Policies, Programs, and Increased Participation in Sport
The report “Policy and program considerations for increasing sport participation among members of underrepresented groups in Canada. 2nd Edition” provides evidence for how “inclusive policies and programming benefit all who may feel excluded from sport. Some women and girls, Indigenous people, persons with a disability, recent immigrants, new Canadians, socio-economically disadvantaged Canadians, older adults, members of the LGBTQ2IA+ community, and Canadians living in rural, remote and isolated regions do not participate at the same rates as their mainstream counterparts.
The first section of this report presents participation rates and barriers to participation by each of the target groups, while the second section presents evidence for addressing barriers and increasing sport participation. Practical ideas for action are presented.”
Report citation: Cragg, S. Policy and program considerations for increasing sport participation among members of underrepresented groups in Canada. 2nd ed. Ottawa, Canada: Sport Canada, 2019.