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Athletes' Council

Athletes' Council

The overall role of the Athletes’ Council is to give a voice to those impacted the most by OVA programming. This Council will collaborate and give feedback to better support the growth of volleyball in Ontario.

By drawing on Council members’ experiences, the Council will create objectives and action items that align with the OVA’s strategic plan. The Council will also give opportunities for members to engage in personal development and leadership opportunities.

The OVA recognizes that there are many diverse communities in Ontario. The Athletes’ Council will therefore work with the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advisory Committee to support the athletes’ needs to safely participate in our sport.

The Council will:

  • act as an advisory body to the OVA Board of Directors and OVA management.
  • ensure that the Board and OVA management are receiving and implementing athlete feedback and ideas;
  • ensure effective sharing of information.

The OVA Athletes' Council has put together some links and resources to help OVA athletes in the following areas:

  • Performance
  • Mindset
  • Nutrition
  • Injury Prevention and Recovery
  • Safe Sport

For more resources directly from the CSIO visit: 

List of Athlete Council members:

Aidan Schwarz
Amanda Harnett
Ashley Wu
Asia Lucas
Caleb Bosveld
Cameron Knifton
Caroline Dubrovsky
Catherine Emer
Chelsea Chew
Christopher Tautrims
Cooper Jones
David Kiswa
Delaney Watson
Esther Han
Heidi Yang
Isabella Melchiorre
Izaak Zabjek
Jaylyn Warren
Jessica Andrews
Julia Marks
Kaiya Nesti
Mackenzie Carriere
Makenna Gillick
Matthew McCarvell
Naiyah Reece
Nasif Chowdhury
Olivia Alton
Owen Law
Paxton Ruel
Rennick Koskela
Sarah Clarke
Sophia Collazos
Tori Welch
Zhifan Ye

Council Chair
Victoria Altomare

OVA Staff
Oklend Llakaj

Regional Contacts


Region 1
Kaiya Nesti | Zhifan Ye
Region 2
Region 3
Caleb Bosveld | Cooper Jones | Delaney Watson
Region 4
Region 5
Caroline Dubrovski | Matthew McCarvell | Isabella Melchiorre​​​​​​​
Region 6
Sarah Clarke