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SportWORKS Projects

Commonwealth Games Canada has been involved in over 125 sport for development and sport development projects in over 30 countries around the world. Brief summaries of some of these projects are given below which includes: their geographic location, partners involved, and the associated CGC initiative.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights sport as “an important enabler of sustainable development”. It recognizes the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect, and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and girls, young people, individuals, and communities, as well as to health, education, gender equality and social inclusion objectives. Thanks to the generous support of the Government and Canada and our other donors, CGC is proud to be one of the world’s pioneers of international sport for development and sport development work.

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Botswana Long Term Athlete Development (BLTAD)

  • Africa
  • Botswana

CGC is supporting BNOC’s leadership in the implementation of a national Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) program based on that created by Canadian Sport for Life. This has involved: working with various NSOs, helping to develop and implement coach training and accreditation, and coordinating the delivery of primary and elementary school programs across the country.

Initial work has focused on athletics, Taekwondo, and swimming, and will continue to grow to other sports as the project unfolds.