Ontario Water Polo

The Ontario Water Polo Association Incorporated (O.W.P.) was formed in 1967 and incorporated in 1976. Ontario Water Polo is the non-profit governing body for the sport of water polo in Ontario and is a member of Water Polo Canada, the national association.
In 2006 Ontario Water Polo decided that O.W.P reflected our belief that Water Polo in Ontario was more important then the actual Association of Ontario Water Polo. This subtle but important change has been reflected in our New logo and slogan 'GAME ON'.

OWP’s Vision for Water Polo in 2015

Water Polo is a high profile sport offering participants a lifelong experience and supported by a thriving network of professional coaches, officials and leaders pursuing excellence and broad-based participation

OWP Mission Statement

OWP will provide leadership and support to a network of competitive and recreational clubs and programs in Ontario with our partners, in order to:

    1. Promote the interests of, and participation in, Water Polo in Ontario.
    2. Promote fun, fitness, sportsmanship, and teamwork for players of all ages and ability, coaches, officials and volunteers.
    3. Develop teams that can compete and win at National Championships.
    4. Develop world class athletes, coaches and officials.

    5. OWP Strategic Directions
      1. Lead the recruitment and training of New and Existing coaches and officials and to develop programs designed to enhance their professional qualifications.
      2. Stimulate the development of new water polo clubs and programs.
      3. Improve OWP’s sustainability by diversifying and expanding revenue sources and by supporting the growth and development of the OWP
      4. Support the growth and development of existing OWP member clubs and affiliate programs.
      5. Promote the interest of, and interest in, water polo in Ontario.
      6. Develop High Performance Athletes and Provincial Teams.


        OWP KEY ELEMENTS

      Strategic Direction 1Lead the recruitment and training of New and Existing coaches and officials and to develop programs designed to enhance their professional qualifications.

      1. Increase the efforts in the recruitment of coaches by targeting specific groups.

      2. Increase the efforts in the recruitment of Officials by targeting specific groups

      3. Expand and improve the number of training opportunities for water polo coaches in Ontario

      4. Expand the training of water polo officials in Ontario and encourage retention of officials

      5. Expand programs that will enhance the knowledge, skills and professional qualifications of existing coaches

      6. Introduce opportunities that will enhance the knowledge and skills of our existing officials

      Strategic Direction 2: Stimulate the development of new water polo clubs and programs.

      7. Encourage the demand for water polo across the province

      8. The OWPA will support the development of new clubs

      9. Support, Promote and encourage growth in NEW high school ph.ed programs and leagues

      10. Support, Promote and encourage New water polo programs with municipal agencies

      11. Encourage and promote new water polo programs in Ontario Universities

      12. Promote and Support clubs and affiliates programs in the North

      Strategic Direction 3: Improve OWP’s sustainability by diversifying and expanding revenue sources and by supporting the growth and development of the OWPA

      13. To Establish the OWP 2010 Strategic plan and formulate an operational response to achieve desired outcomes.

      14. Optimized the roles and responsibilities for OWP board, staff and committees

      15. Diversify OWP non-fee revenue sources

      16. Increased the value of OWP services to member clubs and affiliate programs

      17. Expand the owpa volunteer capacity in water polo across Ontario

      18. Improve and implement better tracking and data collection procedures

      19. Increase total participation in Water Polo in Ontario

      Strategic Direction 4: Support the growth and development of existing OWP member clubs and affiliate programs.

      20. For the OWP to provide better operational and registration support to all member clubs

      21. Enhance the planning and operation of club events

      22. For the OWP to provide kits and services to all member clubs

      23. Provide tools to increase volunteer capacity, leadership and sustainability of member clubs

      24. Communicate more effectively with member clubs and affiliates programs

      25. Increase competition opportunities for member clubs

      26. Proactively encourage the growth and development of the OUA league

      27. Proactively encourage the growth and development of Parks and Rec programs

      28. Proactively encourage the growth and development water polo in existing high school leagues

      Strategic Direction 5: Promote the interest of, and interest in, water polo in Ontario.

      29. Develop a media Strategy

      30. Develop a promotional strategy to enhance community awareness

      31. Improve the OWP Website

      32. Establish partnerships with other aquatic sports.

      33. Strive to ensure the Ontario Water Polo plays a vital role in Water Polo across Canada

      34. Expand and strengthen our relationship with all funding partners

      35. Work with sport partners to shape public policy as it relates to sport.

      Strategic Direction 6: Develop High Performance Athletes and Provincial Teams.

      36. Increase the fitness and strength of athletes on the provincial teams

      37. Create and implement regularly scheduled enhanced training opportunities for I.D. athletes

      38. Provide Provincial team athletes more opportunities to play international games

      39. Improve operations and increase the total amount of paid staff hours

      40. Promote, influence and celebrate a higher level of fitness and training for club athletes

      41. Increase the amount of the competitive opportunities