Mandate and Priorities - Sport
Sport is one of the three pillars that represent the Department’s core activities.
Sport strategic outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport.
The Canadian Heritage Portfolio supports athletes and national sport organizations 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.
Sport contributes to healthier lives, builds strong communities, encourages social interaction, and promotes Canadian values at home and abroad.
Also, hosting international sporting events in Canada such as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games provides Canadian athletes access to upgraded facilities, modern equipment and competition opportunities.
In addition to promoting excellence in sport among Canadians and Canadian communities, the Department offers a range of programs and initiatives that encourage all Canadians to move, from beginners to high calibre athletes.