Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2017 and Canada’s 150 th anniversary of Confederation! This year is certain to be an exciting one with all the celebrations surrounding Canada’s 150! From coast to coast to coast, sport is coming together to celebrate our nation in a spirit of cooperation and activity. Sport organizations around the country are taking this year as an opportunity to showcase what sport has to offer no...Read more

Wishing You a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season!

From our team to yours, wishing you all the best of the holidays and a Happy New Year ! See you in 2017 when we celebrate Canada’s 150 th ! The holidays are upon us and with it brings the season of giving. When we celebrate with friends and family, we share our generosity with a variety of presents from food and drink to electronics and toys. All those things that we’ve added to our lists of “...Read more

Being Smart about Concussions

Concussion continues to be a very hot topic in sport these days. In fact, the Governor General is spending a full day today hosting a conference with former professional athletes, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, the medical community, and the sport community at large, discussing concussions in sport and how we can do better for Canadian youth to play safe and continue to get involved in sport...Read more

PROCESS OF CHANGE (ADOPTING LTPD STRUCTURES) IN TWO YOUTH SPORT ORGANIZATIONS

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 the PROCESS OF CHANGE (ADOPTING LTPD STRUCTURES) IN TWO YOUTH SPORT ORGANIZATIONS. Modifying Tradition: Examining Organizational Change in Youth Sport ...Read more

Retaining Sport Officials

Sport officials play a vital role within sport and should be viewed along the same lines as coaches within the sport system in regards to participation and development. Officials should not be viewed as just service providers, but rather as integral participants within sport. Without an official to referee a game there is no game. However, in recent years there has been an increasing shortage of...Read more

Role of a Sport Psychologist

Today’s athletes experience a variety of pressures and stress when it comes to sport performance. Many athletes, teams and coaches are taking advantage of sport psychology professionals to aid them in achieving their performance goals. As such sport psychologists are becoming more and more accepted as a regular part of the coaching and support staff for teams and individual athletes. It is...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

“You are what you eat” - Fueling up for Competition

Knowing what to eat and when to eat for sports can seem like a science. Don’t let all the information out there leave you frazzled and hungry. For the everyday athlete a little preparation can make it very simple! The phrase “you are what you eat” is true. Nutrition can play a key role in the final minutes of a game or race. Over time the body becomes fatigued during exercise. In order for...Read more

USE OF COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH TO ENGAGE INDIGENOUS YOUTH IN SPORT RESEARCH

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 the USE OF COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH TO ENGAGE INDIGENOUS YOUTH IN SPORT RESEARCH . Community-Based Sport Research with Indigenous Youth . /...Read more

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Pain in the … Knee!

One of the most common injuries people suffer from is pain around the knees. For those who participate in sport or physical activity this is even more of a standard occurrence. If you feel pain in the front of your knee, or around the kneecap you main be experiencing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is also often referred to as Runner’s Knee or Jumper’s Knee since it is a common injury...Read more