Exploring the Systematic and Technical Gaps within the Canadian Paralympic Sport System and Highlighting Future Trends and Opportunities for Sustainable Sport Specific Athlete Pathways
Catherine Gosselin-Despres – Canadian Paralympic Committee
David Legg – Alberta Para Sport
Element – Accessible Sport
This presentation will draw on a wide range of scholarly research and best practices related to talent identification and development in sport. It will begin by discussing some of the key challenges, and some promising solutions, to identifying those prospects with the greatest potential to become the elite performers of the future. It will then describe the essential characteristics of some of the most successful athlete development environments in the sporting world.
Finally, it will offer a new conception as to how the Alberta Sport System, and each sport within it, might re-imagine our approach to talent identification and development for the benefit of the many athletes who we serve.
Sport Reflects the Principles of Inclusive Athlete Developmental Environments
Join representatives from the Canadian Sport Institute – Calgary, Coaching Association of Canada and the Alberta Sport Connection as they lead a facilitated discussion on the challenges and opportunities with the National Coaching Certification Program here in Alberta.
Topics of discussion will include training, certification, online delivery and The Locker platform. Session 2 of 2.
An effective safe sporting environment program and framework recognizes that everyone has a role and responsibility to ensure both the safety and development of your athletes or participants.
This session will focus on sharing best practices, policies and guiding principles organizations need to put in place to support safe places for people to fully enjoy the sport or services you provide.
Participants to the session will come away with an understanding of: how formal guiding principles form the foundation for inclusion and safe places in your programs and services; what a national framework for safe sport looks like; and best practices that have been implemented at the provincial level by Swim Alberta to provide athletes an environment that is free from abuse and harassment.
This session will aid organizations in understanding hot legal topics effecting the sport sector. This presentation will expand on topics such as employees vs. contractors, conflict management, the legalization of cannabis, waivers and more. Awareness and education is a powerful tool to minimize legal risks.
Host – Kate Moorhouse – Manager, Education, Diversity and Inclusion – Canadian Olympic Committee
Rosie Cossar – 2012 Olympian – Consultant, Sport Inclusion – Canadian Olympic Committee
Isabelle Cayer – Manager, Diversity and Inclusion – Coaching Association of Canada
Stephanie Shostak – President Alberta Volleyball Officials Association / You Can Play Ambassador
Kieran Block – Former Canadian Sledge Hockey Team Member / You Can Play Ambassador