Thank you for your interest in pitching an idea to SIRC, Canada’s Sports Information Resource Centre. This page briefly describes the goal of SIRC’s content and the types of content that SIRC publishes. To submit your ideas to SIRC, please select the content type and fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
SIRC content provides actionable information on relevant and timely topics for Canada’s sport sector stakeholders, including sport organizations, policymakers, coaches, officials, athletes, and parents. We believe learning should be fun, engaging and stimulate conversation.
SIRC publishes three types of content:
- Knowledge Nuggets: 2- to 3-sentence “nuggets” that present a single idea, concept, fact or finding that will interest or benefit Canada’s sport sector stakeholders. Knowledge nuggets are published on weekdays in our newsletter, the Canadian Sport Daily, and on the SIRC website.
- SIRC Blogs: 750- to 1000-word pieces that provide evidence-based actionable information of interest to Canada’s sport sector. SIRC blogs are published weekly, and are featured on the SIRC website, through SIRC’s social media, and in the Canadian Sport Daily.
- SIRCuit Articles: 2000- to 3000-word pieces that are featured in SIRC’s long-form publication, the SIRCuit. The SIRCuit is published quarterly (January, April, July, October), and articles are featured on the SIRC website, through SIRC’s social media, and in the Canadian Sport Daily.
SIRC’s content is evidence-based and educational in scope, not opinion or promotional pieces, and should relate to one (or more) of the following themes:
- Athlete development and participation
- High performance competition and sport science
- Sport leadership and governance
Ideas can come from a variety of sources, including recently published research, policies and resources. They might also come from emerging trends or issues within your area of research, sport, or professional practice, and/or hot topics in the news, including links with major sporting events.