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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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Leaders in Training (LIT)

  • Africa
  • Swaziland

CGC co-developed the Leaders in Training (LIT) program with SOCGA members and has been involved in its implementation throughout. LIT’s vision is to empower youth to run grassroots sport development activities in their communities with a special focus on the inclusion of women and girls.

After receiving training in leadership, life skills, HIV/AIDS education, coaching, physical activity and sexual health, the youth leaders organize development through sport activities and act as mentors for their peers and children in the community.