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TSLP is offered for FREE to any student registered in a TDSB or TCDSB school. Programs may have age and/or technical proficiency requirements. The programs that require students to demonstrate certain skill levels prior to taking certification courses are marked with a symbol.
Benefits of TSLP include:
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This program includes Emergency First Aid and CPR C; High 5 Training and Can-Bike 1. Successful candidates of Can-Bike 1 will be invited to our Spring Can-Bike 2 and Mechanics course. Course will run over 3 Saturdays and 2 Sundays. 100% attendance is mandatory.
The Learn to Skate & Rink Guard in Training
This program consists of two streams. The Learn to Skate program is for beginners and participants who wish to improve their skating abilities. Whereas our Rink Guard in Training program is for individuals who successfully pass our Skate screening. Skates and helmets will be provided to participants who do not have their own, this program is in two districts only. 100% attendance is mandatory. Learn more
Adapted and Integrated Instructor
This program includes Emergency First Aid and CPR C, Fundamental Movement Skills, High 5 Training and City of Toronto training. Interested candidates will take part in a screening. Successful candidates will receive training and expertise in how to work with athletes with intellectual disabilities. There will be opportunities available to volunteer at various City of Toronto Recreational programs. 100% attendance is mandatory.
This program includes a 2 day technical skills training course (16 hours), students must commit to both days. Students will miss one day of school to complete the technical course (schools/teachers are notified). The soccer program also includes Fundamental Movement Skills, Emergency First Aid, CPR C and High Five training. 100% attendance is mandatory. Learn more
This program includes a technical program, Emergency First Aid, CPR C, High Five training and Fundamental Movement Skills certification course. 100% attendance is mandatory. Learn more
This program is supported by Tennis Canada and the Doug Philpott Foundation. Selected students take free lessons from certified instructors through the Doug Philpott program. These lessons occur for 7 weeks during the summer. Students attend a one hour class each day Monday to Friday in July and August. Students who acquire the required level of technical skills continue in the program and attend an instructor school. 100% attendance is mandatory. Learn more
Aquafit Fitness Instructor
This program includes Standard First Aid and CPR C. This course focuses on developing skills in the area of class management, basic water movement, understanding the major muscle groups and the designing of target training sets. Upon successful completion of this course, certified instructors will be qualified to conduct shallow and deep water aqua fitness classes… 100% attendance is mandatory. Learn more
National Lifeguard Service (NLS) course
The National Lifeguard Service (NLS) course is for intermediate and advanced level swimmers. Students must participate in 2 screening assessments and pass a swimming proficiency test to be eligible for the program.
The National Lifeguard Service (NLS) certification is the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada. This course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and decision making in the role of the lifeguard. The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, communication, prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies. Participants are taught advanced lifeguarding skills and demonstrate competency in managing a variety of emergency situations within an aquatic environment. Successful completion of this course will certify the candidate in the only nationally recognized lifeguarding award.
100% attendance in all classes is mandatory to be successful in the program. The dates and time commitments include: Fridays 6:00pm- 10:00pm and Saturdays 9:30am- 6:00pm.
Swim Instructors’ Course
The Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Instructor is supported by the Lifesaving Society. This program will develop knowledge in class management, teaching, evaluation, leadership, communication and administration. Successful completion of this program will qualify candidates to instruct learn to swim lessons and lifesaving programs. Candidates must be 16 years of age, NLS Certified and will be asked to complete a screening assessment.
100% attendance in all classes is mandatory to be successful in the program. The dates and time commitments include: Fridays 6:00pm-10:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am- 8:30pm.
Volunteer positions are available for participating students during March Break for participants in the basketball and soccer programs, and are available as an outlet to fulfill their community hours that are required in order to graduate from high school. Participants can select different community centres where they would like to volunteer. They will be notified where they are accepted.
Benefits of the program include:
The Toronto Sport Leadership Program is a collaborative partnership model that has brought together six organizations for a single goal to offer certification sport based programs to students with the goal of increasing employment opportunities.
TSLP is offered for FREE to any student registered in a TDSB or TCDSB school.
In the first 11 years over 1,900 students have completed the program.