S4D

Sport for development involves tapping into what sport can do “intentionally” to address a range of community priorities, such as community building, health promotion, Aboriginal youth engagement, economic revitalization, newcomer settlement, citizen participation and conflict resolution. While most sport for development happens at a local level around specific needs or opportunities, there is growing attention by policy-makers, philoanthropists and social investors in how sport for development increasingly resembles a trans-local movement, not just beyond our borders but also across Canadian communities.

SMG is a strong advocate for the intentional and innovative use of sport for development purposes. We have organized a number of Sport for Development (S4D) Gatherings, both nationally and regionally, which bring leaders and innovators in the field of sport for development together to exchange ideas, to advance the field and to focus our collective efforts.


Sport for Development Gatherings

The Sport for Development (S4D) Gathering brings leaders and innovators in the field of sport for development together each year to exchange ideas, to advance the field and to focus our collective efforts. Sport for development involves tapping into what sport can do for a range of community priorities, such as community building, health promotion, Aboriginal youth engagement, economic revitalization, newcomer settlement, citizen participation and conflict resolution. While most sport for development happens at a local level around specific needs or opportunities, there is growing attention by policy-makers and social investors in how sport for development increasingly resembles a trans-local movement, not just beyond our borders but also across Canadian communities.