Ontario Schools Cricket Association (OSCA) is a federally incorporated not for profit organization formed to promote healthy active lifestyles among school children through inclusive cricket programs – fostering active participation of children in play. Building on the community, municipal and education sector partnerships developed through the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) school cricket program, OSCA is enabling lifelong love of healthy active living among school children through cricket.
OSCA was formed in 2020, to support the growth of a very impactful community social responsibility project launched by CIMA - to engage school children from diverse communities through cricket. Successfully, partnering with the community, local municipalities and school boards, the program grew exponentially over the last decade positively impacting over 5000 school children annually. One of Ontario's great success stories of true community partnerships, the program addresses the growing disparities between socio economic status factors on the recreational needs of Ontario's diverse student population. OSCA is building on this program to provide equitable access to physical activities that meet the needs and interests of all students.