What is community sport? • Club sport • School sport • Municipal parks and recreation programs
What challenges does community sport face? • Organization development – fund raising, program quality, and organizational effectiveness • Volunteer leadership – recruitment, development, retention and recognition • Facilities – building new, rebuilding old • Access – ensuring that everyone can participate
What type of services can a community sport council offer? • Coordinate facilities, registration, services, and standards for coaches, volunteers and administrative staff; • Share information and learn best practices from each other; • Apply for capital improvement grants and funds; • Receive charitable donations, hold fund raising campaigns and approach sponsors as a united group;
What type of services can a community sport council offer? • Develop sport tourism, youth-at-risk prevention programs, volunteer development programs, coaching programs, focus on community health issues etc; • Work together to develop sport-related special events in the region, e. g. Ontario Summer Games, championships and Games; • Be part of the Ontario-wide Community Sport Network, to share information and best practices.
The future of community sport councils: • Sport tourism – event bidding, hosting and management • Focus on community health development • Service provider contracts with municipal government • Provision/coordination of volunteer development services, eg coach training • Revenue supports local development
What type of Funding is available to Councils? • Ontario Trillium Foundation • Municipal Funds • Fundraising Events ie. Dinner
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