True Sport Newsletter (March 2021)
True Sport Spotlight: Field Hockey Ontario
Field Hockey Ontario (FHO) recently started their True Sport journey and is now paving the way for other provincial sport organizations. They officially declared as a member in January 2021 and set their sights on intentional and meaningful True Sport engagement throughout their organization. FHO have implemented #TrueSportSaturday (a social media campaign that highlights their engagement with True Sport every Saturday), created their own True Sport webpage featuring a Principles infographic, and have committed to sharing True Sport messages in their bi-weekly newsletter to FHO members and alumni.
In addition to community engagement, FHO is using the True Sport Principles to foster an environment that is safe and welcoming for all participants, and is free of harassment and discrimination. FHO’s commitment to True Sport will benefit field hockey throughout the sport community and the province of Ontario.
We asked FHO whether they had any advice for other sport organizations who want to embark on a True Sport journey. Shauna Bookal, FHO Executive Director, said, “Do not hesitate to reach out and to be engaged in the membership opportunity. True Sport has a lot to offer and many different campaigns for you to be involved in and incorporate into your organization.”
The True Sport Virtual Champions Summit
The 2021 True Sport Champions Training Summit took place virtually this year, from February 22 to 26. We welcomed over 30 champions from across Canada for five one-hour sessions, which covered topics such as True Sport 101 and the latest True Sport initiatives, as well as exploring tools and resources for Champions.
Feedback from the summit was overwhelmingly positive and we are excited for what the year ahead brings for our amazing team of Champions! Thank you to everyone who participated.
Karri Dawson, Senior Director of Quality Sport, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport reflects on the session, “It is always encouraging to bring True Sport Champions together – conversations are energetic, refreshing and inspiring. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated group of volunteers and community leaders who are motivated to promote True Sport across Canada. This year, True Sport Champions came together in a virtual format to learn, share and discuss ways to bring True Sport to life. We look forward to continuing to amplify the good in sport.”
Are you interested in being a True Sport Champion? Learn more about the program
Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund
If you are currently active in sport and studying at the post-secondary level in an area that relates to values and ethics in sport, you could be eligible for the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund.
This national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport. Find out a little more about Lyle and learn more about the purpose of this fund and who is eligible to apply at truesportfoundation.ca.
The application deadline is April 30, 2021. Apply today!