Supporting Mental & Emotional Health – Upcoming Webinars

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of Canadians believe organized sports and group physical activity will be important in helping society rebuild and recover from the pandemic

CAO and Hydro One are excited to present these new opportunities through our continued Safe Sport 101 partnership. This will bring a series of free upcoming webinars focused on safety in sport. Together we are helping to build a culture of safety both physically and emotionally for coaches and participants across Ontario.

November 10, 2021 - Disordered Eating in Athletes: What You Need to Know

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 7:00pm EST
Cost: FREE

Webinar Description: 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, among female high school athletes in aesthetic sports, 41.5 percent reported disordered eating. A study on female Division II college athletes showed that 25 percent had disordered eating, and the numbers were similar for their male counterparts. As a coach of young participants, these statistics can be eye-opening, as disordered eating is subtle and not the same thing as an eating disorder. This webinar will provide the knowledge to help you, your participants and parents navigate the sometimes tricky world of eating to fuel performance while developing a healthy relationship with food.

Participants receive 1 NCCP PD Point

Meet the Speaker:

Danelle Kabush is a registered clinical counsellor and mental performance consultant. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology and an MA in Sport Psychology from The University of Ottawa, as well as BSc in Psychology and a BA in French from the University of Washington.  For her doctorate, Danelle looked at how coaches and athletes communicate about training in endurance sport and how communication styles are linked to athletes’ self-determined motivation. 

On top of a small private counselling practice, Danelle has spent the last 15 years working as mental performance consultant through the Canadian Sport Institute. Danelle has worked with many different winter and summer sports as a key member of an integrated support team. Working at the national team level with the sports of Biathlon, Cross-Country, Short and Long Track speed skating, Para/Road Cycling, Paralympic Goal Ball, Mountain Biking, Rowing, and Athletics, Danelle has traveled to multiple national and international competitions as the mental performance consultant, as well as provided mental health/mental skills training and countless workshops to a diverse number of athletes, coaches, and staff in their preparation for major competitions such as World Championships and Olympic Games.

How to Register?

COVID-19's Effect on Youth Mental & Emotional Health: Where do we go from Here?

Date: October 13, 2021 – POSTPONED UNTIL November 28, 2021
Time: 7:00pm EST
Cost: FREE

Webinar Description: 

The past 18 months of sport, school and extracurricular suspensions and modifications have had a profound impact on Ontario children and youth. The latest findings in the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) ongoing COVID-19 mental health study indicates the heightened levels of depression and anxiety among children and youth seen at the start of the pandemic has remained consistent. This webinar will examine new mental health challenges children and youth are experiencing and share the impact these challenges have on the body, brain and overall behaviour of our participants as we slowly return to sport.

Participants receive 1 NCCP PD Point

How to Register?

Registration will open by the end of October 2021. 

December 2021 - Healthy Connections & Conversations: Coach-Athlete Relationship

Date: December 2021 – Date TBC
Time: TBC
Cost: FREE