Ontario Physical Literacy Summit

Meet the Change Agents Behind #OPLS2020

OPLS is the longest running summit on physical literacy in the world.  The OPLS  is a Physical Literacy Hamilton collaborative initiative.  The OPLS committee is a collective team of professionals that represent a variety of sectors of the community, including education, recreation, public health, community services, early learners, research, and sport.  The OPLS committee members recognize the value of Physical Literacy and its benefits for people of all ages and abilities and the importance of engagement in physical activities for life.

Amber Aquin

Supervisor of Engagement at HWDSB

Joe Clinton

Primary Program Time Teacher (PPT)

Sonia Macaluso

RECE at HWCDSB and current co-chair

Marianne Vrbanic

Recreation Development Consultant with the City of Hamilton Recreation

John Byl

Canadian Gopher Sport Educational Consultant

Duane Dahl

Boys and Girls Club

John Madalena

Equal Opportunities Consultant with HWCDSB and current co-chair

Hilary Caldwell

PhD candidate with the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster University

Helen Downey

President at Sport Hamilton, Sport for All, Official Sport Council for the City of Hamilton

Mike Ras

City of Hamilton Recreation

Lynn Campanella

Chief Play Officer at Playocracy Inc. and current co-chair

Caitlyn Gambacort

OPLS Administrative Coordinator

Andrea Topic

Professional Learning Consultant at ASCY

Past Summit Highlights

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