Enews sign up

The Edmonton Sport Council advances active living, active recreation and sport for all Edmontonians by collaborating with partners.

Front Page News

Job Opportunity - ESC Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership of the ESC, and the oversight of all operations, finances, and relationships. As such, the Executive Director will have an understanding and knowledge of, and experience with, Edmonton’s sport, active living, and active recreation sector. Responsibilities include implementing the organization’s strategic plan through initiatives and risk management strategies that ensure strategic objectives are achieved, operations are run effectively and efficiently, assets are protected, funds are spent appropriately, and development plans are achieved. The Executive Director works with the Board Chair and Board Committees to facilitate the operations and deliberations of the Board of Directors. Applications should be submitted to applications@edmontonsport.com. For more information, click here.

Community Investment Operating Grant - Applications are Open

The City of Edmonton Community Investment Operating Grant (CIOG) program provides operating assistance to Edmonton's non-profit organizations working towards the following outcomes: increasing social inclusion and increasing equitable access to participation. 

The following eligibility changes have been made:

  • Organizations must have eligible operating expenses of under $500,000 
  • A minimum of 75% of an organization’s participants must be residents of Edmonton  

The application deadline is Wednesday March 29.

2023-24 Alberta Budget

The Government of Alberta released the 2023 – 24 budget on February 28th, which includes the public ministry business plan on sport, recreation, and physical activity. The budget announced increased funding...

Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

Explore grants with later deadlines here.

Annual General Meeting - Hold The Date

The Edmonton Sport Council AGM will be held on Monday April 24th beginning at 7pm in Multipurpose Room #6 (Green and Gold Room) at the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre and virtually for those that wish to participate but unfortunately cannot attend in person.

New funding sources for non-profit sport and active recreation organizations

The Government of Canada has passed legislation allowing registered Canadian charities to provide grants to non-qualified donees. This change is especially important to Canada’s sport (and recreation) sector as, while participation benefits to an individual and the broad community are extensive, the courts have long determined that the promotion of sports is not a charitable purpose. A draft Revenue Canada guidance resource for this change is found at Registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees. This free-to-use toolkit with overview and checklist will help your organization understand these changes and related requirements and why they matter to your organization.

Action For Healthy Communities P.A.S.S Project Presents: Anti-Racism in Sport Workshop

Schedule a free workshop for athletes/youth ages 14 and up on the history of racism in Canadian sport, how racism can impact athletes, and how you can be an active ally for anti-racism in sport.

Workshop Details: Length: 1.5 Hours; Cost: FREE;

Amenities: Food can be provided; Where: In person @ a location that works for you/your team or online.

EDI Practitioner Tip Sheet: Avoiding EDI Policy Mistakes in Sport 

Many existing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) policies reinforce and justify (often unintentionally) exclusion and inequity. Check out this EDI Tip Sheet and more resources here.

Understanding: Start the Journey!

Prior to undertaking addressing the issue of under-represented populations in sport and active recreation, organizations should understand how the status quo came to be, mistakes and successes of others, and paths to success. These important matters are explored by the Inmotion Network in four one-hour webinars (the first two webinars and slides are now posted). Then, check out other great resources.

Alberta Non-profit Learning Centre

The Alberta non-profit learning centre provides resources on important concepts in governance of non-profits to support their role in the delivery of their programs and services in their communities.

These learning resources are intended to:

  • empower non-profits, their board members and volunteers through training
  • provide educational and training support in governance of non-profits
  • make it easier to find and access various types of resources that meet the specific needs of individual learners

Engaging Under-Represented Populations

It's important that sport and recreation organisations reflect the diversity of the communities in which they operate, and have practices in place to help them achieve their inclusion goals. The Sport Council website has several new pages with information and resources to support organizations in engaging under-represented populations including Edmontonians with disabilitiesgirls and womennewcomers, and indigenous and LGBTQI2S+ Edmontonians.

Links to the KidSport Calgary and KidSport Edmonton Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Discussion Series video recordings and resources can be found here.

Our strategic planning resource page will also assist you in integrating your engagement with these populations within your overall operating plan.

New Educational Opportunities

The Workshops, Conferences & Webinars page is updated almost every day with new online webinars, most of them free or low-cost. Below the current listings are links to previously recorded webinars on a variety of topics.

Live Active Stories of Edmontonians

Check out amazing Live Active stories, and if you are interested, share your Live Active story, especially if it is FREE or low cost, involves family members, is quick and easy, and can be done in a variety of locations. Send us your submission (up to 500 words) with a picture or link to your Live Active experience video.

The Live Active Update

Sign up for the Edmonton Sport Council's weekly Enews to receive information in a timely manner.

And check out what you've missed in The Live Active Update E-news Archive!