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The mission of Sport Canada is to enhance opportunities for all Canadians to participate and excel in sport. This is achieved by enhancing the capacity and coordination of the Canadian sport system, encouraging participation in sport and enabling Canadians with talent and dedication to achieve excellence in international sport.

The Government of Canada, in collaboration with its provincial/territorial government partners, has confirmed the broad directions of the Canadian Sport Policy (CSP).  The following are the goal statements in support of the policy’s four pillars:

Enhanced Excellence
That by 2012, the pool of talented athletes has expanded and Canadian athletes and teams are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition through fair and ethical means.

Enhanced Participation
That by 2012, a significantly higher proportion of Canadians from all segments of society are involved in quality sport activities at all levels and in all forms of participation.

Enhanced Capacity
That by 2012, the essential components of an ethically based, athlete/participant-centred development system are in place and are continually modernized and strengthened as required.

Enhanced Interaction
That by 2012, the components of the sport system are more connected and coordinated as a result of the committed collaboration and communication amongst the stakeholders.

To fulfill our mission and contribute to the achievement of the Canadian Sport Policy goals, Sport Canada develops policies, provides financial support through funding programs and undertakes a number of special initiatives.