, sportsmanship, honesty, commitment, dedication, patience, mutual respect and cooperation;
  • Inclusiveness, accessibility and affordability in participation;
  • Individual development and measurable achievement encouraged by administrators, coaches, officials and staff committed to Athletics Ontario values;
  • High ethical and moral standards and practices in athletics and the governance of athletics; and
  • Prudent, transparent stewardship that demonstrates value for the investment of fiscal and human resources.

Mission Statement

Athletics Ontario’s organizational mission is to: develop, promote and ensure competent delivery of programs and competitions in athletics for the participant’s enjoyment of the sport produce highly competitive provincial, national and international athletes; and contribute to the health, fitness, social development and well-being of all participants.