Fall 2020 Sport for Development Overview & Clinics
The Sport For Development team continues offering inclusive access to sport activities despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020-21 program year, the Sport For Development team will:
- Co-design gender-inclusive sport clinics with partner communities to be delivered across Canada.
- Continuously build local capacity on sport coaching and physical literacy.
- Support local initiatives that allow children and youth to have access to sport and physical literacy through community-led events.
- Remove barriers to access sport equipment and suitable spaces to participate in sport and physical activities.
- Support Community Mentors to deliver online engagements to children and youth in their communities, in case they face restrictions to deliver in-person programming.
- Develop new sport and physical activities resources, and train Community Mentors on how to use them in their programming.
The hockey clinic in New Brunswick was a community-led event that happened on November 1, 2020. The clinic was planned and delivered by the Community Mentors from Tobique First Nation and Kingsclear First Nation and local coaches; and remotely supported by the Sport For Development team.
The youth participants had the opportunity to practice their hockey skills, learn more from local coaches, socialize and access brand new hockey equipment and ice-time. 25 people participated in the clinic, including 20 youth and 5 local coaches.