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Winnipeg Community Sport Policy

 

Stage 3 - Draft Policy and Open Forum Dates

At present, the sport partners and stakeholders have completed a final draft of the sport policy as well as a final draft of the executive summary for the sport policy draft document.  There will be two open forums (information below) which will allow the public to voice their concerns and ask any questions they may have with regard to the draft policy.  Once the forums are complete and any changes have been made, the final Winnipeg Community Sport Policy will be presented to the City of Winnipeg and requested to be adopted.  The other partners and stakeholders will be requested to endorse the new policy.

Open Forums (open to the public)

Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre at 625 Osborne St South

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility at 90 Sinclair at Dufferin

 

If the policy is adopted and endorsed, the forth and final stage will consist of developing implementation plans and strategies to attach actions to the new Winnipeg Community Sport Policy. This will provide ongoing structure and process required to ensure that the future of sport in Winnipeg is progressive and dynamic and based on a shared vision.

 

Stage 2 - Progressing Towards a Winnipeg Community Sport Policy

Representatives from sport's various partners and stakeholder organizations including Sport Manitoba, Winnipeg Community Sport Alliance, General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres, Manitoba Physical Education Supervisors Association, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the City of Winnipeg Community Services Department have been working together towards creating a new Winnipeg Community Sport Policy.

From October to December of 2010 these partners and stakeholders actively engaged their members, partner organizations and/or constituents in a facilitated consultation process using the Canadian Sport for Life model as well as the "principles" and "areas of emphasis" that were established in the Framework to Develop a Winnipeg Community Sport Policy document as the basis for the discussion. The consultation process provided the partners and stakeholders with key issues that need to be addressed in order to create a sport policy that fits Winnipeg. Stage 2 - Progressing Towards a Winnipeg Community Sport Policy  

 

Stage 1 - Partners Sign City Of Winnipeg Community Sport Policy Letter of Intent

Six partners gathered at the Sport for Life Centre on Monday, June 14, 2010, to sign the Letter of Intent regarding the future direction of sport in Winnipeg. The partners involved with this initiative include the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Community Sport Alliance (WCSA), the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC), the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Manitoba Physical Education Supervisors Association and Sport Manitoba. The purpose of the letter of intent is to express the partners' commitment to developing a Community Sport Policy.  This policy will set the direction for the development and delivery of community sport in Winnipeg. 

View Letter of Intent (PDF)

Signing of the Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent Signing

Back row: Rick Lambert; Sport Manitoba, Gerald Ouellette; Winnipeg Community Sport Alliance, Larry Gledhill; General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres

Front Row: David Bard; Manitoba Physical Education Supervisors Association; Dr. Catherine Cook; Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; Dan Prokopchuk; City of Winnipeg Community Services Department

 

For more information regarding this initiative, please contact the WCSA at 925-5907.