Unhealthy Food and Beverage Marketing to Children: Possible Implications for Sport

On June 10, 2017, Health Canada launched a public consultation on restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children. The proposed approach aims to protect children from marketing tactics that encourage them to eat unhealthy foods. This is an important issue that could potentially impact the sport sector. Consequently, all sport stakeholders are strongly encouraged to...Read more

CANADIAN NATIONAL SPORT ORGANIZATIONS’ USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article reviewing a research study examining CANADIAN NATIONAL SPORT ORGANIZATIONS’ USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. "Birds of a Feather": An Institutional Approach to Canadian National Sport Organizations'...Read more

Interested in sport participation research? Join us at SCRI 2016

Conference Background In 2005, as part of the Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI), Sport Canada launched a joint initiative with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) called the Sport Participation Research Initiative (SPRI) . Sport Canada funds the initiative to better evidence the benefits of, and barriers to, quality sport participation with the aim of...Read more

Join us for the 8th Annual SCRI Conference!

In 2005, as part of the Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI), Sport Canada launched a joint initiative with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) called the Sport Participation Research Initiative (SPRI). Sport Canada is funding the initiative to better evidence the benefits of, and barriers to, quality sport participation with the aim of improving Canadian...Read more

SIRC Newsletter - 2013 A Year in Review

SIRC Newsletter - 2013 A Year in Review http://www.sirc.ca/newsletters/January14/index.html 2013 was a fantastic year for SIRC. Our partnership with Sport Canada and the COC in producing the SIRC Governance Webinar Series has been extremely successful and we've had lots of positive feedback from the sport community. The Leadership SIRCuit and High Performance SIRCuit have a fresh new look and...Read more

Implementing Your Strategic Plan

On February 28, 2012 SIRC hosted the latest in a series sport governance webinars entitled ‘Implementing Your Strategic Plan’ presented by Dina Bell-Laroche of the Sport Law & Strategy Group. The goal of this series of sport governance webinars, done in partnership with Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee, is to help sport organizations advance good governance within their...Read more

Have Your Say!

Sport Canada , a branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage with the Government of Canada, works to help Canadians participate and excel in sport. Their mandate is to strengthen the involvement that sport has in developing the image of Canada, with respect to identity, culture and society, as well as to develop Federal sport policy in Canada, provide funding to programs in support of sport,...Read more

2009 Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference

Check out the latest SIRC Newsletter - 2009 Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference ! The third annual Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) conference which was held in Ottawa on November 4, 2009 was a tremendous success. In all over 150 researchers, sport administrators, policy makers and sport enthusiasts attended the conference. The annual conference is a great opportunity to share...Read more