Protecting the accessibility of school sport
The financial cost of sport participation is frequently cited as a barrier to access for low-income families in Canada. School sport is often the most accessible form of sport programming, however schools are increasingly adopting pay-to-play models that restrict access. Canadian researchers conducted a study to understand the extent to which school sport supports low-income youth. Their findings highlight the vital life skills, as well as health and behavioural benefits to school sport participation.