With goals of increasing physical activity in Ontario, the province created the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities fund in 2013. Since the program’s inception, it has supported over 400 projects province-wide, aiding over 425,000 residents in getting involved in physical activity.
The backbone of the program is predicated on embedding physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals of all ages. In addition to strengthening the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in key areas such as coaching, youth development and volunteer development, the program provides residents with additional opportunities to remain physically active. This also applies to those who experience barriers to participation and those who might be traditionally less active.