Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Mandate Letter Published

November 13, 2015 -Prime Minister Trudeau released the mandate letters for each of cabinet members.

The mandate letter for the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities (Hon. Carla Qualtrough) is posted here

Top Priorities Listed for the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

  • Lead an engagement process with provinces, territories, municipalities, and stakeholders that will lead to the passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act.
  • Work with the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to deliver on Liberal commitment to support the construction of recreational infrastructure that allows more children access to sport and recreation.
  • Work with the Minister of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada to support a national strategy to raise awareness for parents, coaches, and athletes on concussion treatment.
  • Work with the Minister of Canadian Heritage to include sport and recreation in championing government-wide efforts to promote the celebration of Canada 150, with a particular emphasis on celebrating the achievements of athletes and persons with disabilities.
  • Lead preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics and future international sporting events.
  • Create greater links between our elite athletes and young Canadians to promote health and achievement among youth.

Mandate Letters for other related Ministers

Proper advocacy for the sport, physical activity and recreation sectors requires collaboartion with many related ministries and stakeholders. The following list provides links to the mandate letters for ministries that complement / affect the work of our sector. 

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Mandate Letter - See more at: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/ministerial-mandate-letters#sthash.JCS4OVfv.dpuf

 

top priorities:

  • Lead an engagement process with provinces, territories, municipalities, and stakeholders that will lead to the passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act. In this work, you will be supported by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
  • Work with the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to deliver on our commitment to support the construction of recreational infrastructure that allows more children access to sport and recreation.
  • Work with the Minister of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada to support a national strategy to raise awareness for parents, coaches, and athletes on concussion treatment.
  • Work with the Minister of Canadian Heritage to include sport and recreation in championing government-wide efforts to promote the celebration of Canada 150, with a particular emphasis on celebrating the achievements of athletes and persons with disabilities.
  • Lead preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics and future international sporting events.
  • Create greater links between our elite athletes and young Canadians to promote health and achievement among youth.

- See more at: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister-sport-and-persons-disabilities-mandate-lett...

top priorities:

  • Lead an engagement process with provinces, territories, municipalities, and stakeholders that will lead to the passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act. In this work, you will be supported by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
  • Work with the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to deliver on our commitment to support the construction of recreational infrastructure that allows more children access to sport and recreation.
  • Work with the Minister of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada to support a national strategy to raise awareness for parents, coaches, and athletes on concussion treatment.
  • Work with the Minister of Canadian Heritage to include sport and recreation in championing government-wide efforts to promote the celebration of Canada 150, with a particular emphasis on celebrating the achievements of athletes and persons with disabilities.
  • Lead preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics and future international sporting events.
  • Create greater links between our elite athletes and young Canadians to promote health and achievement among youth.

- See more at: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister-sport-and-persons-disabilities-mandate-lett...