Voices of True Sport

True Sport Spotlight: Ace Volleyball Club

For Ace Volleyball Club , being a champion is about more than just winning games. As one of the largest volleyball clubs in Canada, with over 30 teams spanning from Calgary, Lethbridge, Fraser Valley and beyond, Ace Volleyball Club inspires its athletes to not only excel in the game of volleyball,...Read more

True Sport Spotlight: Field Hockey Ontario

Field Hockey Ontario (FHO) recently started their True Sport journey and is now paving the way for other provincial sport organizations. They officially declared as a member in January 2021 and set their sights on intentional and meaningful True Sport engagement throughout their organization. FHO...Read more

True Sport Spotlight: Girls Addicted to Basketball

In May 2021, Girls Addicted to Basketball (g.a.b) celebrated their 15th anniversary online via Zoom. The celebration captured the essence of just how meaningful the program is to all involved - players, athletes, coaches, and alumni from across the country joined in the fun! g.a.b joined True Sport...Read more

True Sport Spotlight: BC Artistic Swimming

BC Artistic Swimming (BCAS) has been trail-blazing a meaningful commitment to culture change in their sport through their activation of True Sport since 2017. Since that time, they have continued to explore innovative and fun ways to bring True Sport to life within their network. One of the reasons...Read more

True Sport Spotlight: Big Bike Giveaway

(Ottawa, Ontario - May 27, 2021) - Monica and Shayne Hodgson know what it means to give back to their community. Through their organization, the Big Bike Giveaway, they collect and repair used bicycles, and then give them all away during their annual event. Since its inception in 2014, Big Bike...Read more

True Sport Spotlight: Safe Sport in Nova Scotia

Elana Liberman’s goal is to ensure that sport in Nova Scotia isn’t just safe, but that sport in the province also makes a great difference in the lives of all who participate. Liberman has been working for Sport Nova Scotia as the Safe Sport lead since January 2020, one of the first positions of...Read more

True Sport Spotlight: Project SCORE

Since early 2020, countries, communities, and individuals have grappled with the initial shock and ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes and coaches are also trying to cope with the new realities in their sport context, which continues to evolve as " return to play "...Read more

True Sport Spotlight: Bill Crothers Secondary School

Bill Crothers Secondary School (BCSS), located in Unionville, ON, is no ordinary school. BCSS is a sport school that allows students the opportunity to be fully engaged in daily health and physical education (HPE), while being supported academically and championed in their individual sport pursuits...Read more

Why True Sport Matters

A call to action for parents and coaches: win with dignity and lose with grace. When news broke last week about the baseball brawl in Colorado and the assault on an official in Orillia, Ontario, it was extremely disheartening and disturbing. It’s hard to believe that situations like these are...Read more

True Sport Parents Video; West Ottawa Soccer Club Players Speak Out

West Ottawa Soccer Players Speak Out
West Ottawa Soccer Players Speak Out

As a parent, you want the best for your child, but have you considered that your efforts might actually set them back? Long-time True Sport members, the West Ottawa Soccer Club produced a video for parents that features candid commentary by their own children; players share their perspective of...Read more

Talking Smart and Caring True Sport

Rowing together for the London Community Teamwork the name of the game for Banff Canmore Community FoundationRead more

True Sport at the 2017 Canada Games

True Sport “Standing Os” were used during the 2017 Canada Games to recognize athletes and teams who lived the True Sport Principles. Canada Games participants were encouraged to nominate True Sport moments that were deserving of special recognition, and by the close of the Games, nearly every...Read more

Penguins Aquatic Club, “Kingston Y Penguins Give-Back” – Kingston, Ontario

The Kingston Y Penguins is a competitive swim team designed to allow children with physical disabilities, and their able-bodied siblings, to find pride and success through achievement. The program provides a place where young people can explore their abilities and find within themselves the...Read more

Regina Midget AA Pacers, “Pacers Pay it Forward” – Regina, Saskatchewan

After coming in second at a baseball tournament in Saskatoon, the Regina Midget AA Pacers received an extra cheque for $125.00 from the Quinn Stevenson Memorial Athletic and Spirit Trust. The directive was to “pay it forward” to the baseball community however they saw fit. The Pacers players...Read more

Leitrim Minor Hockey Association, "Hawk-ey Gives Back" – Leitrim, Ontario

As Christmas approached last year, the Leitrim community was struck with two tragedies: the death of a young mother of five girls, and the father of another family was fighting for his life on a heart transplant list. The local hockey community was trying to figure out how they could work together...Read more

Testimonial from a True Sport Club

Why did the West Ottawa Soccer Club join TRUE SPORT?
Why did the West Ottawa Soccer Club join TRUE SPORT?

Kristina Kiss, Technical Director, West Ottawa Soccer Club, former national team athlete and Olympian, shares why and how the Club has embraced True Sport; and why you should too!Read more

Vancouver Parks Board - Integrating True Sport & Canadian Sport for Life into Your Community

From Policy to Playground

From Policy to Playground Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L), the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the City of Vancouver are working together to develop a resource for community recreation programmers on the development and implementation of strategy and programs that align the True Sport Principles and...Read more

The Power of True Sport

Because Good Sport Can Make a Great Difference

The Power of True Sport
The Power of True Sport

Because Good Sport Can Make a Great Difference. What people need is a way to influence their sports community to safeguard and promote good sport. It is as if parents, coaches, officials and supporters lack the equipment to participate in a competition where the prize is the future of good sport...Read more

What's threatening sport in Canada?

Making good sports of, and for, us all

To view the CTV Winnipeg interview, For a video of Paul Melia on CTV News, click here .Read more

True Sport Facility in Action: Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven

Creating the Conditions for Change The Sport We Want: January 2016 Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven celebrated their first anniversary on November 21 st , 2015, RBC Sports Day in Canada, with continued commitment to True Sport. The daylong celebration was True Sport themed and visitors...Read more