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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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Ready & Able

  • Caribbean & Americas
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Ready & Able provides children with a disability sporting opportunities in their schools and communities. Participants learn life lessons and have opportunities to improve their skills and become empowered, while encouraging community integration and awareness of children with a disability. Activities have been adapted to accommodate persons with mild to severe disabilities spanning visual, mental, physical, and or auditory impairments.

Working with TTASPE, CGC volunteers have supported the program’s planning, development, and delivery.