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New Jumpstart Sport Relief Funding

Thanks to a generous gift of $12 million from Canadian Tire Corporation, the Sport Relief Fund will be able to continue to provide much needed financial support to sport organizations to help build back sport and play through 2021.


Ipsos Poll: Sports Programmers Concerned About Permanent Closure

COVID-19 is jeopardizing the future of accessible sport in Canada, with a majority (52%) of providers of sports programming saying they are concerned (17% very/35% somewhat) about the permanent closure of their organization, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Canadian Tire Jumpstart.


COVID-19 updates for Sport and Active Recreation Organizations

Starting February 8, children and youth (18 or younger) will be allowed to participate in lessons, practices and conditioning activities for indoor and outdoor team-based minor sports and athletics. All games continue to be prohibited. Click here for all the details.


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.


COVID-19 Related Grants

The Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant is available to help Edmonton businesses (including non-profit organizations) recover from COVID-19. It provides local businesses and business organizations with flexible funding in order to relaunch and strengthen their business models.

Eligible small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits have the opportunity to apply for a second payment from the Government of Alberta's Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Applications will be open until March 31, 2021. On January 14, the Alberta government expanded the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant to allow new businesses and nonprofits to apply. Businesses that started operating between March 1 and October 31, 2020 will now be eligible for this funding.

Federally, Bill C-9 implemented new, targeted support to help businesses, non-profits and charities. The measures adopted are the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, the new Lockdown Support and the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.


Live Active Stories of Edmontonians

Check out amazing Live Active stories, and if you are interested, sharing 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 of your Live Active experience video.


Safe Sport During COVID-19 – Liability Considerations for Canadian Sporting Organizations

Gowling WLG has published an excellent summary of the current situation and suggestions for mitigating and minimizing the legal risks associated with COVID-19.


The importance of sport, physical activity and recreation during COVID-19

Brian Torrance, Edmonton Sport Council chairperson and the Hon. Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, discuss the importance of sport, physical activity and recreation during COVID-19.


COVID's Impact on Sport

Sport for Life has released the findings of a nationwide Impacts of COVID-19 on Local Sports Organizations survey  conducted between May 19 and June 5 based on a Sport Calgary survey which was replicated by other Alberta sport councils. The data collected from 1,300 respondents representing nearly 4 million members and more than 56 sports, informs governments of the operational and financial impacts the pandemic has had on sport organizations. Watch a recorded webinar which explores the National findings and/or the Alberta Report.


Re-Activating Edmonton: COVID-19 and Waivers

A Discussion with: Vivian R. Stevenson, QC

Session Overview: COVID-19 shut down sport and recreation as we knew it. As organizations begin to plan their return to play, it is essential that they have their waivers and assumption of risk documents reviewed. In this session, Ms. Stevenson identified the risks associated with not reviewing these documents, and clauses to be added, and other mitigations they should take to protect the health of organization’s and individuals. View this recorded session!


Re-Activating Edmonton: The importance of sport and community for overall wellbeing during COVID-19.

A Discussion with: Richard Lewanczuk MD, PHD and Kate Storey PhD, RD

Session Overview: COVID-19 has shut down sport and recreation as we know it and is impacting our mental health. In this session, Dr Lewanczuk and Dr Storey explored how play, be it through sport, physical activity, recreation, and community connections builds our overall wellbeing. View this recorded session!


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