Jennifer Ferris

About Jennifer Ferris

Jennifer is the Managing Director of the Ontario Curling Council.

OCC announces 2017-2018 Ice Technician Development Workshops

Along with Coach Development, the OCC will assume the responsibility of Ice Technician Development for the 2017-2018 on behalf of its members, the Northern Ontario Curling Association and Curl ON. Three different workshops will be available, Curling Canada's Level 1 and Level 2 Workshop, as well as a NEW and REFRESHED Rink Rat/Facility Operator Assistant Workshop. More workshops may be added, as confirmation from clubs is obtained. Check out our Events Calendar or our Ice Technician's Page. Hosting opportunity - if your club would like...

Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel

  Registrations are now being accepted for Ontario's premier wheelchair competition, the Cathy Kerr International Wheelchair Bonspiel, in Ottawa at the RA Centre, November 24-26, 2017.  We expect multiple national teams looking to gain valuable game time leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Registration is limited to 16 teams.  Teams can curl and enjoy the thrill of the CFL's Grey Cup also being hosted in Ottawa that weekend!     ...

Coach Training Calendar Released – Registration Now Open

For the 2017-2018 Season, the Ontario Curling Council will be assuming responsibility of Coach Training inclusive of National Coach Certification Programming (NCCP) on behalf of our members, Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) and Ontario Curling Association (CurlON).  By moving coach training to one organization, we can more efficiently run programs, keep our Coach Developers current with their training, and ultimately train more coaches through NCCP workshops and Professional Development. We'll be adding more professional development webinars and learning opportunities throughout the...

Next Gen Apprentice Coach Development Opportunity – SHORT DEADLINE

The OCC has just received a grant Coaches Association of Ontario to add three additional apprentice coaches to participate in a Next Gen Camp in Kitchener Waterloo on August 19th and 20th, 2017.  We apologize for the short notice, but still want to take advantage of the grant. This is a Development opportunity for three coaches (minimum one female) to attend the camp, and observe educational sessions, team sessions (on and off ice), and "shadow" national/provincial high performance coaches. The camp will...

Next Gen Elite Teams Selected to participate in Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative Program

For the 2017-2018 Season, the Ontario Curling Council has gained entry as a Tier 3 Sport into the prestigious Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) offered by the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario (CSIO). As a result of programming support through the OHPSI, the OCC is expanding our successful Next Gen Program to include Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles teams, this program will be referred to as the Next Gen Elite Program. About the CSIO Mission                   ...