The Sport Support Program (SSP) is the primary funding vehicle for the delivery of provincial/territorial government projects associated with the renewed Canadian Sport Policy.
The funding is aimed at:
A) Supporting projects that strengthen physical literacy and children and youth participation that are compatible with the first stages of Canadian Sport for Life:
• Active Start: Learn fundamental movements and link them together into play.
• FUNdamentals: Learn all fundamental movement skills and build overall motor skills.
• Learning to Train: Youth are developmentally ready to acquire the general sports skills that are the cornerstones of all athletic development.
B) Supporting projects that provide opportunities for persons from under-represented and/or marginalized populations to actively participate in sport including in roles as athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders.
Through this funding, Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council are funding 11 Provincial Sport Organizations and 7 community-based organizations. These organizations are using the funding to train coaches and officials and to provide youth throughout the province with opportunities to develop skills, at the appropriate stage of long-term athlete development, in the sports of their choosing.
For further information on the program please contact your Regional Manager or the Community Programs Manager, Ken Faulder at 204-925-5776.
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