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Increasing Participation Initiatives

The Sport Support Program (SSP) is the primary funding vehicle for initiatives associated with the delivery of the Canadian Sport Policy 2012. The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Bilateral component provides funding for programming that strengthens physical literacy and children and youth participation that are compatible with the first three stages of the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L).

Active Start – Learn fundamental movements and link them together into play
FUNdamentals – Learn fundamental movements and build overall motor skills
Learning to Train – Learn overall sport skills, general sport skill development

Funding is aimed at projects that provide opportunities for persons from under-represented and/or marginalized populations to actively participate in sport including in roles such as athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders.

The Manitoba-Community Sport for Life Program supports projects that reduce the barriers for children and youth from Aboriginal and new comer populations to participate in sport. It is a key foundation for increasing levels of physical activity in inner city, ethno-cultural, and Aboriginal populations. In partnership with Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council (MASRC), the focus is within both Winnipeg and isolated and remote communities throughout Manitoba.

Community Sport for Life Program consists of three activity areas:

Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learn to Train – Athlete and Leadership Development 
This project focuses on supporting Provincial Sport Organizations and community organizations to develop leaders/coaches/officials in their community and to provide opportunities for children and youth age 5-18 from under-represented/marginalized populations to have access to community based sport.

Aboriginal Sport Development and Capacity Building Project
This project will provide capacity building and apprentice coach opportunities that will provide professional growth in the areas of sport development and delivery and multi-sport games exposure. Training will also be provided to coaches in understanding the role of sports in aboriginal communities. These coaches will in turn youth in a multitude of sports using their knowledge gained from the Coach Manual Training Sessions.

Community Sport Development – Grants and Leadership Development Program
Funding will be provided to support coaches in their efforts to receive training and to support youth in participating in a new sport, learning sport skills and or attending a regional sport competition. The program will also support approximately Regional Coaching Academies to that provide coaches & leadership development training opportunities.

Through this funding Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council provide funding to 11 Provincial Sport Organizations, 6 community based organizations as well as many local community sport partners.

For more information on the program please contact your Regional Sport Development Officer or Amanda Daurie at 204-925-5907.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada

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