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Partners in Development

Canada Basketball is the national sport governing body for basketball. Ontario Basketball (OBA) and Canada Basketball strive to provide pathways to better develop coaches and athletes for national and international competition.

OBA is proud to be partners with the Toronto Raptors. The growth and popularity of basketball in the province of Ontario has been significantly enhanced by the presence of the Raptors.

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is the provincial voice for interuniversity sport. As a recognized leader and contributor, OUA and Ontario Basketball work together to develop the sport through grassroots and community-based initiatives.

The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) is a recognized leader in intercollegiate athletics dedicated to student athlete and sport development. OCAA and Ontario Basketball collaborate to develop the sport through grassroots and community-based initiatives.

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. The Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity across the country.

The Coaching Association of Ontario (CAO) is an independent, non-profit organization providing representation and recognition for coaches in a variety of contexts. The CAO provides guidance, initiatives and funding opportunities to enrich the development of OBA coaches.

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is a multi-sport organization, dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. OBA and the AAU work in partnership to provide quality development and exposure opportunities for athletes in Ontario.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. NBA Canada represents the interest of the Canadian market and works with Ontario Basketball in strategic means to grow the sport in Ontario.

The mission of the Ontario Association of Basketball Officials (OABO) is to organize, unite, and educate all basketball officials in the Province of Ontario. As an integral part of the sport, OABO and Ontario Basketball work together to develop basketball across the province.

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