Winnipeg Community Sport Policy

On November 14, 2012, City Council adopted the new Winnipeg Community Sport Policy (WCSP). The new policy replaces the 1983 City of Winnipeg Sport Policy that only reflected the City's role in sport.

The policy was developed in stages over several years. On June 14, 2010, six partners gathered at the Sport for Life Centre to sign a Letter of Intent about the future direction of sport in Winnipeg. The partners include the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Community Sport Alliance (WCSA), the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC), the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Manitoba Physical Education Supervisors Association (MPESA), and Sport Manitoba.

Letter of Intent

WCSP Framework

WCSP Executive Summary

Winnipeg Community Sport Policy

The Winnipeg Community Sport Policy has put together a logic model to guide the implementation and evaluation of the policy. The policy is based on the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) movement and the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). The policy committee structure continually changes as we move further into implementation. The current committee and sub-committee structure is depicted here.

Strategic Planning and Implementation

Winnipeg Community Sport Policy - Logic Model

Winnipeg Community Sport Policy - Action Plan 2015

Fall Forum 2015 - Working Group update report


See what the 6 community partners have to say about the Winnipeg Community Sport Policy

Access to Sport and Recreation Opportunities

The Winnipeg Community Sport Policy's Recreation Subsidy Committee has put together the "Everyone Can Play" guide to help service providers and organizations working with families experiencing barriers to recreation and sport participation.

The guide provides an overview of seven recreation and sport subsidy programs available in Winnipeg.

Everyone Can Play

Physical Literacy and Movement for Life

Movement for Life: Promoting Physical Literacy in the Early Years

Movement for Life! The Role of Adults in Physical Literacy Development - Poster, May 2019

Winnipeg boosts physical literacy in early education

Winnipeg Community Sport Policy Presentations and Conferences

Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children - Presentation, May 19-22, 2015

Canadian Sport for Life National Summit - Presentation, January 27-29, 2015

Winnipeg Community Sport Policy Partners