Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)
To establish a “Community Connections Fund” that will match local contributions for CS4L projects.
Sport is so much more than the games we play. Sport brings people together from diverse backgrounds. It reinforces healthy lifestyles and fosters civic pride and participation.
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s Sport for Development initiative envisioned and supported a network of community leaders. The goal? To actively use sports programs to help build more resilient places to live.
The Sport for Development movement in Canada involves projects that use sport to build healthy communities. It trains the next generation of leaders and influences government at all levels to adopt more inclusive and robust sport-related policies.
McConnell has long supported community sport projects. We have made a positive impact through:
From 2011 to 2015, we collaborated with the Ontario Trillium Foundation on several projects. This included an initiative to embed local sport granting within community foundations.
The granting phase of Sport for Development is complete. We learned a lot. We continue to share knowledge gained from community sport approaches with key players. They include professional sport foundations, coaches’ associations and communities committed to engaging youth.
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