Top of page
Sports

Qualtrough announces funding to boost sports participation by removing barriers

Close-up disabled man holding basketball

Sport has the power to help build stronger and healthier communities. To provide more Canadians with opportunities to experience the transformative power of sport, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, announced more than $16.7 million in funding through the Community Sport for All Initiative. Through this investment, 39 National Sport Organizations (NSO) will be able to give Canadians access to and stay involved in sport in communities from coast to coast to coast.

The Community Sport for All Initiative supports NSOs in establishing more accessible and locally organized sport programs aimed at reducing barriers to participation, particularly among Black, Indigenous and racialized communities as well as 2SLGBTQI+ individuals, persons with disabilities, people with low incomes and newcomers.

Initiatives include drop-in experiences, multi-week programs, youth day camps and the acquisition of equipment to improve access to sport and physical activity. Funding will also be used for the development of educational resources for community-based sport organizations to increase participation and retention rates.

The minister made the announcement during a visit to the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (Boccia Canada) in Ottawa. The organization is receiving $86,500 to support opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in boccia through their Take the Shot Program.

You might also like

Athletic men with artificial bionic legs playing soccer at the stadium Athletic men with artificial bionic legs playing soccer at the stadium

Seeking innovative solutions to empower persons with disabilities in sports

Innovative small-to-medium sized businesses are being encouraged to develop new…

businesswoman in wheelchair going through reports while working female coworker in the office. businesswoman in wheelchair going through reports while working female coworker in the office.

Canada launches Inclusive Workplaces campaign

The Government of Canada is making significant and targeted investments…

a photo of network members Melissa Hale (left) and Jessi Hooper (right) facilitating a Building Inclusive Sport Clubs workshop in a meeting room. Melissa is standing and speaking holding notes and a pen. Jessi is sitting, listening and smiling. Behind the two is a television screen with a presentation. a photo of network members Melissa Hale (left) and Jessi Hooper (right) facilitating a Building Inclusive Sport Clubs workshop in a meeting room. Melissa is standing and speaking holding notes and a pen. Jessi is sitting, listening and smiling. Behind the two is a television screen with a presentation.

New network aims to empower women with disabilities in sports leadership

Disability Sports Australia and Victoria University, Melbourne have launched the…

wheelchair user in the street wheelchair user in the street

Organizations collaborate on research and development in accessibility standards

Accessibility Standards Canada and UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) have…