That the government invest $3M in CPRA through the Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation Council (SPARC) to renew the Framework for Recreation in Canada ($500,000) and invest in CPRA’s ability to support the sector’s implementation of the Framework in the community ($250k/year for 10 years).
Everyone in Canada should be able to participate in community recreation/sport fully and safely. For most Canadians, that means local community-based recreation for health, enjoyment, and belonging. This investment would advance goals in the Common Vision and the Canadian Sport Policy (CSP), which emphasize the importance of grassroots participation and the vital role community recreation facilities play in sport and physical activity.
Like the CSP, the Framework, first supported by the federal government in 2015, requires updating (currently scheduled for 2025). The Framework aligns with the CSP and provides a structure under which sport and community recreation can work together to provide quality sport/recreational experiences for more Canadians.