Triathlon Ontario Core Values
- Integrity: We treat our stakeholders with fairness and respect.
- Supportive and Learning Culture: We create an environment for athletes, coaches, officials, and partners to grow and achieve excellence.
- Relationships: We foster enjoyable relationships and safe, positive experiences.
- Sport4Life: We are committed to upholding the principles of Canadian Sport for Life.
Provide leadership and governance to develop and grow multisport in Ontario as well as deliver a safe and fair environment for participation.
We are a progressive organization achieving excellence while providing leadership and value to our members and partners.
Executive Director Phil Dale [email protected]
Program Manager Mike Mahoney [email protected]
Administrator Lynn Miller [email protected]
Digital Media Specialist [email protected]
Provincial Development Coach Greg Kealey [email protected]
Assistant PD Coach Gabbi Whitlock [email protected]
Assistant PD Coach Sophie Hotchkiss [email protected]
2023-24 Board of Directors
Julia completed her first two Ironman races in 2018, finishing on the podium in both races and qualifying for the 2019 Ironman World Championships. She began racing triathlon in 2016 after a decade of running marathons, highlighted by crossing the 2010 and 2018 Boston marathon finish lines with her dad. A lifelong team sport athlete and coach, Julia loves racing and training with her NRGPT teammates in Canada and abroad. Julia is a partner at a civil litigation boutique in Toronto.
Kevin has been a 6 Time Age Group National Team Member for Triathlons and Duathlons, and a participant in Adventure Racing, Lifesaving Sport, Pickleball and Ultimate. He maintains NCCP Coaching qualifications in Triathlon and Ultimate, is a Lifesaving Sport Coach Trainer, a longtime high school Cross-Country Running, Swimming. and Ultimate coach, and recently started as the school coach of the culinary club. Kevin is also a National Triathlon Official, Level 5 Master Swim Canada Official, Canadian Lifesaving Sport Official, and has officiated at Continental Cups, World Cups, World Triathlon Series Races, World Triathlon Championships, and Canada Summer Games. Kevin has been convener of Provincial High School (OFSAA) Swimming Championships, OFSAA Ultimate Championships, and OFSAA Boys Golf Championships. Kevin is currently a school Principal.
Mike Coll has held various roles at General Motors over 23 years, in both union and management. He has participated in numerous marathon, triathlon, rollerblade, and XC skiing competitions. He has coached both soccer organized and participated in a fundraiser, running 462 km to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital. Mike has served on various boards and executives, starting with a stint as Treasurer for Scarborough United Soccer at age 21. Mike is currently an industrial firefighter.
Mr. Grootveld brings experience as a former high-performance athlete, a former high-performance coach (was Head Coach of the Toronto Swim Club for 16 years, coached for Canada at many International competitions and games) and as a high-performance sport administrator (was the Director of Sport Performance and Business Development with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) from 2010-2018).
While in his role as the Director of Sport Performance at the CSIO he helped create, launch and implement a high-performance athlete development program with the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport. The program was the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) and targeted supporting athletes in the pathway, getting ready to take the next step to National Team and International competition. Also, while with the CSIO, he played a leadership role in the design and build of The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre as well as the Milton Velodrome and the Pan Am Athletics Facilities at York University. He is most proud of the legacy planning he contributed to that has made those facilities important community hubs serving all users within a community.
In addition to the two Canada Games that he participated in, he also has attended five Olympics, working in television for the swimming coverage (Barcelona, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and Rio).
Tara has been actively competing in triathlon since 2007. She has competed in four Age Group World Championships and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, as well as a two-time Boston Marathon finisher. Tara started her triathlon coaching certification process in 2010 and successfully completed the NCCP Triathlon Competition Introduction stream in 2016. She is also an NCCP Trained Community Cycling coach. Tara has been a member of the Toronto Triathlon Club since 2007 and sat on their board of directors for four years in various roles before becoming the clubs first Executive Director until 2018. Tara is a full time Nutritionist, Coach and Trainer working with endurance athletes to help them accomplish their goals.
Taylor is a former high-performance triathlete who went through both provincial and national level programs. He has long-standing relationships within the development and high-performance community and plans to embrace these connections to provide a deeper understanding of the concerns athletes and coaches may have. He is currently in Employee Relations at Upper Grand District School Board and Project Management Assistant at St. Joseph’s Home Care. He plans to use his education and experience in strategic planning, policy analysis and development to assist Triathlon Ontario in achieving its strategic objectives.
Winston has been involved in the sport of triathlon for two years. Professionally he is an internationally experienced sports administrator, consultant and researcher. As an athlete, he was part of the NextGen/Development Program with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, has participated in two World Lifesaving Championships and was on the University of Windsor Men Rugby Team. He is an NCCP Trained Learning Facilitator in Triathlon, an NCCP Comp Intro Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach and is an official in figure skating, triathlon and lifesaving sport.
To become a Director, you must be a member in good standing, be at least eighteen (18) years of age and not an undischarged bankrupt.
Meetings of the Board of Directors are held virtually b-monthly, or more often if needed and not open to the general membership.
AGM Minutes 2010, AGM Minutes 2011, AGM Minutes 2013, AGM Minutes 2014, AGM Minutes 2015, AGM Minutes 2016 AGM Minutes 2017, AGM Minutes 2018, AGM Minutes 2019, AGM Minutes 2020, AGM Minutes 2021, AGM Minutes 2022