Officiating in Sports

An informative article by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) on the factors, solutions, and key roles of various stakeholders in officiating. The discussion deals with several issues (incl. abuse) that officiating is facing and proposes some ways on moving forward.

To read the full article please visit the SIRC blog or follow the link shared here: “They’re not yelling at you. They’re yelling at your shirt”: Canadian sport system faces officiating crisis l SIRC l SIRCuit

FREE Mindful Moments Program for Youth (13-24)

The goal of the Mindful Moments program for youth (13-24) living in the Waterloo Region is to disrupt inequities in well-being by providing accessible opportunities for youth living with TBI.

The program will be offered bi-weekly, following the same format as the national program. Programs are FREE to attend, and all materials are provided to participants.  

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The KW Sports Council Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 7:30 P.M. online.

Anyone who is interested in our mandate (and meets the qualifications of a member per the Bylaw) is welcome to attend, to become an active member, and to be elected to serve on the Board of Directors or to volunteer in other capacities.

We will be seeking individuals for the positions of secretary and technical support volunteer.

Those interested in attending and/or volunteering, RSVP your presence and/or volunteer interest to This will allow the meeting coordinator to send an invitation to join the online meeting. It will also allow the President to contact you about volunteering.

Sport Mediation

The KW Sports Council partnered with Community Justice Initiatives in 2001 to create the Sport Mediation and  Reconciliation Team (SMART).

This was done in response to needs expressed by sports clubs about resolving sport-related disputes in a confidential, safe, and positive setting.

“Due to the competitive nature of sports, arguments can easily escalate out of control. CJI helps to diffuse negative situations involving players, parents, coaches, sports administrators, officials, and other stakeholders so that they collaborate on a productive resolution.”

Community Justice Initiatives provides trained, volunteer mediators to help deal with sports conflicts and provides training to prevent sport-related disputes from escalating.

It’s an opportunity for leagues to reduce anger and for parents to be directly involved in resolving disputes.

For more information please contact

Jason Spencer,  Mediation Program Coordinator     Phone:519-744-6549 x 120

Community Justice Initiatives.

Keep Your Head Up Foundation

Participation in sport can lead to injuries. Keep Your Head Up Foundation was created by two young women, Allie and Felicia with experiences of sport-related concussions to support traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovery through community-based education and support. To learn more please visit Keep Your Head Up.

Back on Track: Women in Sport Webinar

Please note this exciting upcoming webinar taking place on April 13, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The panelists include Amanda Woodcroft from Field Hockey Canada; Crystal Shadd from Conestoga College; Tamara Grahovac from the University of Pennsylvania, and Marty Deacon from the Senate of Canada.

Registration is free, donations are welcome.

For more information and to register visit KidSport.