What Drives Us is Our Faith
We partner with local churches throughout Canada to provide affordable recreational programming for all families. We take the command to “love your neighbour” seriously. Meaning that all of our programs are for children and families of all backgrounds and cultures. EPIC & Onside provide leagues, camps, after-school and mid-week programs, and leadership development for children and youth in our communities.
Our Mission & Values
Our mission is to help elementary-age children and families thrive in this EPIC life by fostering growth, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and relationally. You can tell a lot about an organization by what they value. At EPIC and Onside our values shape how we operate, how we interact with partners and families and how we develop our program. We are committed to providing your family programming at an affordable rate and hopefully teaching your child some valuable life lessons. We value faith, family, excellence, leadership, and generosity.
What is EPIC & Onside?
In 2010, in Guelph, Ontario, Onside Athletics began as a program of a local church as a way to meet the needs of its neighbourhood by providing affordable sports programs for families. In 2016, we incorporated as a registered not-for-profit, tasked with the mission of connecting churches and community through sport. In 2015, in Belleville, ON, EPIC began as a program of a local church as a way to meet the needs of its neighbourhood by providing affordable programming for families. In 2021, EPIC became part of the larger community of Onside Athletics.
There is no “I” in “Team”. We believe that no one team member is more important than another member. This defines how we work, grow and serve. Our team is comprised of individuals throughout Canada who are committed to our mission and vision. Our volunteer Board of Directors provide oversight to the organization. Our Senior Leadership Team oversees and implements our vision and strategy; relationships with partners and local churches; and manages the operations of the organizations. Our Regional Coordinators, seasonal staff and all of our volunteers ensure that all our programs our enjoyable, exciting and excellent.