INS Québec’s reaction to the Quebec 2018–2019 budget A budget that creates opportunities for high-performance sport
Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) – Montreal, March 27, 2018 – The Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) is delighted by the Government of Quebec’s continued support of its mission and project. The project, which includes the eight regional multi-sport training centres and 17 single-sport centres, enables INS Québec to assert itself as an essential performance partner for high-performance sport in Quebec and Canada.
“The budget presented today creates new opportunities not only for high-performance sport, but also for our partners, who are key players in developing the next generation of athletes in Quebec,” said Gaëtan Robitaille, President and CEO of INS Québec.
INS Québec welcomes the continued support of the Jeux du Québec program. A real hub of sport development in the province, the Jeux du Québec often represent the first multi-sport competition experience for Espoir athletes from different regions. The additional support announced for infrastructure will aid the host venues of the National Final of this major sporting event.
The Maison du loisir et du sport project also represents important recognition for our partners, the sports federations that will now benefit from a brand new and stimulating work environment adapted to their needs. This new centre will undoubtedly bring new skills to the field.
INS Québec also welcomes the additional investments in the Sports and Physical Activity Development Fund which, in turn, in addition to the budgets for the Maison du loisir et du sportand the Jeux du Québec, is making a substantial investment, a portion of which will be allocated to sports facilities. This fund could enable the development of new state-of-the-art facilities to meet the needs of the sporting community.
In addition, the support announced for Quebec businesses in the technologies and applied innovations sector could enable the Institut to form partnerships to develop initiatives that would contribute to the success of Quebec athletes on the international stage.
Following in the footsteps of the Government of Quebec, which intends to promote physical activity in the workplace, INS Québec plans to extend the reach of the Jouez gagnant program to businesses. Already present in Quebec’s schools, with nearly 100,000 young people joining each year, Jouez gagnant encourages participation in sports activities through visits from high-performance athletes from various sports.
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The Institut national du sport du Québec is a “Catalyst of dreams—one athlete at a time” and acts as a key performance partner for high-performance sports in Quebec and Canada. With its network of eight regional multi-sport training centres, 17 single-sport training centres and its Complex at Olympic Park which is home to eight high-performance training groups, INS Québec offers sports-medicine, sports science and personal development services to athletes on Canadian national teams training in Quebec, next-generation athletes, high-performance coaches and sports. A member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, INS Québec serves more than 500 high-performance athletes, 2,000 next-generation athletes and the nearly 900 coaches who train them.
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