Sport and Government in Canada
Will Jackson, University of Windsor
⟶ Updated 9 months ago ⟶
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Creation of a Sport Ministry: Idea was tabled in the house of commons but was rejected.
Youth Training Act: Great depression forced a response from the government to train young people for manual labour jobs.
National Physical Fitness Act of Canada: Encouraging sports through educational programs.
NPFAC was Revoked
Physical Fitness Crisis
Duke of Edinburgh Speech: Declared that Canadians had a low level of physical fitness. This was embarrassing for the country.
1st Debate in House of Commons About Sport
Bill C-131, Act to Encourage Fitness and Amateur Sport: Multiparty bilateral agreement focused on the fitness of Canadians.
Direct Funding to NSOs
Canada Games: Promoting competition throughout young Canadian athletes. Takes place every 2 years. Province vs. Province.
Trudeau's Task Force: Examination of the state of sport in Canada.
Proposed Sport Police for Canada
First National Sport Organizations
IOC Announces Montreal 1976: Game Plan 76 was created in order to promote Canadian excellence at the Montreal games. Increased funding to athletes through talent identification. AAP was also created, this put funding directly into athletes pockets.
The Summit Series: Creating strong national identity.
National Conference on Women and Sport: Nothing came of it but it was an important step.
Montreal Olympics: Financial disaster but seen as a success internationally. Canada was the first host nation not to win a gold medal.
Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur Sport
Partners in Pursuit of Excellence: Federal level focusing on high performance, provincial focused on mass sport and rec. This was never tabled.
Canada Boycotts the Moscow Olympics
IOC Announces Calagary to Host 1988 Games: Best Ever 88. Four year plan to enhance the preparation of Canadian athletes for the games.
Women in Sport: Helping women get administrative and technical positions in sport.
Sports Organizations had to Represent Women: Equal access to resources for men and women.
Seoul Olympics: Ben Johnson wins 100 meter only to be caught using performance enhancing drugs. Race is now known as the dirtiest race in history.
Dubin Inquiry: After doping scandal, this inquiry was aimed at promoting ethics and values in Canadian sport.
Canadian Anti-Doping Organization (CADO)
Kim Campbell: Separated Sport Canada and Fitness Canada. Eliminated the minister of state forfitness and amateur sport. Decided only select NSOs would receive government funding.
Sport Funding and Accountability Framework: Began to hold organizations accountable for the funding they received.
Canadian Sport Policy
Bill C-12: Physical activity and sport act, this was to replace Bill C-131.
IOC Announces Vancouver 2010: This meant increased funding from the federal government. Implemented Own the Podium. Stated the goal was to be the top medal winning nation at the games.
Sport Canadas Policy on Aboriginal Peoples Participation in Sport
Policy on Sport for Persons with Disability
Federal Policy for Hosting International Sports Events
Official Languages Act for the Sport System
Policy on Sport for Women and Girls
Canadian Policy Against Doping in Sport
CSP 2002 was Renewed (CSP 2012): Focused on sport participation, values and ethics, equality, access and inclusion, diversity, and sport for development.
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