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ESC Director Recruitment

In preparation for the 2019 Annual General Meeting, 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. Click here for further information.

Charitable Gaming Review

In early 2019, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) started a review of the province's charitable gaming model. This review will help inform decisions about how the model can be updated and strengthened to ensure that Albertans and their communities benefit from charitable gaming proceeds. The first phase of the review is targeted at licensed organizations to enable AGLC to better understand the main issues important to them. It will begin in January 2019 and include an online survey along with consultation with regional stakeholder working groups throughout the province.

Alberta Sport Recognition Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for these awards which recognize and celebrate the coach developers, coaches, officials, and sport volunteers who impact the sport system in Alberta. Nominations close on February 22.

Canadian kids need to move more to boost their brain health

According to ParticipACTION, all kids deserve to thrive in mind and body. But in order for them to reach their full mental, emotional and intellectual potential, their bodies have to move to get the wheels in their brains turning.

While Canadian kids received a "B+" for Sleep and a  "B" for organized sport, other marks included a "D+" for Physical Literacy, a "D" in Physical Fitness, and an "F" for 24-Hour Movement Behaviours which resulted in a "D" for overall physical activity. Review the highlight report card or the full report card, and the experts' statement on Physical Activity and Brain Health in Children and Youth.

Community Investment Operating Grant Review

The City of Edmonton Community Investment Operating Grant (CIOG) provides operating assistance to Edmonton’s non-profit organizations, including recreation/amateur sport, whose activities result in benefits to the citizens of Edmonton. These grants enhance the existing programs and services of local sport organizations and enable them to expand their operations to include new participants. The 2018 CIOG program awarded funding to 121 sport groups in Edmonton. Read the full analysis here.

Gender Based Violence

The City of Edmonton's Gender-based Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative aims to reduce and ultimately end gender-based violence and sexual assault in Edmonton. As it does happen in sport in Edmonton, find out more here and consider initiating Respect in Sport within your sport.

LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport

Much of sport is organized by sex or gender; however, not every athlete fits into or identifies with the binary of male and female. Creating welcoming, inclusive teams for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-identified, queer, intersex and two spirited community and allies is new territory for many sport organizations. Go to LGBTQI2S for quality resources.

Quality Sport

Quality sport doesn't just happen, but occurs through intentional preparation. Sport New Zealand believes that quality sport, opportunities and experiences are vital to enrich and inspire the lives of young people by creating a lifelong love of sport. To this end, they have developed a great graphic of Young People's Quality Indicators. Sport for Life identifies that quality sport and physical activity are achieved when the right people do the right thing at the right time. Their ideas are presented in a Quality Sport Checklist.  Together, these two resources enable all organizations to advance quality sport. How's your organization doing?

New Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada Resource

The Sport for Life Society has published the Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada resource, through support from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. Newcomers to Canada come with a unique inventory of sport and movement skills and, like all Canadians, require an individualized approach to enhance their own level of physical literacy through quality, stage-appropriate experiences. This resource is a guide developed for organizations, highlighting possible solutions to barriers and opportunities to support newcomers in sport and physical activity.

Automotive Insurance and Sport Organizations: Why you need to be informed

The Sport and Law Strategy Group has just released a very insightful blog regarding automobile insurance that  should be read by every sport volunteer, employee and board member. Find it @

Live Active: A Collaborative Strategy for Active Living, Active Recreation, and Sport in Edmonton 2016-2026

The Live Active Strategy was developed through extensive consultations over the past 2 years including representatives from active living, active recreation, sport and multi-sector organizations, and the general public. On Tuesday November 29, Edmonton City Council approved the Strategy. The Executive Summary is available here.

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