Background

The Calgary Sport Council is a volunteer nonprofit society, representing sport in the City of Calgary. As an advocate of sport, we strive to assist, support and influence the growth of sport in Calgary by:

  • Advocating the values and benefits of sport.
  • Increasing the profile of amateur sport
  • Facilitating education and training opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and volunteers.
  • Acting as a resource for amateur sport organizations
  • Encouraging and facilitating sport tourism in Calgary.
  • Working toward the development of a vision and strategy to deal with growth of sport in Calgary.
  • Assisting with the implementation of the Civic Sport Policy, the first of its kind in Canada.

Vision

The Vision of the Calgary Sport Council is to be a voice for amateur sport.

Mission

Through strong partnerships, the Calgary Sport Council assists, supports, and influences the growth of amateur sport in Calgary.

History

In 2002, the Calgary Sport Council inaugural Board of Directors was formed as a result of the work of a dedicated group of volunteers. The formalization of the Calgary Sport Council was the first step toward bringing sport organizations together in an effort to discuss issues and opportunities to enhance the delivery and development of amateur sport in Calgary.

Recognizing the implications of Calgary’s rapid growth on the sport community, the Calgary Sport Council initiated the formation of the Civic Sport Policy. Developed by the Calgary Sport Council in partnership with the City of Calgary and the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, the Civic Sport Policy will guide the development of sport in the city. In 2005, City Council approved the Civic Sport Policy, the first of its kind in Canada.

In 2007, the Calgary Sport Council, in partnership with the City of Calgary, launched the first-ever Sport Needs and Preferences Study. This Study will create an accurate picture or Calgary’s sport community and provide the base information for the development of a Sport 10-year Strategic Plan.