Building a Stronger Canada Through Values-based Sport

About this project: Sport is a significant source of public benefit, a part of the lives of many Canadians and a significant part of communities throughout Canada. From recreational activities to professional leagues, sport is known to enhance health, personal development, community-building, social inclusion, economic development, civic participation and job creation. It brings disparate communities together. It teaches lifelong lessons and transferable skills. And it produces athletes who exhibit behaviours and norms that millions of children seek to emulate. It is for these reasons that this project aims to bring together leaders and change-makers throughout the Canadian sport community to generate policy ideas that help to create a sport culture that intentionally puts good values first at every stage of the sport system.

The Public Policy Forum, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, held five roundtables in locations throughout Canada. The goals for these sessions was to raise awareness of emerging issues and deepen our understanding of what values-based sport is; to bring out compelling examples of where values-based sport is already making a difference; to expose the barriers to values-based sport; and to identify the pivotal levers of change, in policy and practice, that will cement values into every aspect of Canadian sport.

The learnings from the roundtables will serve as the springboard for further debate and discussion at a national symposium in October in Ottawa.

Timeline: Spring to Fall 2018

Roundtables: April 13, Toronto; May 2, Vancouver; May 24, Winnipeg; May 30, Halifax; June 5, Montreal

The Values Proposition Symposium – October 15-16, 2018, Shaw Centre Ottawa

Partners:

Centre for Ethics in Sport

Sport Canada

Contact: Tanya Gracie

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