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OUA is ELITE – An Open Letter from the OUA

Written by Ontario University Athletics

Photo by Marc Lafleur

Originally posted by the OUA. 

Dear OUA Community, 

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. 

First and foremost, I want to reiterate that Ontario University Athletics is ELITE. 

Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff continue to demonstrate that they are among the best in their sport across the country. Thank you all for your continued support; your passionate and powerful contributions have been instrumental in helping the #OUAisELITE message gain significant traction, but it remains critical that all of our voices do not fall silent now. 

As we continue our ongoing lobbying efforts from the last several months, we are working with our Board of Directors, committees, and members to ensure we are doing all we can to deliver the winter season that our student-athletes deserve. Our intent is to return to train NOW, so that we can resume OUA sport once the government lifts restrictions. Otherwise, our student-athletes will need a training window prior to resuming their OUA sport programming as scheduled. 

We anticipate the need to remain flexible with scheduling to abide by the health and safety guidelines of our respective institutions, PSOs, and regional public health authorities, but we are all committed to providing our student-athletes with a fulsome and elite OUA experience when it is safe to do so. 

To all of our student-athletes, coaches, and fans across the province, we urge you to take action – continue to post on social media in support of the #OUAisELITE social media campaign; sign petitions (change.org) and reach out to your local MPP to express your opinions; and get your communities and networks involved to demonstrate that, when it comes to Ontario University Athletics, We Are ONE and We Are ELITE. 


Gord Grace
President & CEO
Ontario University Athletics