SPAR- Newsletter June 2022

2022 Alberta Sports Awards

Nominate an outstanding athlete, team, coach or official for the Alberta Sport Awards. Nominations close on July 1, 2022.
  • U21 Male and Female (Junior) Athlete and Team of the year
  • 21 and over Male and Female (Open) Athlete and Team of the year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Don Watts Coach Developer
  • Official of the Year
Nominations are now open. Please go the Alberta Sport Awards webpage for all the nomination forms.

Donation-Matching Campaign runs from April 1 - August 30, 2022

The Alberta Government will be matching Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (SPAR) Donation Fund Program donations until August 30, 2022. Up to $350,000 in matching funds are being made available to support sport, physical activity, and recreation in the province.

Alberta’s sport, physical activity, and recreation programs provide many essential services on which Albertans rely for their physical and mental health and valued quality of life. This donation-matching campaign builds on donor support for sector programs Albertans enjoy. This support will build the renewed capacity and resiliency of programming in Alberta.

Go to the SPAR Donation Fund Program website for more information on the program.

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Updates

The NCCP summer delivery schedule (June, July, and August) has now been posted on the NCCP Multi-Sport Calendar. It is recommended that coaches register in advance as modules fill up quickly.

New free eLearning modules are now available on the Locker. Coaches who are maintaining their trained or certified status will receive one Professional Development (PD) point upon completing each eLearning module:

Support Through Sport Series – four eLearning modules offers training and resources to empower coaches to recognize and take action to address gender-based violence and teen dating violence.

  • Bystander Empowerment: Learn how to be a helpful bystander (new).
  • Modelling Healthy Relationships: Learn strategies for modelling healthy relationships in sport (new).
  • Gender-based Violence in Sport: Learn to recognize and take action on gender-based violence (new).
  • Understanding Teen Dating Violence: the foundational module in the series and focuses on creating healthy environments for sport participants between the ages of 11-24 years of age.

Asthma Management in Sports  - In this module, you will build on your knowledge and awareness of managing asthma while playing sports. 

Sport Events Congress (SEC 22) November 2-4

SEC 22 is Canada’s largest gathering of organizations connected to the $7.4 billion+ sport tourism industry in Canada. It takes place on November 2-4 in Edmonton.

The congress has been designed to help facilitate the recovery of sport hosting. The SEC22 program is interactive, educational, offers opportunities for business-to-business networking, and evening social events.

Registration is now open. Visit the Sport Tourism Canada website for more information on registration, schedules, and speaker lineup.

Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport

The Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) is the core document that sets harmonized rules to be adopted by sport organizations receiving funding from the Government of Canada to advance a respectful sport culture that delivers quality, inclusive, accessible, welcoming, and safe sport experiences.

The UCCMS was first published in 2019 by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. A new updated version was published on May 31, 2022 by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and is effective no later than November 30, 2022.

Please go to the SPAR Safe Sport webpage to see the complete document.

Concussion Awareness

The #HeadstrongCanada campaign is based on the Government of Canada’s Concussion Framework and the Concussion Awareness toolkit, is designed to give every sport organization the resources they need to show they are concussion smart and  to learn the key points in concussion awareness.