SIRC creates connections. A connection with SIRC is a connection with the entire sport system. It opens the door for dialogue and long-term, strategic relationships. Through the facilitation of national workshops, meetings and conferences, SIRC brings together diverse stakeholders and voices from across Canada. Whether you’re seeking to engage with the entire sport system or a targeted audience, SIRC can help. To name a few:
SIRC has led sectoral engagement on the following initiatives:
Canada’s leading conference focusing on sport participation research. This event gathers together the sport community, government and sport researchers to share their knowledge and expertise. Learn more about SCRI’s match-making program
Annual Concussion Workshops
SIRC brings together Canada’s sport system each summer for a hands-on workshop to advance concussion in sport. The 2018 workshop focused on concussion management and the 2019 workshop focused on concussion prevention.
Gender Equity Workshop 2019
SIRC brought together sport practitioners, academics and policy experts to formulate a pan Canadian approach to tackling the barriers to gender equity in sport. Learn more about the Workshop.
Cross-sectoral engagement: to enhance coordination and collaboration across sectors, SIRC engages our partners from all levels of sport, physical activity, recreation and education.
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 […]