Sport Matters Group Recommends Amendments to Bill S-228 to better combat child obesity / inactivity

OTTAWA (April 25, 2018) – A coalition of over 80 sport, physical activity and recreation organizations under the umbrella of the Sport Matters Group is urging the federal government to make amendments which include an exemption to sport sponsorship from Bill S-228: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children).


AthletesCAN to revive Canadian Sport Awards in partnership with CBC Sports in 2018

Ottawa, ON (February 7, 2018) – On September 20, 2018, AthletesCAN will host the Canadian Sport Awards in Ottawa, ON.  This iconic awards show was first established 45 years ago to showcase excellence in Canadian sport and quickly evolved to become the premier event for national sport achievement and leadership recognition.


AthletesCAN applauds the federal government's investment in direct support to Canadian athletes

Trevor Hirschfield (Wheelchair Rugby)

Friday, October 13, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) - Canadian athletes are celebrating today as the federal government announced direct support to Canadian athletes through the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP), also referred to as 'carding'. The additional $5 million investment delivers on an 18% increase in the budget released in March 2017, 13 years in the making.



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