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Facility Inspections

The Government of Alberta will be conducting facility inspections across various industries to ensure controls in relation to COVID-19 are in place. They may show up without notice or request a time when the facility operator/management is available.


New & Reopened Grant Programs

The Community Initiatives Program Project-Based grant stream has reopened. Higher priority will be given to projects that consider public health measures, and programs and projects that support social connectivity. Next deadline is September 15.

The Sport Participation Support Program provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations towards the development and operation of projects/programs that increase sport opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders from under-represented and/or marginalized populations or support projects strengthening physical literacy in children and youth participation that are compatible with the first three stages of the long-term development framework.

The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that faced restrictions or closures from public health orders, and experienced a revenue loss of at least 50 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Status Update - City of Edmonton Facilities, Programs & Services

Arenas open for booking (no public skate times):
Clareview, Londonderry, Mill Woods, Callingwood, Kenilworth, Castle Downs, Russ Barnes, and the Meadows are now open for ice users. Crestwood and Michael Cameron arenas are open for concrete users.

Fitness Centres and Gymnasiums:
Commonwealth, Clareview, Kinsmen, the Meadows, and Terwillegar by appointment only. Walking tracks are being used to enable equipment spacing and are not open as tracks. Gymnasium use is limited to badminton and pickleball, and it is recommended to bring your own equipment. Commonwealth and Terwillegar Gyms are the only spaces available for outside group bookings.

Aquatic Facilities:
Clareview, Jasper Place, Bonnie Doon & Kinsmen are open for lane swim, aquafit classes, swim lessons, and public swim.

Entry times for Fitness Centres, Gymnasiums and Aquatic facilities must be booked in advance at https://movelearnplay.edmonton.ca or by calling 311 and are time limited. For more information, visit: https://www.edmonton.ca/activities-parks-recreation.aspx.


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.


Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant

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.


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!


Re-Activating Edmonton: City of Edmonton

COVID-19 has shut down sport as we know it. In this Tuesday June 2nd 2020 webinar, the City of Edmonton:

  1. Shared corporate relaunch principles and the relaunch considerations.
  2. Provided examples of a business line that was re-introduced.
  3. Answered questions from Edmonton's sport community.

A webinar recording is available and a quality copy of the slide deck can be downloade


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