Allow the athletes of the OCAA to participate in varsity sports

Allow the athletes of the OCAA to participate in varsity sports

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Joe Bobson started this petition to The Ontario College Athletics Association

Sign this petition if you are an OCAA athlete, and you would participate in Varsity sports if they were reinstated for the 2020-2021 season. 

The OCAA announced on October 15th that they made the executive decision to cancel all varsity sports with no notice or regard for those impacted by this decision.

Varsity athletes were given no prior updates and enrolled in schools because they were told Varsity sports were on. Full years of tuition and rent payments for colleges were made by athletes based on the assumption that they would be participating in their sport. The decision by the OCAA to wait until a month and a half into the school year to announce a decision that was most likely already made months prior, costed athletes time, money, and for some their livelihood.

The 8000+ student athletes in the OCAA have lost an estimated $19,200,000 in tuition alone. The notion that the OCAA's decision to cancel Varsity sports was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic makes their decision to wait until the 15th of October to cancel the season very problematic. COVID-19 has been prevalent in Ontario since March so there is no excuse for them to have waited until the last minute to make this drastic decision.

In Conclusion, We think the OCAA should bring back Varsity sports for the 2020-2021 season. It is not too late to fix this issue. There are many other leagues playing sports such including the NCAA. The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference is still trying to put a season together for varsity athletes and we feel the effort by the OCAA to have a season has been extremely disappointing.

Sign this petition if you are an OCAA athlete, and you would participate in Varsity sports if they were reinstated for the 2020-2021 season. 

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