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Athletics Alberta is proud to be a TRUE SPORT Sports Organization
The True Sport Movement is powered by Canadian sport organizations who share a commitment to the belief that good sport is healthy, fair, inclusive and fun. Leaders of the True Sport Movement believe that good sport can make a big difference in the lives of all Canadians and the True Sport tips and tools can help them achieve their goals.
By using sport intentionally to promote positive athletic participation, sport organizations are able to express the True Sport Principles.
What is True Sport? True Sport is a social movement powered by people who believe that sport can transform lives and communities—if we do it right. True Sport members across Canada are committed to community sport that’s healthy, fair, inclusive, and fun. True Sport members stand together against cheating, bullying, aggressive parental behaviour, and win-at-all-costs thinking. Click here to learn more about True Sport Principles.
Who is True Sport? Anyone who has joined True Sport and continues to train and compete according to the True Sport Principles is part of the Movement. True Sport includes every sport at every level: from little-leaguers to Olympians, from archery and hockey to basketball and track. True Sport also includes communities whose leaders understand that participatory sport is a powerful driver of health and social connectedness in cities and towns across the country.
Where is True Sport? True Sport lives across Canada in communities of every size. True Sport athletes who compete internationally bring the spirit of the movement with them wherever they go.
Why True Sport? Every year, millions of Canadians come together through sport. In every province and territory, community sport inspires friendship, learning, health, and personal growth. Canadians tell researchers that after the family, sport is the most powerful influence on young people’s development. That’s why True Sport members believe in making participatory sport the best it can be.
The growing number of Canadians behind the True Sport Movement believe that the way we play together shapes how we live together. Sport falls short of its potential when negative behaviour gets in the way of the positive things community sport can teach us about working together, respecting each other’s efforts, and handling both victory and defeat with the grace of a champion. Click here to learn more about Canadians’ strong commitment to community sport.
How do I join the Movement? If True Sport sounds like you, you can get your team, league, school, or community on board. Click here to find out how.
The History of True Sport
Learn about the history of the True Sport Movement. Access research that shows why True Sport matters.
Principles for Sport
True Sport teams, clubs, athletes, coaches and teachers commit to these Principles for Sport.
Principles for Communities
True Sport communities, sport organizations, leagues and schools commit to these Principles for Communities.
When your group declares its commitment to the True Sport Principles, you are taking the first important step toward bringing True Sport to life in your community.
Community Sport in Canada - Facts from the True Sport Report
How can we help you today?
To find these resources, please select from the list below the kind of group you represent:
Allies – Non-sports groups that value good sport (Boys and Girls Clubs)
Citizens – Individuals who support True Sport (parents, teachers, coaches, athletes, volunteers)
Communities – Municipalities (towns, cities, villages) of any size across Canada
Facilities – Arenas, community sport centres, courts, fields, pools, parks and tracks
Schools – Elementary and high schools, colleges and universities
Sports Organizations – Leagues, clubs, associations, federations and governing bodies
Teams – Groups that come together to participate in sport