Full Team Ahead: The Benefits of Team Sport to Canadian Sport

Published December 12, 2009

We know that sport and physical activity produce positive health effects in individuals. However, until now the particular value of team sports to Canadian sport has not been explored. The first order of business of the Canadian Team Sport Coalition (made up of the organizing bodies of 19 Canadian team sports) was to complete this exploration. The results are described in this report, which reveals that team sport adds significant value to the Canadian sport system and to the well-being of Canadians. As the entry point to sport for millions of youngsters, team sport offers unique experiences that teach life skills and contribute powerfully to the fabric of Canadian society. Indeed, team sport fosters an unparalleled sense of national pride - one that connect us all to a common purpose.

Read more (PDF): Full Team Ahead (full report)

Brief - Research
Brief - Key Informants
Brief - Athlete Survey
Brief - Executive Summary

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