About the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is a volunteer led not-for-profit association, which through strong leadership, provides a wide range of quality programs and services to and on behalf of, its member organizations.
Vision: Our provincial network of organized snowmobile trails connects Ontario communities providing responsible riding experiences that are safe, enjoyable, and environmentally sustainable.
Values: As a provincial federation, the OFSC succeeds when our members succeed. Consequently, we strive to fully understand and consistently meet the needs and expectations of all our various members. Our decision-making processes are accountable, transparent, inclusive, timely, provincial in perspective, and respectful of local interests and priorities.
To Achieve Our Vision and Mission We:
Listen: Work earnestly to understand the needs and concerns of our members and others who have interest in what we do.
Learn: Work continuously to gather facts and data upon which good decisions can be made.
Lead: Work persistently to be effective stewards of our organization, its brand, and its people, and to inspire common purpose that enables and empowers action.
Ontario's 217 local snowmobile clubs are formed into 16 districts, each represented at the provincial level by an elected Governor and an Operations Director. The OFSC’s Board comprising of the Executive and Governors meets six times throughout the year to set policy, undertake long term planning, and oversee the provincial operations and budget on behalf of the clubs. The District Operations Directors meet twice yearly to deal with trail-related issues and internal district concerns.
As the coordinating body for organized snowmobiling in Ontario, the OFSC provides advice and guidance to member clubs on a broad range of topics to ensure provincial objectives are met. The Federation is also responsible for activities that the clubs deem are best handled at the provincial level such as policy and procedures, TOP Trail planning, insurance, safety, environment, and the user pay system. Proceeds from the sale of the trail permits required to enter OFSC trails provide primary funding for both the trail operations of local snowmobileclubs and their provincial organization.