The basis of Cross Country Ontario's activities is our member clubs. The Districts, Cross Country Ontario, and even Cross Country Canada have all been created by the clubs in order to provide some more common focus and resources to our activities, including acting as spokespersons to government.
Cross Country Ontario has some 85 member clubs, ranging in size from 10 to 1,346 members. These offer a wide range of activities and services to their membership, including Youth programs, High Performance programs, Competitive events, Touring and Recreational programs, and Ski Instruction.
Clubs are our grass-roots: clubs recruit members, build, maintain and provide access to trails and deliver our programs. The social aspects of these activities are very important and almost all of our clubs operate largely on a volunteer or cooperative basis.
The menu at left provides information on Clubs, including a data-base of Ontario clubs, and information on how to start a new Club, organize an existing Club, or obtain funding support for club programming and capital improvements.
Through our network of clubs, Cross Country Ontario is also moving to strengthen our involvements in promotion of school skiing and of skiing for people with disabilities.
(Those interested in the finer details of club administration should also consult the Admin page)
Infrastructure Ontario's Loan Program
Infrastructure Ontario's Loan Program was recently expanded to include community health and social services hubs across Ontario. With a convenient online application, no additional fees and flexible terms (up to 25 years), our loans provide affordable access to the capital markets for those who are otherwise unable. More Information
The CCO Board of Directors would like to remind all Clubs that they should ensure that all coaches involved with High Performance club athletes and youth program participants sign the CCO Coaches Code of Ethics.
Clubs should ensure that the signed document be keep on file and signed at a minimum of every second year.
CCO Coaches Code of Ethics
Please note that coaches who have recently completed the Introduction to Community Coaching and Community Coaching sign the CCC Coaches Code of Conduct as a requirement of the course.
The two documents are similar but there are some important differences. The CCO Code of Ethics includes guidelines for traveling with athletes and Complaint Resolution and Procedures to name a few.
CCC Coaches Code of Conduct
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