Roundtable – Building a Stronger Canada through Sport

Hosted by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs

Presented by

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs is pleased to host a Roundtable on ethics and sports presented by The Public Policy Forum, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

Sport is a significant source of public benefit, a part of the lives of many Canadians and a significant part of communities throughout Canada. From recreational activities to professional leagues, sport is known to enhance health, personal development, community-building, social inclusion, economic development, civic participation and job creation. It brings disparate communities together. It teaches lifelong lessons and transferable skills. And it produces athletes who exhibit behaviours and norms that millions of children seek to emulate. It is for these reasons that this national initiative aims to bring together hundreds of Canadians to generate ideas that help to create a sport culture that intentionally puts good values first at every stage of the sport system.

This roundtable will be one of 5 held in locations throughout Canada. The goals for these sessions are to raise awareness of emerging issues and deepen our understanding of what values-based sport is; to bring out compelling examples of where values-based sport is already making a difference; to expose the barriers to values-based sport; and to identify the pivotal levers of change in the sport system that will cement values into every aspect of Canadian sport.

The learnings from the Roundtables will serve as the springboard for further debate and discussion at a National Symposium in October in Ottawa. The Symposium will generate an Action Plan that triggers a fundamental shift in our sport system to one that is intentionally and irrevocably values-based.

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