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MISSION

OFSEA | FOASSE is a not-for-profit organization founded and run by educators and esports coaches that supports Ontario schools interested in implementing a robust scholastic esports program.  Our mission is to create high-quality, student-centred learning experiences through scholastic esports by providing curriculum, competition, and community for all students to use esports as a platform to grow. 

VISION

As gamers ourselves, we love creating fun and rewarding competitive experiences for students.  But scholastic esports is about more than just gaming. Our vision is to use esports as a platform for students to learn what’s important.  We will: 

 

  • empower students and coaches to create safe, inclusive spaces for everyone and teach them how to protect those spaces through self-advocacy and bystander intervention training.

  • help coaches and students make the connections among gaming, social & emotional learning, health & wellness, and digital citizenship.

  • provide opportunities for students to learn about career pathways by leveraging collegiate and professional partnerships as well as teach coaches how to create hands-on experiences with jobs in the esports ecosystem.

  • work directly with all stakeholders of a school district to align their goals and strategic plan with our vision, but we also know that growing game-changing students doesn’t just happen in the classroom. We are committed to supporting community organizations like libraries, religious & community centers, and after-school programs who want to use esports as a powerful teaching tool.

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CORE VALUES

LEARNING » We connect learning and play in and out of the classroom so that students, educators, and families experience the real-world value of education through interest-driven learning.

 

OPPORTUNITY » We value safe and engaging opportunities for all students to connect, play, learn, and grow.

 

COMMUNITY » We believe fostering a strong community of interconnected scholastic athletes who demonstrate leadership, accountability, commitment, and teamwork is good for students, schools, and all of Ontario.

 

INCLUSION » We develop strong character and self-identity so that all participants celebrate individuality and differences.

WHY JOIN OFSEA | FOASSE?

Run By Ontario Teachers For Ontario Teachers & Students

Esports isn’t our job, it’s our passion. Everyone at OFSEA | FOASSE is a full-time Ontario educator. Together we have 200+ years combined teaching experience. We know your schools, we know your kids, and we know how to help make esports meet the learning goals of your school district.

Free To Join.  Free To Play. 

Our first priority will always be your students.  All OFSEA | FOASSE competitions, resources,

and events are offered completely free for registered teams!

Play Against Other Ontario Teams Using A Familiar Schedule

OFSEA | FOASSE does all the scheduling and match making so schools don’t have to. We group all registered into traditional athletic conferences to make sure they play against schools they’ve heard of! 

Help Students Develop Social-Emotional Self-Awareness

Our social and emotional learning curriculum will help your students develop healthy identities, manage emotions, achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions all through the power of competitive gaming!

Hands-On Career and Technical Education

Many OFSEA | FOASSE student-athletes dream of going pro, and that’s great, but having a backup plan is important.  Our curriculum is designed to help students understand the college and career pathways available to them within the esports ecosystem. We even offer parent workshops!