How can we advance para sport in Alberta? David Legg with Alberta Para Sport and Catherine Gosselin-Despres from the Canadian Paralympic Committee will guide a discussion with leaders in this session of what’s next for para sport in Alberta and what can be done to be even more inclusive in this area.
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
More than ever before sport organizations recognize that they have a duty of care to their entire membership, particularly their youth. In this session, representatives from Alberta Gymnastics Federation and Swim Alberta will share the advances that each of their organizations have made in developing and implementing best practices and guiding principles in ensuring that they have created a safer sport environment for their athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
Safe Sport Organizational Effectiveness
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
Child Sexual Abuse – Awareness and Education in Sport
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a national charity that works to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse and exploitation, will provide an overview of their organization, the work they are doing in sport, the scope of the problem of sexual abuse, and highlight tools available for sport to help mitigate risk.