Event Date: October 24 & 25th 2019

Hotel: Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites

Location: Canadian Museum of Nature, 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 October 24 & 25th, at the Canadian Museum of Nature, in Ottawa, Ontario. 

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

Guidelines can be found at www.sirc.ca/scri 

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.