As the national organization committed to sharing evidence and thought leadership to inform policy and practice in sport and physical activity in Canada, SIRC wears many hats. Discover what makes SIRC unique:
- Create – How we build knowledge
- Network – Who we reach
- Engage – How we connect communities
- Disseminate – How we get the word out
Learn about SIRC services and key projects through these four pillars, all geared toward our goal of advancing the sport and physical activity sector through knowledge.
An essential part of improving sport service delivery is program evaluation. Program evaluation allows sport organizations to understand how their programs or initiatives work in different ways. However, many organizations receive insufficient training or lack the capacity (staff, funding or time) to engage in evaluative work (Carman & Fredericks, 2010). One way that sport organizations can boost capacity for evaluation is to involve students and volunteers. Indeed, there are many examples of graduate students partnering with sport organizations to evaluate programs as part of fulfilling their degree requirements. These include evaluations of the True Sport Foundation’s initiatives (Lawrason et al., 2021), Golf […]