True Sport In Action! (Issue 24, September 2015)

Issue 24, September 2015

Back to School

As the summer winds down so does the Year of Sport in Canada. The FIFA Women’s World Cup had us on the edge of our seats meanwhile the TORONTO2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games ended on a successful high note on and off the field! Each offered an exceptional opportunity to showcase Canadian sport excellence and create lasting sport legacies for all Canadians. The start of a new school year brings lots of great opportunities. We encourage all Canadians to continue to celebrate sport in their communities, schools and clubs by getting involved – get your athletes, members, teammates, teachers, coaches, officials, parents and volunteers to embrace the True Sport Principles and show what good sport can do! And, as always, if you see a True Sport moment, share it with us @TrueSportpur #TSPrinciples!


TalkingTrue Sport

The Club Excellence program is another way you can bring True Sport to life!

Does your club or association: Want to attract more participants? Need more volunteers? Want to attract new funders? Want to bring True Sport to life? Want to spend less time “putting out fires”? If you answered YES to any of these questions, the Club Excellence program can help your club achieve these goals and bring True Sport to life! MORE>

2015 Values-Based Education Conference

On October 2-3, 2015, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency, will host a values-based education conference in Ottawa, Canada with the purpose of bringing together researchers and experts to examine how anti-doping organizations can enhance education programs to strengthen the global fight against doping in sport. This conference will aim to elevate the collective knowledge of Anti-Doping Organizations and researchers worldwide as they strive to comply with the education requirements of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code MORE>

True Sport Give-Back Challenge – deadline October 26, 2015

By entering the True Sport Give-Back Challenge, True Sport members could win 1 of 3 prizes in recognition of their work in advancing the True Sport Principles and the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. MORE>


Resources in Action

CCES expands program for youth about dangers of appearance and performance-enhancing drugs

A new Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will allow the CCES to expand its Succeed Clean initiative to 12 new communities across the province, with the goal of reaching 10,000 students annually over the next two years. Succeed Clean is an awareness and education program that aims to reduce the use of APEDs by children and youth. These dangerous substances include everything from anabolic steroids to unregulated nutritional supplements easily available online.MORE>


Catch the Canada Games Spirit

This year the Canada Games Council and the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society is proud to introduce the 2015 Catch the Spirit educational resource. Designed for teachers by teachers, Catch the Spirit engages students from kindergarten to grade 8 using five overarching themes: Unifying Canada, Healthy Living and Sport, Official Languages, Arts and Culture, Goals and Leadership. MORE>

2015 Catch the Spirit educational resource


In the News

“Pee is Gold”

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) launched its “Pee is Gold” video and campaign for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games online athlete anti-doping education! We invite you, your athletes and everyone within your sport community to view the Pee is Gold video and share the hashtag #peeisgold and #winclean on social media outlets. MORE>

Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement

In recent years, various stakeholders have engaged in activities to promote and develop physical literacy. Excitement around the concept has also led to a variety of definitions. In a broad consultation, sector leaders in Canada suggested that a common definition with consistent language was needed to provide clarity for the development of policy, practice and research. Download the full version of Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement.

National Coaches Week - September 19 to 27

September 19 – 27, 2015 marks the first ever National Coaches Week and we’re asking Canadians everywhere for your help celebrating! Whether you are from a National Sport Organization, Provincial/ Territorial Sport Organization, club, or you are a coach, parent, or athlete, we want your help saying ‘thanks!’ to coaches from coast to coast. It is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. MORE>


Who’s Involved

Congratulations to our ten (10) most recent members. Make the rest of our “Year of Sport" in Canada a great experience - get your athletes, members, teammates, coaches, officials, parents and volunteers to embrace the True Sport Principles and show what good sport can do!

Type Organization Name City Province Sport
Sport Organization The Silver Goose Cyclocross Race John Hauser Midland On Cycling
Citizen   Les Sylven Victoria BC Judo
Ally Listuguj Aboqonmadultinech Community Foundation Naiomi Metallic Listuguj QC Multisport
Citizen   Grant Slessor Calgary AB Hockey - ice
Sport Organization Winkler Minor Ball Association Jake Peters Winkler MB Baseball
Community SnowSeekers Doc Pow Edmonton AB Skiing - Downhill
Sport Organization Biathlon Mauricie Sylvie Pronovost Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel QC Biathlon
Citizen   Meyranie Gravel-Labelle Laval QC Figure skating
School River East Collegiate Track & Field Timothy Miller Winnipeg MB Athletics
Sport Organization Mavericks Water Polo Brad Myers Toronto ON Water Polo

DID YOU KNOW! There are currently 405 schools across Canada that have adopted the True Sport Principles, is YOURS one? Check here!