Non-core sports are evaluated on the following criteria:
-NSO coaching assessment,
-Number of member competitors
-Inclusion in international major games
-Number of PTSO’s
-International Competitions performance assessment
-Own the Podium Ranking
Each non-core sport must go through the assessment process outlined above and is given a score for each assessment area. The total score is used to rank each sport. Sports are added to the program based on their rank and also on subjective criteria, including; gender balance, team sizes and the potential contribution the sport would make to the Canada Games brand.
To help ensure that the Canada Games Council is accountable to sport organizations and stakeholders alike, the CGC has a two step appeals procedure that is followed to resolve issues regarding Sport Selection. The first step involves CGC’s internal appeal policy and the second step, if needed, would follow the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada process. The Council recognizes the recommendations and ultimate decision of the independent arbitrators.