The Canada Games Council (CGC) is excited to present its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and a bold, innovative direction to accelerate the evolution of the Canada Games Movement.
Through the power of sport, we strengthen the fabric of Canada. Driven by that mission, we envision a future where the Canada Games are a renowned celebration of sport that sparks greatness in future leaders, celebrates Canada’s diversity and champions sustainable communities.
The new Strategic Plan is founded on the CGC values of collaboration, inclusion, integrity and passion and guided by a set of core principles: to be innovation driven, operationally excellent, sport centered, sustainable, and youth focused.
After a robust consultation process, the CGC drew inspiration from the unified voices and collective vision of Canada Games stakeholders, participants and volunteers in the development of the new Strategic Plan. Five key priorities emerged:
-Reflect Canada’s Diversity
-Reinforce the High Performance Pathway
-Reach Greater Audiences
-Reduce Environmental Impact
“We are thrilled to share the new Strategic Plan with the Canada Games family and embark on this journey together. We knew we could not travel this path alone, so we made sure to design a process through which we primarily listened: to the sport community, to our Host Societies, to our Governments, and to Canadian youth. We believe our new Strategic Plan focuses on what resonates with youth, who are Canada's future leaders on and off the field of play,” said Kelly-Ann Paul, the CGC’s President and CEO.
“Sport is transformative and we are especially excited to focus on what the Canada Games can do for the environment and social inclusion.The Canada Games and sport system have a role to play to support positive change. We want to lead by example to ensure that the Games are as sustainable as possible and that everyone can see themselves within the Canada Games Movement.”
About the Canada Games Council
The Canada Games Council, a private, non-profit organization, is the governing body for the Canada Games. Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system, in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. The organization of the Canada Games is made possible through the tireless dedication of local Host Societies and the contribution and support of the federal, provincial/territorial and host municipal governments.
The office is located in Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabek People.