Lack of Access and Inclusion

Good sport can reduce youth crime, improve school performance, and increase confidence, self-esteem and employment skills. Unfortunately it is often not accessible to those who stand to benefit the most.

We need to create better access to sport for all Canadians, including those from marginalized groups.

We have universal health care and public education in Canada. What we need now is universal access to sport participation – removing the economic, cultural, gender and other barriers to access. Every child in this country should have the opportunity to benefit from a values-based and principle-driven sport experience through participation at a level commensurate with their interest and ability.

Melia's Take: Access and Inclusion

I'm Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. I’m also a parent, coach, sports fan and player. This blog is written from all those perspectives…

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