Canadian Sport Centres
Canadian Sport Centres (CSCs) were created in partnership with Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Coaching Association of Canada and the provincial governments. The decision to proceed with establishing a network of centres was based on the following objectives shared by these national partners:
- To support the achievement of high performance sport excellence by Canadian athletes, including athletes with a disability, through fair and ethical means, in a harassment-free environment;
- To contribute to the holistic development of high performance athletes;
- To provide an enriched training environment in key locations across the country;
- To promote the profession of coaching; and
- To stimulate sport development across the country.
Beginning with the CSC Calgary in 1994, the Canadian Sport Centre network has now expanded to include:
Sport Canada’s support for the Canadian Sport Centres network and the individual centres within it is based on the following principles:
- Services complement and enhance programming for targeted national teams;
- Services are provided in line with the principles of long-term athlete development;
- Delivery of core services are of a consistent standard;
- Services are available to athletes in accordance with their official language needs;
- Partnerships at both the national and provincial levels are important for the development of a sustainable Canadian sport system; and
Support is provided for only one CSC per province or region of provinces/territories.