Organizations and initiatives

TRUE SPORT Leveraging the benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles

True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference to individuals and communities. Through a series of programs and initiatives True Sport aims to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Canadians want their sport experience to be based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun.

The power of sport: True sport report summary

Canadian Women in Sport – Powering better sport through gender equity

Canadian Women in Sport is a 42 year initiative dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women as active participants and leaders. Canadian Women in Sport partners with a wide variety of organizations, offering customized solutions, practical tools, and research that support them to advance gender equity in their communities.

Norwegian Confederation of Sports – Provisions on Children’s Sports

In recognizing the important intrinsic value of children’s sport, Norway has adopted the rights and provisions of children in sport. Aim at children’s sport 12 and under, these rights and provisions are unique in the global context and are designed to help children have a positive experience every time they participate in training, competition or other activities.

Children’s rights in sports; the provisions on children’s sport

Norway’s radically different approach to sports helped it climb to the top of the Olympic podium

Sport for Life Society – Sport and physical literacy experts

The sport for life organization is a leader in the Canadian sport landscape and the backbone of the concept of Long Term Development. They’re a knowledge based social enterprise connect a variety of sport organizations and working to foster better sport and physical literacy opportunities for everyone.They strive to embed evidence based best practice across sport.

Long term development in sport 3.0

Quality sport for communities & Clubs

Sport Information Resource Centre – The leading sport knowledge and communication centre.

Canada’s leader and most trusted partner in advancing sport through knowledge and evidence. SIRC is committed to engaging with organizations and individuals involved in the development of sport, recreation and physical education in Canada and around the world, to enhance the capacity of our shared community to foster growth and the pursuit of excellence.

What parents & guardians need to know to create positive youth sport experiences

Creating a values-based sports system in Canada

(Re)building culturat integrity in sport: The mechanics, tools and blueprint for change

Four strategies to support girls through sport based mentorship

Recruiting, retaining and supporting volunteers in a changing sport system

Articles and research

What does sailor centred coaching look like? – Coaching behaviours, participants collaboration and retention, Australian Sailing

Total trust – A team based approach to performance, Australian Sailing Team

A serious look at fun: What does “fun” in youth sport really mean? – What fun is kids versus parents, Balance is Better.

Just let kids play and have fun – Deliberate play & practice, Dr. Udelf, Psychology Today.

Teaching adults vs children: Understanding the key differences for effective learning Understanding the significantly distinct learning styles of adults compared to children, Norman Malcolm, Linkedin.

Creative sailing programs

Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club Girls Sailing Program, ON
Offer specifically for girls in sailing and led by girls in the sport, coaches & athletes, the goal of this week long camp is to wrap up the summer by giving our female sailors the chance to connect and share their love of sailing with other girls in the sailing community!

Armdale Yacht Club’s Broader Reach Program, NS
Broader Reach creates impact by teaching sailing knowledge and skills to wider audiences while building connections between people and communities based on shared experiences. It unites people by a love of being on the water.

RVicYC, Salty Sister’s program, BC
Salty Sister’s is a program for women by women, taught in dinghies in fun and relaxed learning environment. The course is focus is on individual development and building confidence and independence.

RVicYC School Sailing League, BC
The school sailing league in Victoria is offered as a collaboration between clubs and schools in the greater Victoria area. The program is offered over 9 weeks, includes two college style fun regattas, no prior sailing experience necessary. School teams participate in 2 hour practice sessions twice a week. The first half of the program focuses on CANSail fundamental skills, building towards racing skills in the later half of the program.

Ontario Sailing Access Boom
In partnership with member clubs, schools and community organizations, Access BOOM has brought accessible sailing to communities across Ontario. Ontario Sailing provides the equipment & instructors, and community organizations and clubs/schools facilitate participant access & host venue. CANSail Para program provides a framework for sailors to learn and develop new skills and progress from fundamental skill development to advanced sailing.

Glenmore Sailing Club Adult Keelboat program
Sail Canada keelboat programs are offered in different formats progressing towards accessing the club’s co-op boat program and towards building coastal cruising certification and confidence with Basic Cruising courses. These courses are offered in a split format between the club’s location in Calgary and partner clubs on the West Coast of BC.