Making a Difference & Becoming Different

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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Olympic Ideals

  • Caribbean & Americas
  • Barbados

CGC organized symposiums and workshops to promote the Olympic ideals. By blending sport with culture and education, Olympism promotes a way of life based on: the balanced development of mind, body, and character; the joy found in effort; the educational value of being a good role model for others; and observing the universal ethics of tolerance, generosity, unity, friendship, non-discrimination, and respect for others.

Through the program, national athletes taught children about the ideals of sport and fair play, as well as issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention.