Strategic Plan 2008 - 2012
This is a draft document generated by the Board of Directors of the OFA. This document will be worked on by the members at the AGM before final approval by the Board of Directors
The Ontario Fencing Association promotes nurtures and delivers the sport of fencing within Ontario, ensuring access to all, regardless of gender, race, national origin and social circumstances; aids and guides the balanced development of regional recreational and competitive fencing, and liaisons with regional partners and the Canadian fencing community. The OFA ensures that Ontario fencing follows the Canadian Sport for Life model.
The Ontario Fencing Association (OFA) is committed to the following values:
- Equal accessibility to all
- Promotion of excellence in all contexts
- Safety and the minimization of risk for all participants
- Sportsmanship and fair play
- Responsive service to members
The Ontario Fencing Association is also committed to creating and enhancing:
- Individual technical skill and physical fitness
- Respect for the rules of the game, opponents, officials and all participants
The Ontario Fencing Association promotes the principles of a healthy active lifestyle and physical literacy and strives to honor these principles in all we do.
Fencing means fun and fitness for every age and lifestyle
Long Term Athlete Development Model Implementation
LTAD will impact every facet of Ontario Fencing operations now and in the future. Therefore LTAD implementation will be a priority in every area of our strategic planning.
Provide improved quality programs and services that attract new members to the sport and increase accessibility to under serviced groups.
In 2012 the Ontario Fencing has 10,000 members in Ontario.
Provide fencing programs that focus on healthy active lifestyles for all participants in all age groups
In 2012, the OFA runs programs promoting healthy active lifestyles in all age groups
Optimize human resources in a way that values and promotes development and personal growth
The OFA is governed by an informed and trained board and run by staff and volunteers who’s key skills are utilized and who feel valued and rewarded for their work.
Redesigned fee structure to reflect usage
All fencing participants in Ontario pay a membership fee that is fair and commensurate with the number of services accessed.
Increase the number of trained coaches and officials at the grass roots level
Every coach and official working with participants in Ontario will be trained and certified
Market fencing to members and the general public
Most Ontario residents know about fencing and understand it to be a life long sport that promotes a healthy active lifestyle through quality programming.
Provide opportunities for Ontario coaches to gain national and international experience
At least eight Ontario coaches have significant international experience
Support the creation of opportunities that allow coaches to work full time in the field
Ontario has 12 coaches working full time in the sport of fencing.
Increase Ontario representation on NSO committees and working groups
Ontarians represent 20 % of participants on NSO committees and working groups
Increase interaction with clubs and members
All OFA members know how to find out information and how to contact board members and staff. They feel comfortable voicing opinions and reasonably expect board and staff to address their problems and concerns.
Increase cooperation and interaction with the Canadian Fencing Federation
The OFA and the CFF act together with the same goals, collaborating where possible in an atmosphere of trust and respect.