Impacts of COVID-19 on local sport organizations across Canada
Sport for Life recently conducted a national survey, based on Sport Calgary’s municipal work, to measure the operational and financial impacts of COVID-19 on local (community) sports organizations including clubs. Data was collected from 1,300 respondents representing nearly four million members and more than 56 sports.
The national survey results articulate significant operational and
financial ramifications due to COVID-19 and a dire need for support:
99% of Canada’s sports organizations have been affected by COVID-19;
50% will be impacted into 2021;
65% of local clubs and associations cannot access Canadian emergency funding initiatives; and
21% may not recover without emergency support, resulting in less opportunities for sport, which is likely to especially impact lower socio-economic families.
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Posted July 24, 2020