Jennifer Ferris

About Jennifer Ferris

Jennifer is the Managing Director of the Ontario Curling Council.

Next Gen Program Application Period Now Open

  The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its membership, CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) are committed to the growth and development of competitive athletes with the intent of putting Ontario and Northern Ontario athletes on national and international podiums for years to come. The OCC has revamped its Next Gen Program for the 2018-2019 season.   Within the province of Ontario – there will be three (3) “Tiers” of programming: Tier 1:  Next Gen “OnTrack” – Supported by the Ontario High Performance...

OCC Seeks Applications for Independent Councillor (Board) Position

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is the Provincial Sport Organization for amateur curling in Ontario.  The OCC works collaboratively with its members CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association to deliver programs, services and competitions for recreational and competitive curlers throughout the province. The Ontario Curling Council (Board of Directors) is seeking nominations for one Independent Councillor Position, for a three year term.  The position available, is for the role of Secretary/Treasurer, therefore the nominees must have a financial background with...

New Funding Opportunity for Clubs to meet Accessibility Requirements

The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations interested in receiving contribution funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects. Funding will support the construction, renovation and retrofit of accessible facilities or venues in Canadian communities that offer or plan to offer programs and/or services that focus on a holistic approaching in addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with disabilities. Notes: Funded projects are expected to begin in early 2019. Eligible organizations may submit...

Club Opportunity: Social Media Audit

It's 2018 and lets face it we all have a pretty good understanding of web presence and social media and how it works right?  We know the value of having a great website and we are completely set up on multiple social media platforms aren't we?  Does your curling club have a great Web and Social Media presence?  If the answer is NO and you want to learn more about leveraging Social Media Resources and even have a Social Media and Web Audit done on your...

Registration is now Open for Curling Canada – U15 Challenge Cups – EASTER WEEKEND

Curling Canada is launching a new "Regional Competition" being piloted by the Ontario Curling Council in 2018.  We've been working really hard to get this event "off the ground" in several locations around the province and we're now ready to accept registrations. We will host 3 U15 Challenge Cups on EASTER WEEKEND (March 30-31, 2018) - in St. Catharines, Barrie and Ottawa. This event is intended for U15 curlers of any skill level.  Teams can be of any gender formation (i.e. all...