The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre
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Join the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) on October 28 and 29, 2021 for Canada’s leading sport participation research conference. In its 15th year, the Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference will be virtual and is free to everyone!

The SCRI 2021 theme is The Future of Sport Participation.

Coming out of an unpredictable and challenging year, this event focuses on what’s next for sport. By bringing together Canada’s thought-leadership, cutting-edge research and the desire for change, we can re-envision sport.

What does the future of sport participation look like? Research and life experiences have highlighted the tremendous benefits associated with sport, but they’ve also identified barriers, gaps and new opportunities. So, it’s our job to come together and make sport better by brainstorming solutions with a critical lens on what it means to be truly inclusive, network with well-respected researchers and learn from renowned keynote speakers and panelists.

An important part of this year’s event is the Canadian Sport Policy 3.0 Workshop. That workshop will assist with the renewal of the policy set to take place in 2023. The Canadian Sport Policy helps to guide key policy, program and funding decisions. If you are involved in anyway in the sport sector and have an interest in policy development, come ready to participate and embrace the future of sport with us. This session is designed to help set a renewed course for sport in Canada.

Poster session registration

During this session of the conference, you’ll learn about best practices in sport from researchers from across the country. Learn about their latest discoveries and gather cutting-edge insights that will enhance sport. Let the evidence guide you in improving your programs.

This interactive session is a great chance to make new connections in the field and expand your network.

Learn more about the poster session or how to become a poster presenter.

Draft agenda

Session 1 – The Future of Sport
Thursday, October 28
10 am to 12:30 pm EDT (7 to 9:30 am PDT)

Session 2 – Inclusive Sport Practices
Thursday, October 28
2 to 4:30 pm EDT (11 am to 1:30 pm PDT)

Session 3 – Gender Equity in Sport
Friday, October 29
10 to 11 am EDT (7 to 8 am PDT)

Poster Session
*Separate registration is required
Friday, October 29
11:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT (8:30 to 9:30 am PDT)

Session 4 – Canadian Sport Policy 3.0
Friday, October 29
2 to 4:30 pm EDT (11 am to 1:30 pm PDT)

The Canadian Sport Policy sets a direction for all governments, institutions and organizations to make sure sport has a positive impact on the lives of Canadians, our communities and our country. The Canadian Sport Policy is set to renew in 2023. This workshop will kick off the discussions and development of that renewal. It’s the first of many consultations planned for the coming year. We want to hear your insights and perspectives, through this hands-on workshop, with discussions on sport, physical activity and recreation, health, infrastructure, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Policy seeks to improve the sport experience of all Canadians by helping to ensure the harmonious and effective functioning, and transparency of their sport system. The Canadian Sport Policy reflects a new approach to shared leadership and collaboration among all stakeholders to achieve the goals of enhanced participation, excellence, capacity and interaction in sport.

Join us in making an impact on the future of sport. And be sure to register for this workshop, if you have an interest in sport policy development.