Prioritizing the health and safety of the sport system
Calgary, March 20, 2019 - The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSI Network) welcomes the increased support of the Government of Canada towards the health and safety of the Canadian sport system. With the investment of 30 million dollars over five years, and 6 million a year thereafter, Canadian sport organizations will be able to promote accessible, safe, ethical and fair sport.
By taking strong measures to protect the athletes and by deploying considerable financial resources, the Government of the Canada has demonstrated a vision long term to ensure the sustainability of our sport system.
“The COPSI Network is looking forward to working with the Minister on specifically how this investment will be allocated,” said Dale Henwood, President and CEO of the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. If this investment is directed to an increase in capacity of sport organizations, the COPSI Network will be better able to deliver essential services in the pursuit of athletic and personal excellence to athletes and coaches, thereby increasing the chances of success of our sport system. »
In addition to the announcement impacting the sport community, the COPSI Network welcomes new funding for infrastructure for local communities. By making funds available for infrastructure, including sport and recreation, the Government of the Canada offers communities access to modern and safe sport facilities.
The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) provides world-leading training environments to elite athletes and coaches across Canada. The team of experts delivers sport science and medicine, coaching, research and innovation, education and Game Plan services to power podium performances and help Canada win more medals. The Network includes four Canadian Sport Institutes (Pacific, Calgary, Ontario and Québec) and three Canadian Sport Centres (Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Atlantic).
Annie Gagnon, Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
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