Office Closure

Please see the notice below. As of November 23rd, the Softball Ontario office will be closed until further notice. Stay safe everyone!

2020 Fall Internship

Administrative Assistant Intern
Fall Student Position
Softball Ontario
Toronto, ON, CANADA

WHO WE ARE:
Softball Ontario is the recognized provincial sport governing body for softball in Ontario. Softball Ontario’s role is to promote and develop the sport of Softball. In 1971, Softball Ontario was created, bringing together the three charter member associations (Ontario Amateur Softball Association, Provincial Women’s Softball Association, Ontario Rural Softball Association) to form one provincial body to work for the betterment of softball in Ontario. In 1992, a fourth member association (Slo-Pitch Ontario Association) joined Softball Ontario to complete the softball picture in Ontario. At present, Softball Ontario is the developmental sector of the sport, by providing various technical programs for the player, coach, umpire and statistician; whereas the four member associations deal with the operational aspects of the sport through regional or zone and provincial championships.

WHAT WE DO:
Our volunteer-based, not for profit association has worked extensively over the years to develop many programs and services to assist players, coaches, league executives, umpires and convenors/directors with their local programs.

Administrative Assistant:
Reporting to the Office Administrator, this individual uses design creativity and hands-on skills to communicate, coordinate and facilitate the creation and maintenance of all Softball Ontario social media content and promotional materials and act as the subject matter expert on both creative and technical social media initiatives in a manner consistent with Softball Ontario’s mission, vision and organizational goals. This individual is also tasked with assisting with the 2020 virtual AGM, developing creative workshops and working alongside our member associations. As well as, providing administration and reporting support.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To design, create and implement social media content
 Communicating creative, conceptual ideas, detailed design and design rational both verbally and visually during brainstorm sessions
 Maintain and update all social media platforms and develop web content and/or graphics as appropriate, deciding how graphics and video will be digitally optimized and presented.
 Work with the Softball Ontario team to develop appropriate content that helps to further the access to information for our members
 Support office administrator and program coordinators
 Provide assistance in preparation for the upcoming season
 Support and promote Softball Ontario, its Mission and Programs.
 Ability to work from September-December, in the office.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
 Strong understanding of best practices for web communication, usability, accessibility and a passion for new digital media
 Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills, project management and coordinating experience
 Ability to establish priorities, multi-task, prioritize time-sensitive issues and meet tight deadlines
 Advanced knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms
 Helpful, polite, friendly and energetic with an ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel within the organization
 High level of initiative and common sense with strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
 Ability to exercise discretion, handle sensitive and confidential matters in an appropriate manner
 Good written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
 Ability to work independently and as part of a team
 Occasionally be required to lift objects up to 50lbs
 Knowledge of the sport of softball is a definite asset
 Access to a vehicle is recommended.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, we look forward to hearing from you.
Send a cover letter and a detailed resume to Kayla Carnegie (kcarnegie@softballontario.ca) by September 4, 2020.

 

Job Posting – 2020 – Internship

COVID-19 Update

With the latest information regarding the government of Ontario’s response to COVID-19 and after diligently working with the Ministry for a Return to Play solution, here are the current updates in regards to our Member Associations. Please note that you MUST follow your region/municipality guidelines first and foremost.
ORSA has cancelled the entirety of their 2020 season.
PWSA has just announced the cancellation of their Provincial Championships and are now working with teams to allow them to play exhibition games in “pods”.
OASA is in discussions with their teams on how to proceed for the remainder of the season. Further details will be provided later this week.
SPOA has cancelled their Super Series Events and all Provincial Championships for the 2020 season. Focus will be on local leagues and tournament that are interested in playing some fall ball under the current provincial COVID-19 guidelines.
Softball Ontario is in support of all of their Member Associations and we want to thank them for all of their hard work thus far. We thank everyone for their understanding and support as we navigate through this very tough and challenging time for all.

COVID-19 Update

In response to the government of Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency, for the protection of our employees and their loved ones, valued Members, suppliers and those who share our office environment, Softball Ontario will be extending the current suspension of all activities including clinics until July 11, 2020. Softball Ontario will re-evaluate circumstances based on a two week time period. Email messages will continued to be monitored and we will endeavor to provide support to our Members as best we can in the weeks to come.
We thank everyone for their understanding and support as we navigate through this very tough and challenging time for all.

Yours in Softball,
Board of Directors and the Staff of Softball Ontario

COVID-19 Update

In response to the government of Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency, for the protection of our employees and their loved ones, valued Members, suppliers and those who share our office environment, Softball Ontario will be extending the current suspension of all activities including clinics until June 30, 2020. Softball Ontario will re-evaluate circumstances based on a two week time period. Email messages will continued to be monitored and we will endeavor to provide support to our Members as best we can in the weeks to come.
We thank everyone for their understanding and support as we navigate through this very tough and challenging time for all.

Yours in Softball,
Board of Directors and the Staff of Softball Ontario

COVID-19 Update

In response to the government of Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency, for the protection of our employees and their loved ones, valued Members, suppliers and those who share our office environment, Softball Ontario will be extending the current suspension of office operations and all activities including clinics until June 14, 2020. Softball Ontario will re-evaluate circumstances based on a two week time period. Email messages will continue to be monitored and we will endeavor to provide support to our Members as best we can in the weeks to come.
We thank everyone for their understanding and support as we navigate through this very tough and challenging time for all.

Yours in Softball,
Board of Directors and the Staff of Softball Ontario

NEW 2020 Prorated Umpire Package

To: All Umpires
Re: Umpire Registration
Date: May 29,2020

 

As we are all going through some challenging times, we have been working with Softball Ontario with respect to a prorated membership fee as this seems to be a question that is coming up on a daily basis. Our focus in discussions was recruitment and retention at the grass roots levels as well as giving our existing committed umpires a fair registration package. We feel this package does address these issues. If you have any questions on the above information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of us.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Respectfully,
Steve Camus                           scamus@cogeco.ca
John Snook                             fastballumpire@hotmail.com    

**Note Junior and Intermediate Umpires: The fee for 2020 will be $30. Please stay tuned for more information for the next two years to come.

Softball Canada Cancels 2020 Canadian Championships

Please see the statement below from Softball Canada in regards to cancelling all 2020 Canadian Championships:

Ottawa, Ont. – After carefully considering all factors at play, Softball Canada’s Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel all of its Canadian Fast Pitch and Slo-Pitch Championships for the 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of ten Canadian Championships were scheduled to be held in six different provinces between late July and early September.

“Our decision to cancel the 2020 Canadian Championships was an extremely difficult one, however we are confident it is the right call designed to protect the health and wellbeing of our member athletes, coaches, umpires and volunteers” stated Softball Canada President Scott Neiles. “We remain extremely hopeful that the 2020 softball season will be able to be played at the local level in many areas of the country.”

Softball Canada continues to recommend the suspension of all softball activities in Canada until May 31, 2020. As of June 1, 2020, with the divergent Provincial/Territorial AND Local phases of re-opening facilities and sport, Softball Canada advises members to follow the guidelines established by their local Provincial/Territorial Softball Associations. Their decisions are informed by their respective Provincial/ Territorial Governments and Health Care authorities and recognize different regional conditions and approaches.

COVID-19 Update

In response to the government of Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency, for the protection of our employees and their loved ones, valued Members, suppliers and those who share our office environment, Softball Ontario will be extending the current suspension of office operations and all activities including clinics until June 2, 2020. Softball Ontario will re-evaluate circumstances based on a two week time period. Email messages will continue to be monitored and we will endeavor to provide support to our Members as best we can in the weeks to come.
We thank everyone for their understanding and support as we navigate through this very tough and challenging time for all.

Yours in Softball,
Board of Directors and the Staff of Softball Ontario

COVID-19 Update

In response to the government of Ontario’s declaration of a state of emergency, for the protection of our employees and their loved ones, valued Members, suppliers and those who share our office environment, Softball Ontario will be extending the current suspension of office operations and all activities including clinics until May 18, 2020. Softball Ontario will re-evaluate circumstances based on a two week time period. Email messages will continue to be monitored and we will endeavor to provide support to our Members as best we can in the weeks to come.
We thank everyone for their understanding and support as we navigate through this very tough and challenging time for all.

Yours in Softball,
Board of Directors and the Staff of Softball Ontario