The Basics

What is True Sport ?

True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed 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. True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference.

What are the True Sport values?

Through public consultation, Canadians have told us that they want their sport experience based on the values of: fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun.

What are the True Sport Principles?

Go For It

Play Fair

Respect Others

Keep It Fun

Stay Healthy

Include Everyone

Give Back

Who is behind True Sport?

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, True Sport Foundation, and the True Sport Secretariat are the early leaders of True Sport.

True Sport also has the endorsement of the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for sport, recreation and fitness.

What is the goal of True Sport?

When good sport happens we are instilling character in our children, strengthening our communities and increasing our opportunities for excellence on and off the field of play.


What is the total number of declarations received by True Sport?

To see the current number of True Sport declarations, look at the counter in the top right corner of this website.

What does it cost?

Joining True Sport is easy and it’s free! 

How do I join True Sport?

If True Sport sounds like you, you can get your team, league, school, or community on board. First discuss the initiative with your group, then join online. As you grow True Sport around you, you will be in touch with a larger movement of people and communities who can give you advice and support.

What if I belong to more than one group?

When you sign on to True Sport, you will instantly be connected to a larger community of like-minded parents, athletes, coaches and community organizers across the country all working to make sport as great as it can be. You will also have access to tips, tools, and resources to inspire those around you. But the ultimate reward of growing True Sport is the increased quality of life that healthy sport systems will bring to your kids and your community.

If I don’t belong to any groups, can I still join?

Yes! Individuals can join True Sport as Citizens. In addition to becoming a True Sport Citizen, you may consider becoming a True Sport Champion or encouraging your community, school, team, or league to join True Sport. Supporting the movement on your own is great; spreading the word is even better.