Amateur sport is important to the quality of life in the province of Ontario. Sport provides role models for the pursuit of personal excellence, exemplifies the value of teamwork and builds community pride. Competitive amateur sport also stimulates broadly based participation in physical activity, leading to better health, higher productivity and a stronger social fabric.
Multi-sport games provide the competitive opportunities athletes need to develop their talents and achieve excellence. In the host communities, these events encourage the creation of lasting partnerships, produce substantial economic benefits and help develop sport at the community level.
Ontario's most outstanding athletes and coaches are recognized each year through the Ontario Sport Awards. This provincial program also honours exemplary volunteers and corporate sponsors who have contributed to their community through support for amateur sports across the province.
A Declaration, enacted by the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Sport Ministers.
This website describes a 7-stage Canadian model of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), a training, competition, and recovery program based on developmental age — the maturation level of an individual — rather than chronological age. It is athlete centred, coach driven, and administration, sport science, and sponsor supported.
The Canadian Sport Policy, approved by Federal - Provincial / Territorial (F-P/T) Ministers responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation is set to expire in 2012. A process to review and possibly renew the policy is currently underway and being led by the Federal – Provincial / Territorial Sport Committee.
The Quest for Gold Program was established to provide additional support to athletes from Ontario and to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.