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About OVA

History

Since 1929, the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) has been at the forefront of promoting, educating and ensuring the quality of the sport of volleyball in Ontario. As the official governing body for volleyball in the province, we are involved in every facet of the sport by offering programs at all levels for both indoor and beach volleyball. Over the years the game and sporting world has evolved and so too have the programs and services we offer, strongly reflecting our belief in “Volleyball for Life.”

Today more than ever, volleyball is truly a sport available to all Ontarians. From introducing children to volleyball through the grassroots SPIKES ® program to our high performance athletes on Team Ontario; to certifying coaches and officials; from competitions to educating the community on sitting volleyball; the OVA is committed to promoting and growing the sport throughout Ontario.

OVA programs and events are funded and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Sport, membership and user fees, municipalities, corporate partners, and fund raising activities.

Our Mission

The OVA is an athlete-centred association where dedicated volunteers and professional staff provide leadership in the growth and development of volleyball for all Ontarians.

Our Vision

The OVA is a leading sport organization in Canada.

Our Organizational Values 

ACCOUNTABLE: by acting in a fiscally responsible and transparent manner with OVA funds, governance and operations promoting practices that contribute to safe sporting environments.

EXCELLENCE: by designing and delivering the best possible programs and services for all OVA stakeholders.

COLLABORATIVE: by respectfully working in partnership with key stakeholders locally, provincially and nationally including government, funding partners, clubs, national organizations, para organizations, volunteers, athletes, families, coaches, administrators, officials, service providers, sponsors through ongoing feedback and input from stakeholders.

INTENTIONAL: by developing programs that are based on clear strategic objectives in order to achieve high quality meaningful and relevant desired outcomes.

SUSTAINABLE: by building organizational capacity, partnerships, innovative funding, sharing and economizing of resources to achieve the strategic objectives and sport mandate.

INTEGRITY & RESPECT: by interacting with all our stakeholders by fostering trust in all our relationships as consistently demonstrated by our actions and promoting inclusivity for all Ontarians in fair manner.