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SCRI Conference 2020

Panel moderator Ian Mendes takes a critical lens to return to play amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He is joined by panelists Dr. Christine Cameron, President of Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute; Jason deVos, Director of Development at Soccer Canada; Charlene Krepiakevich, CEO of viaSport BC and Catriona Le May Doan, President & CEO of Sport Calgary.

As Canadians begin to return to the fields, courts, rinks and pools, sport organizations are reimagining quality sport experiences in the context of ongoing public health restrictions. During this panel, sport leaders share about the development of return to play plans, the importance of evidence to guide decision-making, and possible short- and long-term implications from COVID-19 on the Canadian sport system.

National Guidelines

Some of Canada’s National Sport Organizations (NSO’s) have begun the process of creating return-to-play frameworks, including:

Athletics Canada Equestrian Canada Hockey Canada Ringette Canada
Canada Soccer Swimming Canada Waterpolo Canada Football Canada
Tennis Canada Rugby Canada Basketball Canada Volleyball Canada

Provincial Guidelines

Each region of Canada possesses its own unique set of challenges and risks with COVID-19. Some of Canada’s provinces and territories have begun the process of creating return-to-play guidelines frameworks:

Alberta: Relaunch Strategy

British Columbia: Restart Plan

Manitoba: Restoring Safe Services Roadmap

New Brunswick: Recovery Plan

Newfoundland & Labrador: Alert Level System

Northwest Territories: Emerging Wisely

Nova Scotia: Preparing to Reopen

Nunavut: N/A

Ontario: Reopening Ontario

Prince Edward Island: Renew PEI Together

Quebec: Resumption of Activities Plan

Saskatchewan: Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

Yukon: N/A

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