SIRC specializes in building knowledge by translating scientific research and sector intelligence into usable insight to inform policy and practice across the Canadian sport and physical activity sector.
Daily knowledge nuggets share key insights from the latest sport and physical activity-related research.
SIRC’s weekly blogs provide timely and topical insight and evidence for sport administrators, coaches, parents, athletes, and more!
Canada’s leading e-publication, the quarterly SIRCuit provides a collection of articles that take a deep dive on key issues to advance the Canadian sport and physical activity sector.
An exciting new video and podcast series, SIRCTalks brings together diverse voices and experts to showcase how research is impacting Canadian sport, and vice versa.
Sector Intelligence and Consultation
With strong networks and a sector-driven approach, SIRC is the go-to organization to lead consultations and workshops to inform national initiatives. Highlights include:
- National workshop to inform the creation of a Gender Equity in Sport Research Hub
- Concussion workshops to advance research and best practices relating to management and prevention
- Canadian Sport Policy Renewal (2012)
In collaboration with SIRC’s Researcher in Residence, Dr. Ann Pegorero, SIRC is building our “data division” to harness the power of our digital world to inform SIRC’s decision-making and program design. SIRC plans to share our developing expertise as part of our suite of services for the sport and physical activity sector.
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 […]