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The Canadian Sport Policy (CSP) is set to be renewed in 2023. The Federal Provincial Territorial governments contracted SIRC to host engagement sessions across the country and prepare a summary report that could help identify priorities and inform the next Policy. SIRC is pleased to be sharing the What We Heard Report, which synthesizes the ideas, perspectives and opinions of more than 5,000 people in Canada, including more than 500 sport, physical activity and recreation organizations across the country.

The Canadian Sport Policy 2023-2033 renewal process

Between 12 April and 24 October 2022, 28 engagements were hosted to inform the renewal of the Canadian Sport Policy. These included engagements with the national, provincial and territorial sport sectors and 10 targeted groups, including athletes, coaches, sport officials, school sport administrators, sport health professionals, high performance sport and hosting, community sport and older adults, new Canadians, Indigenous sport leaders, and Black, Indigenous and Person of Colour (BIPOC) sport leaders. In addition, 3 roundtables were hosted on the topics of equity diversity, and inclusion, safe sport, and sport ecology. A total of 896 people have shared their ideas and perspectives in the engagement sessions to date.

In parallel with the engagement sessions, an online survey provided all Canadians with an opportunity to share their opinions, thoughts, and perspectives about the existing Canadian Sport Policy and future directions pertaining to its renewal. The survey launched on 20 February 2022 and remained open until 12 July 2022. Respondents had the option of completing the survey in English, French, Inuktitut, and Inuinnaqtun.

Please find the What We Heard Report, which summarizes the insights and feedback collected throughout the engagement and consultation process. Insights from this report, as well as numerous other studies, will help to inform the renewal of the CSP set to be released later this year.

Thank you for continuing to participate in the CSP renewal process. If you feel any of your priorities have not been reflected in the What We Heard Report, we invite you to provide us with your thoughts so that we can share them back with the CSP writing team. Feedback will be accepted until Feb. 17, 2023.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to info@sirc.ca.


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