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Edmonton Sport Council Governance

The Edmonton Sport Council's Nominations Committee is seeking "Expressions of Interest" from individuals who are interested in serving as a volunteer Director of the Edmonton Sport Council.

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.

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. A free webinar on February 23, hosted by a legal expert from IntegralOrg, will explore this issue. 

Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

Explore grants with later deadlines here.

Canadian Sport Policy Renewal – What We Heard Report

The renewed Canadian Sport Policy will help to identify Canadian sport priorities and provide guidance in advancing sport for the next 10 years. Canadians are invited to provide their thoughts to the CSP writing team. Feedback will be accepted until February 17.

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.

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