Event Date: November 6 & 7th 2018

Hotel: Westin Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

The leading conference focusing on sport participation research is coming to Ottawa!  The Sport Canada Research Initiative conference hosted by Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) will be held November 6 & 7th, at the Westin Ottawa, in Ottawa, Ontario.  The conference will begin at noon on November 6th and go until 5pm November 7th.  This year we are very pleased to be aligning with the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference (#SLS18) November 8-10, 2018.

This event gathers together the sport community, government and sport researchers to share their knowledge and expertise.  It is your opportunity to share, discuss, and develop insight into sport participation research.  At this year’s conference you can:

  • Hear the latest sport participation research
  • Poster display and networking session
  • Connect with national and international researchers
  • Recruit researchers to assist with your own sport research endeavors.
  • Share your research gaps, topics of interest and what is keeping you up at night
  • Researcher and Sport Organization roll call
  • Workshops

More information coming soon.

Sport Organizations
Registered sport organizations are invited to participate in the popular research Lightening Round, a one-minute presentation highlighting one of your participation programs or burning research questions! “I wish I knew…” If your organization wishes to participate or has any questions about the conference please contact Kim Gurtler (scri@sirc.ca) for more information.


This is your chance to engage and network researchers, analysts, sport leaders, and the physical activity sector. Meet with the thought leaders, learn about the latest sport participation research and programs and share your information. Be more aware and informed as you develop research and programs that will have an impact on sport in Canada.

WHO will the conference benefit? EVERYONE who has an interest in sport participation in Canada. Engage your academic and sport communities at this sport research showcase conference; this is your opportunity to make a difference. Be part of the discussion that drives change and evolution in sport policy and sport program development.

This is your opportunity to join the "think tank" to speak with leading sport researchers about current and ongoing research topics.

If you have any questions about the SCRI conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at scri@sirc.ca.