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Working together to improve evaluation in the sport sector: Learnings from a research partnership

Evaluating programs is a crucial component for sport organizations to be successful. Evaluating programs  can demonstrate the impact of programs or inform changes in programming to better serve sport participants. In this SIRCuit article, SIRC researchers describe our partnership and our process for planning, delivering and evaluating our knowledge translation initiative. We’ll also provide tips and learnings for organizations looking to engage in research partnerships.

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Best practices in Concussion in Sport:  Updates from the Amsterdam International Consensus Statement

Published in June 2023, the Amsterdam Consensus Statement summarizes the latest research in concussion as of the 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sport. The updated consensus statement summarizes key findings from 10 different topics and additional relevant areas. This SIRCuit article shares updates based on the latest international consensus that can be used to optimize concussion processes in your sport.

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Anything is Possible: Using Ringette to Support Physical Literacy in the North

Often communities outside of major cities can get forgotten when it comes to sport. An example of this is the Northwest Territories (NWT). In an effort to bolster physical literacy in the north, SIRC teamed up with Ringette Canada, hosted multiple ringette workshops to raise awareness and hopefully spark interest in Ringette in the North. This SIRCuit article details the trip that was taken and the stories and successes that came from the trip.

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The challenges of shifting to a safer sport culture: High performance coach and administrator perspectives

The calls for culture change across sports in Canada are persistent and louder than ever. Through a program of systematic research, academics have listened to and shared high performance athletes’ perspectives about what appear to be accepted (or at least tolerated) unsafe behaviours and practices in sport. In this SIRCuit article, they share findings of their recent research that focuses on the voices of coaches and administrators regarding safe and unsafe aspects of high performance sport culture in Canada. And they provide evidence-informed strategies to address those challenges.

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Last updated on August 21, 2023