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2 Scott McRoberts & Clay Melnike

3 Overview Who is CSCO? History of Sport Councils in Ontario Trends in Community Councils Challenges in Community Sport & Recreation Benefits of Community Sport Councils CSCO & Municipalities – Best Practices How CSCO can assist you in your community?

4 The History of the CSCO The Board & Staff The 2011 Trillium Grant How we Assist Communities Consultations The Website -


6 Strategic Planning and Governance Program Design Educational Events (workshops, training programs, and certification) Feasibility Studies and Market Analysis Grant Writing Assistance Research Long Term Community Sport Strategies

7 The purpose of the grant is to develop frameworks for community partnerships around CS4L and Physical Literacy programming. We are working with 5 municipalities



10 (Create a list with the participants)

11 Growing local sport tourism – US examples, Expanding emphasis on sport and recreation as an antidote to obesity Link between, sport and community partners – Municipality, Education, Health & Tourism Endorsement of Canadian Sport for Life and recognition that sport has great potential to help build healthier communities… Physical Literacy

12 Recreation / Physical Activity Physical Literacy CompetitiveSportParticipation Excellence Every child should be physically literate (competent in fundamental movement and sport skills) There is an optimal development pathway from playground/pond to podium CS4L Movement Every Canadian should be physically active for life through participation in sport and recreation 100% of population Cradle Somewhat later Active for Life



15 Physical Literacy: What Exactly is it? Physical literacy is the development of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit a child to move confidently and with control, in a wide range of physical activity, rhythmic (dance) and sport situations. Physical literacy also includes the ability to read what is going on around them in an activity setting and react appropriately to those events.

16 Physical Literacy: Acquiring skills and confidence allows individuals to enjoy a variety of sports and physical activities Where is Physical Literacy Developed? On the ground In and on the water On snow and ice In the air Developing physical literacy in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments is the basis for participating in a wide range of sports and physical activities.

17 When to Develop Physical Literacy The most important step toward developing physical literacy is the mastering of fundamental movement skills, but mastery does not happen all at once. For almost every skill, a developing child needs to go through a series of developmental stages


19 As suggested in a CS4L 2010 discussion paper: 1. Support the involvement of everyone 2. Audit existing equipment and facilities 3. Public active living opportunities for all ages 4. Equal opportunity for recreation & competition 5. Fair and equal access of all facilities 6. Forefront of physical literacy programming 7. Facilitate partnerships

20 Alignment in the Community Parks & Rec Club Sport Schools Facility Access Public Health Physical Activity & Wellness Public reach Coaches, volunteers

21 1. CS4L 6 Canadian Cities across Canada – Vancouver, Edmonton, Red Deer, Winnipeg, Cochrane & Chelsea 2. Ontario CSCO & the Province of Ontario 5 communities – Orillia, Aurora, Northumberland, Sudbury & Niagara Region



24 Simple: we can do more together Sharing information, best practices Liaison, advocacy, point of contact Education and sport development Partnering to host events, generate funding Support and assist sport volunteers

25 A solid community sport club… GOOD GOVERNANCE: Well run, responsive, sustainable GOOD PEOPLE & ENVIRONMENT: Safe, welcoming, accessible; Volunteers, coaches, officials GOOD PROGRAM: Athlete centered, coach driven, follows CS4L principles

26 A solid community sport club… LONG TERM SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT: Governance, planning, finance, operations LONG TERM COACH DEVELOPMENT: Human resources; volunteers, coaches, officials; NEW NCCP LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT: Athlete centered, coach driven, follows NSO/PSO CS4L principles LTSD + LTCD + LTAD = Quality sport experience! The missing link!

27 Facilities (access, cost, quality) Lack of coaches Lack of volunteers Lack of revenue/funding Red tape (municipal, PSO) Developing an Organizational Planning Framework

28 Windsor Sudbury Niagara Region Sport Kawartha Durham Region Ottawa – Later slide Aurora – Later slide Orillia – Later slide

29 Grassroots Hosting Professional Sport Olympic Sport Post Secondary Institutions Allocation Volunteerism Organization Participation Local Provincial National International Senators 67s CFL / AA Baseball Professional Events Sport Entertainment Algonquin College University of Ottawa University of Carleton Sport Canada NSO Provincial Sport Organization Multi-sport Organization

30 Started in 2005 2006 & 2010 All Candidates meeting Informal Board 18 sports represented – 10,000 members November 2011 Trillium Grant a.Volunteer Recognition Event b.Breakfast of Champions c.Women in Coaching d.Sport Hall of Fame (organize) e.New Website f.Full Time Program Director

31 Tried several times to establish a sport council 2011-2012 stronger commitment from the City Early in 2012 CSCO started to work with Paul from the Parks and Recreation Department In the Spring 2012, CSCO developed a workshop and follow-up meetings resulted in the following: RESULTS – Four Priorities 1. Development of a strategic plan 2.Development of a OSC website 3.Long term sport sustainability strategy 4.Research for an effective governance structure


33 How do you establish a sport council in your community/region ?


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