Provides programs and services to national level athletes and participants directly or through National Sport Organizations.
The Government of Canada is the single largest investor in Canada’s amateur sport system. As part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Sport Canada strengthens the unique contribution that sport makes to Canadian identity, culture and society.
Sport Canada works with many partners, including provincial and territ0orial governments, Multisport Service Organizations, Canadian Sport Centres (CSCs) and other organizations.
National Sport Organizations
National Sport Organizations (NSOs) are members of International Federations (IFs) that establish the rules of the sport and, among other things, determine where their respective international competitions will be held.
Sport Organizations - Government of Canada
A directory and links including the Olympic and Paralympic Committees, National Multi-Sport Organizations and National Sport Organizations.
National Games Organizations
National Games Organizations, such as the Canadian Olympic Association, belong to international games organizations like the International Olympic Committee, which are the franchise holders for major games.
Sporting Events and Major Games - Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage
A directory and links to domestic Sport Events, major Multi-Sport Events, and International Single Sport Events being hosted within Canada.
Canadian Sport for Life
Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. LTAD is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.
The Club Excellence Program is managed by the CCES. It is a nationally certified program with a focus on building a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations across Canada. The program is based on 30 standards which are achievable through three levels of certification. Club Excellence helps clubs build organizational capacity in the areas of program delivery, coaching, people management, governance, financial accountability, as well as marketing, recruitment and revenue generation. More than two dozen clubs, from various sports, are currently working through the standards, with several preparing to undergo the Level 1 certification review.
Canadian Sport Policy 2012 (CSP 2012)
Successor policy to the first-ever Canadian sport policy (2002)
CAAWS Launches Leading the Way – A new resource to help eliminate LGBTPhobia in Sport
This resource is designed for use primarily by coaches, and highlights current lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender), and two-spirited (LGBT) issues taking place in Canadian sport from the playground to the podium, and provides best practices for coaches on making their sport a more welcoming place for those who identify as LGBT.
Active Canada 20/20
A Physical Activity Strategy and Change Agenda for Canada
National Recreation Summit - Proceedings Report (2011)
October 2011, Lake Louise
Sport Canada Policies, Acts and Regulations
Government of Canada
Sport Law & Strategy Group
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
Serves as a strong voice in the dialogue regarding ethics in Canadian sport and through three strategic forces we activate, advocate and protect.
The New Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
Press Releases - SIRC Sport Research
The Standard of excellence for Children’s Sport & Recreation