Minutes / Proces Verbal

Board of Directors / Comité administratif

August 15, 2006 – Sherbrooke, QC - le 15 août, 2006


1.         President's Call to Order

In attendance:

Roger Murray, President         Shawn Riggs, Athlete Rep

Bruce Savage, ACC               Al Wills, VP International         Arthur Nault, HPC

Tom Paukovic VP 3D             Rick Comeau, AANS              Dave Galloway, AANB

Guy Bigras, FTAQ                  Don Munroe, OAA                   Allan Actimichuk, ABAM

Ken Chipley, SAA                    Vickilynne Schleppe, ATAA     Susan Lemke, BCAA


Guests:          Daniel Lamontagne, Sport Canada

Kathleen Millar, FCA Executive Director

Clifford Doody, FTAQ Executive Director

Dave St. Gelais, Millennium Canada

André Rioux, Millennium Canada


Absent with regrets:             Don Lohnes, VP Marketing & Administration


2.                Acceptance of the Minutes, July 24, 2005

• Minutes were published in Directors' Mailing #2005-04 on September 19, 2005 & on the FCA web site


Motion #B2006-01:           to approve the minutes as published.

Moved by:        Arthur Nault                 Seconded by:  Rick Comeau              unanimous


 3.        Acceptance of August 2006 Agenda


Motion #B2006-02:           to accept agenda as amended.

Moved by:        Al Wills                        Seconded by:  Guy Bigras                  unanimous


Dave St. Gelais and André Rioux of Millennium Canada made presentation to the FCA Board of Directors.  Millennium Canada sponsors FTAQ’s 3D championship.  The company’s hand-made longbows and recurve bows were circulated during the presentation.  Roger Murray thanked them.  The two gentlemen left the meeting.


 4.        Reports

  4.1. President – nothing to add

  4.2. Vice-President, Finance & Marketing – Roger stated that committee members are needed

  4.3. Vice-President, High Performance – last board meeting and thank you to everyone

  4.4. Vice-President, International – COPARCO’s second Pan American Championship package included a Masters division, which is in question, since it is usually only offered at MICA.

  4.5. Vice-Presidents, Archery Canada

 - Events & Services                   – nothing to add

 - Committees & Projects           – nothing to add

 - 3D                                         – nothing to add

  4.6. Athletes Representative - Shawn reported that the team trials went reasonably well with a few changes needed.  However, the morale of the group involved in formulating the trials is poor because of the experience. QC was interested in Shawn’s response & FTAQ supports the move to trials despite short notice.

  4.7. FCA Volunteer positions

  4.8. Director, Alberta                            – nothing to add                        

  4.9. Director, British Columbia               - Transition to the new NCCP places pressure on PSOs                                                                            to replace level 2

4.10. Director, Saskatchewan                 – nothing to add            

4.11. Director, Manitoba                         - ABAM supports FCA’s decision to use team trials

4.12. Director, Ontario                            – nothing to add                        

4.13. Director, Quebec                           – nothing to add

4.14. Director, New Brunswick                – nothing to add

4.15. Director, Nova Scotia                     - There was an error in AANS’ budget report ($16,000)

4.16. Director, Newfoundland                   – nothing to add

4.17. FCA Executive Director                  – nothing to add


5.         Business

5.1.    Operational Plans and Policy-making

Operational Plan, Status Report and review of 2005-2006 projects

The ATAA/ABA request to delay the onset of further certification requirements at the club level was discussed.  Delay in transition to the new NCCP is not helping also because the process is slow.


Motion #B2006-03:           to delay for one year the implementation of certified coaches in all affiliated clubs in order to receive insurance under the FCA umbrella.

Moved by:        Susan Lemke              Seconded by:  Rick Comeau 

Amended by Don Munroe                                                                               carried


Judge and Coach certification at club level – revision

Judges tend to look after safety of installation whereas coaches tend to look after personal safety.  There was agreement that the new safety document proposed by Ghislain Arsenault would be more appropriate.


Motion #B2006-04:           to delay for one year the implementation of 2 certified judges in all affiliated clubs in order to receive insurance under the FCA umbrella.

Moved by:        Tom Paukovic             Seconded by:  Rick Comeau                          carried


FCA and Sport Canada’s Long-term Athlete Development Model

December 1, 2 and 3 are set for the preliminary meeting with Richard Way in a city yet to be chosen.  Kathy sent out invitations to some volunteers already and all provinces were encouraged to contribute.  Kathy is inviting representatives inside and outside FCA’s organisation.  Total number of delegates expected is between 30 and 40.


ACTION:         All PSOs should submit 1-2 names of qualified delegates to Kathy                             Millar as soon as possible.


FCA Annual Awards – lack of response from members

There was general agreement that nominations should come from the FCA committees for appropriate awards.  Policy changes will be necessary.  PSO will to recommend recipients to committees for consideration.


ACTION:         Al Wills and the new Executive Committee will work on procedure.


Report from Sport Canada

Daniel Lamontagne stressed the importance of the Long-term Athlete Development Model as it will be used to measure results and progress.  He applauded FCA’s fiscal prudence and good governance.


5.2.    2005 Fiscal Year Update

Quarterly reports, comparisons year-to-date, Outstanding Accounts Receivables

The Executive Director reviewed the material and answered questions.


Approval of the revised budget with Sport Canada official contributions


Motion #B2006-05:           to approve the revised budget.

Moved by:        Susan Lemke              Seconded by:  Al Wills                                    carried


Official audit 2005 / investment sale & purchase

The Executive Director stated that FCA was flagged again for a GST audit, but the delay had not prevented auditor Pierre Charron from completing his work in time for the annual report.  RBC Securities advised the sale of some instruments due to suspected poor accounting practices.  FCA bought other instruments.  She also reviewed the reasons and progress of the collapse of the Winnipeg Trust Fund into another instrument to be held by RBC.


Financial commitment for PSO athletes to national championships

The Executive Director reminded all PSO representatives regarding the FCA policy for objective criteria on file for athlete selection to receive Sport Canada/FCA funding to the championships.


ACTION:         All PSOs who have not updated athlete selection criteria for FCA files           must do so before funds will be issued to the athletes or PSO.


2006-2007 FCA revenues/disbursements projection

The Executive Director reminded the Board that 2007 will be a very expensive year due to the 5 international events and Canada Winter Games.  Expenditures for the Championship Travel Kit will be minimal in 2007.  Canada will host a continental judge certification seminar in conjunction with the 2007 target/field championships in Ontario.


National Championship Travel Kit purchases for 2006

A steel container was purchased to transport the kit and five butts and stands.  In addition, FCA had the costs of freight charges for the container as well as the contents to Sherbrooke.


Other funding partners, COC contributions 2005-2008

FCA’s leading funding partner is Sport Canada.  COC contributes annually to high performance and towards the staff salary to carry out high performance duties.  This amount is much less than 7 years ago.  The amount will not increase until Canada has top 8-12 finishes with recurve archery equipment at senior international events, particularly world championships and Olympic Games.


5.3.    Management Issues

FCA Task List – no discussion


Votes-by-Mail from last meeting to the present – HPC only


Approve Executive Committee Motions


Motion #B2006-06:           to approve the Executive Committee motions attached.

Moved by:        Guy Bigras                  Seconded by:  Susan Lemke                          carried


PSO agreements for 2006-2008 – all have been signed


ACTION:        Kathy will send a copy to AANS for their files.


Board self-evaluation form & process report

The Executive Director explained the purpose of the self-evaluation and its privacy.  All Board members, committee chairpersons and key volunteers are encouraged to fill out the forms so that she can assist them in their work.


Other items

The FCA Policy Manual needs to be updated.  Standing Motions need to be revised or deleted.


Motion #B2006-07:           That the Executive Director manage exceptions to policy to the standing motions and that the ED is responsible to report to the Board annually.

Moved by:        Don Munroe                Seconded by:  Susan Lemke                          carried


ACTION:        Al Wills assist Kathy with the revisions.


5.3. Committee Work & Recommendations:

a)      Archery Canada Council

Membership Report

Membership numbers were ahead year-to-date and far exceeded last year’s totals.  The Executive Director thanked all provincial membership chairpersons and judge certification chairpersons for their co-operation in 2006.


Recommendations from FCA Rules Committee

The rulebook has been completely separated into English and French versions.  The Executive Director thanked Ghislain Arsenault, Christiane Murphy and Jean-Marie Robert for all their work.


2007 Canada Games Update

In accordance with the FCA Operational Plan, Regional Coach Susan Lemke has been accredited VIP status to represent FCA at the Games.  Her expenses will be included in the 2007 budget.


CBET process status report

Vice-President Bruce Savage gave the progress report for the New NCCP.  Instructor beginner coach courses are being taught and Master Learning Facilitators are in place in each province.  It is now the responsibility of each PSO to train Learning Facilitators in this context.  Kathy added that the French version of the materials were delivered to FTAQ during the championships.  Level 2’s replacement is called Instructor Intermediate and it has been piloted once.  The second pilot will take place in early September 2006.  Context approval will follow the same process and arrangements to certify MLFs will start with a teleconference with existing MLFs for Instructor Beginner.  Transition is being finalised.  Coaches will not lose certification; there is no advancement in old paradigm.  Daniel Lamontagne added about LTAD definitions and the new NCCP need to match in the Competitive Stream.


• Judge Certification Programme – COPARCO Judge Clinic in 2007

The Executive Director reported that Canada has invited Sergio Font to lead the clinic.  Ghislain Arsenault has been working behind the scenes to arrange this clinic.  All national judges will be invited to attend.  It is possible that national judge candidates will be invited to sit in on the seminar.  Details will be circulated after a date and site have been determined.


• 3D 2006 indoor nationals

Vice-President Tom Paukovic reported that the tournament went well and that Saskatchewan is interested in hosting other 3D events.  A report has been submitted to FCA.  There are no outstanding financial issues.


3D 2006 outdoor nationals interim report

Vice-President Tom Paukovic reported that there are plans to reformat the Grand Prix and the proposal will be published on the FCA website.  Also the format for the main outdoor event now has an option for the host committee. The O/C can use either the existing 4 courses or choose 3 courses, 1 per day, with 25 targets per course.  It is hoped that this change will make it easier for host clubs to find land.


Motion #B2006-08:           to award a Silver Volunteer Recognition pin to Doug Cutler.

Moved by:     Tom Paukovic     Seconded by:         Al Wills                                  carried


2006 Target/Field Nationals interim report

Vice-President Arthur Nault is Technical Delegate for this event.  He reported that the organising committee is very small at this event and they have worked very hard to do a good job.


Motion #B2006-09:           to direct the ED to establish a budget and potential timelines for a contracted technical delegate to outdoor championships, to be presented in a vote-by-mail to the Board and be implemented as soon as possible.

Moved by:     Don Munroe         Seconded by:         Susan Lemke                       carried


ACTION:        The Board directed the Executive Director to build the budget                         around a cost-sharing agreement between FCA and the PSO.


Participation in Equipment Divisions at all Championships & re-instatement

Rules:  Barebow Division at nationals (BCAA)

BCAA presented the views of some of its members. World Field championships are held for the Barebow equipment division.  The letter of complaint stated that FCA’s policy for attendance requirements at national outdoor championships is a blatant misuse of power, or was taken without due consideration.  Susan Lemke presented the “80% proposal” since she asked the injured party to submit a proposal.  General discussion ensued from the desire to fewer divisions, not penalising archers, concern that archers were being left out, and the fact that equipment divisions were not being abandoned, just at national championships.  Open records still exist.


Motion #B2006-10:           To keep the existing policy regarding Participation in Equipment Divisions at all Championships & re-instatement.

Moved by:     Shawn Riggs       Seconded by:         Bruce Savage

In favour: 9                    Against:  3            Abstentions: 2                         carried


The president cautioned the Board that a discussion as to whether the national championship is an elite event or a jamboree event will come up in the future.


ACTION: Shawn Riggs will write letter to the complainant.


2007 indoor 3D championship - Status Report

3D Vice-President Tom Paukovic reported 2 bids were received and Red River Archers (Winnipeg, MB) was selected to host in late February or late March.


2007 outdoor championships – Status Report bids to date from Ontario

Bruce Savage reported that the 3D championships will be hosted by Wolf’s Den in Barrie, ON tentatively set for the first week in August.  Target will be hosted jointly by The Archers of Caledon (TAOC) and Bullseye Buccaneers in Orangeville August 13-18.

Field will by hosted by TAOC with dates TBA just prior or just after target.


2008 outdoor championships – Status Report bids to date from Manitoba

Tom Paukovic and Allan Actimichuk reported that Interlake Archers will host target & field championships, with the target championship at Assiniboine Park, Field at the Sanford Range or another location, and the 3D Championships will be hosted by the club in Dauphin.


Youth Development Committee – incomplete survey (attached)

The Executive Director requires completion of the survey for youth outdoor and indoor provincial championship distances, rounds, target sizes and age categories before the PSO per diem is issued.  She thanked those provinces who completed the survey already.


NASP update on activities in Canada

Roy Grimes gave criteria to Tom Paukovic and follow-up after the initial teleconference.  New Brunswick has an elementary school programme and Nova Scotia is organising schools, so other programmes are in existence.  Ontario has a high school championship and Tom’s goal is to have another seminar to include Québec teachers. Roy has set a tentative time for the instructors’ seminar in Manitoba in the fall, perhaps early October.


b) High Performance Committee


Regional Coaches Council – activity report

Susan Lemke reported some communication issues and the members have not been able to get together recently.  Joan McDonald and Susan were at Canada Cup and Dawn Groszko invited her to the annual Calgary Archers’ junior jamboree with 100 youth in attendance.  The coaches who were there were happy that she was supporting coaches at the grassroots level. Then Dawn and Kevin Brayford led a Winter Games camp in northern Alberta which was very well received. Susan is involved in British Columbia trying to contact rehabilitation centres for AWAD athletes but it is difficult.  BCAA coach development has a new programme and judge certification is moving forward as well.   There has been discussion back and forth with Ken Chipley in Saskatchewan and Regional Coach Jeff Gunter but timing has been a problem that the two coaches will try to resolve in the near future.  Jeff has had success in Manitoba athletes.  RCC has internal problems with leadership, and time is an issue, but they are looking after it themselves.


Athletes Council – activity report

Shaw Riggs has been frustrated because age-level involvement is limited. Ryan Flannigan represented FCA to the annual AthletesCan conference, but Shawn reported that athletes do not seem interested in administration.  Vickilynne Schleppe raised the point that there is confusion at the PSO level and perhaps some archers do not know what they are supposed to do; FCA needs to create a job description.


ACTION:         Shawn and Kathy Millar will work on creating a PSO-level athlete       representative job description.


HP Plan to 2012 – status report

The Executive Director reported that HPC uses a report card to keep track of developments and that Allen Jenskey monitors this regularly.


2006 Team Trials process and results – report

Arthur Nault was in favour of trials and there was a lot of discussion before trials.  He felt that the 2006 trials format was a very good start.  Bruce Savage wanted to know if all the days were important, and was there a big shift as it went through.  It was reported that each day tested different archer strengths, and that the men’s and women’s recurve division had plenty of pressure as it went down right down to the last day to decide the team members.


FTAQ sent a letter to FCA and Board explaining their concern that the vote should have come from the Board.  A Committee such as HPC should not have the power to supersede the authority of the Board to get direct Executive Committee approval without discussion.  If the Board is not in session, the Executive Committee speaks for the Board, but a big decision that impacts on PSO budgets should have been made by the Board, not the Executive Committee.

The FCA President apologised. 


2006 Pan American Championships status report

The Executive Director reported on all the problems with date changes and the $440 cancellation fees incurred by FCA for airline tickets booked for the first date change.


2006 FITA Junior/Cadet World Championships – status report

Susan Lemke reported that she was working well with Gaetan Dupuis.  Gaston has made arrangements for the teams to practice team round during these championships.  The Executive Director explained the benefits of the new VIVA programme offered to Canada to offset the travel costs for 2 junior recurve archers and one coach.


2006 AWAD archer activity – report from NAA championship event

Vice-President Arthur Nault reported that 2 archers had personal bests this summer. Kevin Evans is ranked 4th in the world, and Norbert 5th.  Bob Hudson has had greater success this year.  Roger Murray is a national classifier and new archers are asking for classification in Québec and Saskatchewan so there is better interest.  Roger Murray defined his position.


2007 Pan Am Games – Archery – Status Report

Vice-President Al Wills reported that Brazil will pay the airfare just as Canada did in Winnipeg.  He anticipates that the Games will be a big spectacle because the Brazilians want to host Olympic Games.  Pan Games’ dates are July 13-29, 2007.


2007 IPC Outdoor Championship – Status Report

Arthur Nault expressed some misgivings for this event because Korea had not signed the host agreement as yet.  However, budgets and plans should be made for the event to take place in Korea.


2007 FITA World Championships – Canadian preparation report

Al Wills reported that Leipzig had changed its dates to accommodate Pan Am Games, and that there would be less concern for field size now that teams had 3 archers instead of 4.


2007 FITA 3Di Championships – status report

Tom Paukovic reported that Hungary will host the event June 2-7.  At the present time his committee is set to identify archers who wish to participate and use the selection criteria in place.  PSO 3D representatives will distribute a survey to their top provincial archers at PSO championships and indoor 3D national championships.  Then a conditional ranking will be produced.  Archers will then have to provide proof of scores and join Excellence before making the team.


Other items

World Indoors is fast approaching and Kathy Millar will be asking HPC’s sub-committee to consider postponing a trials format for the selection process until 2009.


Fred Usher Cup – There was a request to have national team members shoot beside the Fred Usher Cup provincial teams.  Though this may take archers away from PSO teams, PSO representatives at the Tournament Information Meeting were in agreement and the national team athletes were interested in training together for the Team Event.


c) Communications & Marketing

Sponsorship update – Status Report

Easton has expanded its support for the first time to include junior archers and provide arrows for AWAD archers as well.  FCA thanks Easton for extending support beyond the agreed to 12 dozen arrow programme.


FCA and Neet products entered into a joint sponsorship programme so that all members of Canada’s junior/cadet team will have individualised quivers with their name and the FCA logo on the quivers.  FCA thanks Neet Products for its sponsorship.


Win & Win worked well this year with exception of some customs issues.  Hayley Mott did a very good job in her first year as Athlete Services Co-ordinator.


The VISA credit card programme no longer exists.  FCA is attempting to get final payment through VANOC now that the Olympic marketing rights have changed.


Bowzone graciously gave $2-3,000 worth of merchandise to FCA 3D championships in 2006.  Bowzone’s logo appears on FCA’s home page on the website.  Tom Paukovic formally thanked Scott Sterling for his support.


Web-site – Status Report

Al Wills had a few issues with the current situation and he will bring the site onto his internet provider service.  Then he can administer some of the tools himself.  Bowzone may be interested in hosting the Discussion Page.


ACTION:      Al Wills will contact both Bowzone and Dan Churchill.


Motion #B2006-11:           that Al Wills will manage the FCA website from his own server.

Moved by:     Guy Bigras          Seconded by:      Rick Comeau                          carried


InfoExcellence – Status Report – non-existent


Info.E-mail – Status Report

Kathy asked for more PSO input.


Sales & Distribution Centre report

Kathy reported that target face, CanBow/CanArc, coach manual and rulebook sales were strong.  New SKUs were suggested from HPC.  She is trying to reduce inventory for items that sell poorly.


Other items

President Roger Murray reminded the Board that members are needed for FCA’s Marketing Committee for both sponsors and marketing.  He encouraged all Board members to seek out individuals in their province with these skills and ask them to contact Don Lohnes.


d) International Committee


FITA Update (business and direction)

Vice-President Al Wills noted that the new money tournaments have attracted twice as many archers as anticipated. FITA’s Think tanks have dealt with many issues including spectators, compound bows at the Olympic Games and attracting youth.  Tom Dielen and the new President are open to all ideas.


COPARCO Update (business and direction)

MICA medals

Al Wills reported on continued frustration dealing with the continental association.  Apparently, MICA medals are in the mail, but have not been received in Canada as yet.  Congratulations letters to Canadian recipients are waiting with Jacqui Jenskey.



FCA affiliation was approved earlier this year.  Sean McKenty is Canada’s representative. IFAA is interested in Canada hosting NAFAC. There is no for 2007 but an American club will host it if asked to.  It may be that Canada will host NAFAC in 2008 in Windsor.


Other Items

Arthur Nault reported that the next Paralympic Games has compound bow equipment division.


5.4.            2007 Fiscal Year


Recommendations to staff in 2007 FCA budget

The Executive Director listed Technical delegate budget, Canada Games, and 5 international events as well as LTADM process.


5.5              Other Business

The Executive Director reminded Board members of the important elections tomorrow.


6.                  President's Closing Remarks

The President thanked everyone for their input.


7.         Adjourn


Motion #B2006-12:           Motion to adjourn.

Moved by:     Bruce Savage


The meeting ended at 22:45 and is adjourned until a date in 2007.  




TO:                  All FCA Executive and Board members


FROM:                        Kathy Millar, Executive Director/Directrice Exécutive de la FCA


RE:                  Provincial Archery Championships – Youth Division – Survey


DATE:             June 28, 2005



In order to assist FCA’s new Canada Games & Youth Development Committee, I am requesting that all Board members submit their OUTDOOR AND INDOOR provincial championships technical packages to me before or during the Championships.


Technical information included for both championships:

a)                  Whether or not your PSO holds separate youth championships indoors and/or outdoors

b)                  Round (s) shot – distances, target face sizes, ages for each, indoors and/or outdoors

c)                  Whether or not provincial youth championships are shot centrally or regionally (in zones), indoors and/or outdoors

d)                  General philosophy on how these rounds were developed or selected.


Thank you.



Executive Committee Meeting Motions January 29, 2006


Motion #


MOTION #E06-04

Operational Plan adjustment for judge certification

MOTION #E06-05

AANL 2004 PSO fee

MOTION #E06-06

$5,000 reinvestment & use

MOTION #E06-07

Approve 2006 draft budget

MOTION #E06-08

A. Nault technical delegate

MOTION #E06-09

Team Selection Policy & Process in principle

MOTION #E06-10

New female youth annual award

MOTION #E06-11

Ratify HPC motions from 2005

MOTION #E06-12

Gaston Bibeau bronze pin




Sport Canada

General Updates

August 2006, Daniel Lamontagne


Sport Canada support to Archery in 2005-2006: $88,00

AAP 2005-2006 $40,295.47

AAP Paralympic $31,200

Sport Canada support to Archery in 2006-2007: $153,000

Core $110,000

Official Languages $2,000

LTAD $20,000



Priorities of the Minister for Sport

In February 2006 the new Minister for Sport, the Honourable Minister Michael Chong, attended the Olympic Games in Torino as an opportunity to meet and interact with the Canadian and international sport communities.  During his visit Minister Chong articulated his priorities as: 

·         Spending a minimum of 1% of total federal health funding on physical activity and sport (about $300 million/year), as promised by the Conservative Party during the election as part of its commitment to healthy Canadian families;

·         Creating a tax credit for parents enrolling their kids in sport and recreation activities;

·         Developing and approving the Hosting Strategy;

·         Implementing the Excellence Strategy.


$500 per year federal tax credit for children under sixteen

To promote physical fitness among children, Budget 2006 proposes to introduce a children’s fitness tax credit, effective January 1, 2007. The credit will be provided on up to $500 of eligible fees for programs of physical activity for each child under the age of 16. The Government will establish a small group of experts in health and physical fitness to provide advice on the programs of physical activity that should be eligible for the credit.


Compliance Audits

It is now required that Sport Canada contribution recipients be audited for compliance with all items in the Contribution Agreement. These Compliance Audits are more substantial than the former Spot Audits: compliance audits of recipients are determined based on risk, whereas spot audits were performed on a regular and rotating basis on selected contribution recipients.



·              LTAD is a multi-year, progressive approach to skill development, training, competition and recovery programming for athletes/participants that is based on developmental rather than chronological

·              Five NSOs have been selected to begin the implementation phase of LTAD and will be developing and starting their communication plan to their various stakeholders, or will commence the review and development of their sport specific Train to Train stage, with particular emphasis on the competition structure.  As both of these two components are critical first elements of implementation, both must be undertaken by NSOs to ensure the successful undertaking of their LTAD. An additional three NSOs are about to embark on the same process. 

·              A national LTAD workshop, co-hosted by Sport Canada and PacificSport, took place in Gatineau, Quebec on January 16-17, 2006, providing an opportunity for NSOs and MSOs to share best practices, success stories, lessons learned, key challenges and opportunities related to the development and implementation of LTAD.





Road to Excellence– Summer


In 2005, the summer Olympic and Paralympic NSOs formed a steering group that set out to develop a parallel strategic plan for future Olympic/ Paralympic success.  Dr. Roger Jackson was contracted to prepare the final report, which has been completed and was presented to the sport community at the COC Congress in April 2006.


Sport Participation Development  (SPD)

·              The Sport Participation Development Program is no longer a separate funding program but rather a block (Sport Participation Development) under the Sport Participation/Development Stream within the Sport Support Program.

·              SPD will continue to support National Sport Organizations (NSOs) in their efforts to increase ongoing participation, recruit new participants and reduce drop-out rates, ideally in collaboration with current and potential partners, including municipalities, educational institutions, provincial and multi-sport organizations and corporate sponsors. 

·              Projects approved for multi year funding under former SPDP will maintain funding for the duration of previously approved agreements.

·              Funding designated for the Sport Participation Development block cannot be used for other purposes, cannot be transferred to other blocks.



Sport Participation

·              The Sport Participation Budget for 2005-2006 is $8.8 Million.

·              The Sport Participation Development Program   (SPDP) has been integrated into the Sport Support Program as the Sport Participation Development stream of funding for NSOs.   The total contribution for NSO SPDP/SPD stream support for 2004-05-06 totals $2 Million.


Sport for Persons with a Disability

·              A Draft Sport Canada Policy on Sport for Persons with a Disability (Policy) has been produced by an internal working group at Sport Canada. Outside consultations were conducted with P/Ts and the sport community during the summer and fall of 2005. The draft Policy reflects the four pillars of the Canadian Sport Policy and seeks to address the needs of people with a disability in the areas of participation, as well as supporting excellence and enhancing capacity and interaction.  An Action Plan to implement the Policy is currently under development in consultation with stakeholders.  It is anticipated that the Policy and Action Plan will be forwarded for Ministerial approval early in 2006.




Business Plan

·         The 2004-08 Strategic Plan is now available on-line, on the Sport Canada website (under "Papers and Publications") in both html and .pdf formats.

·         Sport Canada has completed a 2005-08 business plan that draws upon the Strategic Plan to identify key priorities for the three-year period. While not available on-line, the business plan may be shared with those interested.

·         Five areas have been identified as key priorities for the period of 2006-2009.  They include:

·         High Performance Sport Excellence,

·         Sport Participation,

·         Hosting International Sport Events and the Canada Games,

·         Leadership Capacity, and

·         Effective and Efficient Policy and Program Delivery.

These priorities stem from the strategies identified in the 2004-2008 Sport Canada Strategic Plan and the Canadian Sport Policy.


·         In order to successfully promote its key priorities, Sport Canada has identified its plans and priorities for 2006 through to 2008.  These priorities include:

·         Encouraging Canada’s youth to become more physically active.

·         A planned and coordinated approach to bidding and hosting multisport events, such as the 2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, resulting in enhanced sport excellence and significant sport development, social, cultural, economic and community benefits.

·         Pursuit of Canada’s Sport Excellence Strategy to focus on podium results at Olympic and Paralympic Games, positioning Canada as a leading sport nation.

·         We look forward to any opportunities to discuss potential synergies between Sport Canada’s strategic and business plans and organizations’ respective plans.


Official Languages

·          SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1PCH (Sport Canada) is committed to continuing its work to promote official languages within the Canadian sport system.

·         For a third year, Sport Canada is helping NSO, MSO and Canadian Sport Centres to fulfill their commitments on official languages by providing up to $1M for language training, translation and interpretation, among other priorities.

·         In light of a commitment made in Sport Canada’s action 2005-08 for achieving results and ensuring respect of the spirit of the Official Languages Act, the organization just published the Sport Canada Glossary.  This Glossary is a collection of 1,340 entries that include terms relating to administrative and operational activities in the field.  This Glossary is available online at www.translationbureau.gc.ca/pwgsc_internet/fr/publications/gratuit_free/lex_sport_e.htm

·         Sport Canada has also published an Official Languages Corner on its website to help sport organizations fulfill their linguistic objectives.  It will feature key information, tools, and will serve as a message board for any Official Languages updates.

·         In May 2006, the results of an independent study on Linguistic Barriers to Access to High Performance Sport will be made public and available on Sport Canada’s website and will be shared with its stakeholders.  Sport Canada will work with its partners in the sport community and with the Commissioner of Official Languages to develop an action plan that addresses the study’s recommendations.





·            In April 2002, Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F-P/T) Ministers Responsible for Sport, Recreation and Fitness directed officials to draft a new Canadian anti-doping policy

·            On April 15, 2004, the CCES released the new Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), which are also in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code. The new CADP also came into full force and effect on June 1, 2004.On November 15, 2005, Version 4.0 of the CADP which came into effect. (Available as a free download from the CCES web site at www.cces.ca).

·            The CCES continues to offer information about substances and a quick reference card to athletes through their web-site but also through a toll free 1-800-672-7775 (in North America)

·            The CCES has partnered with UK Sport to offer athletes information about substances through the Global Drug Information Database, a new on-line tool available at  www.didglobal.com.

Sport Canada

Mise à jour

Août 2006, Daniel Lamontagne


Soutien de Sport Canada à FCDA en 2005-2006: $88,00

PAA 2005-2006 $40,295.47

PAA Paralympic $31,200

Soutien de Sport Canada à FCDA en 2006-2007: $153,000

De base $110,000

Langues officielles $2,000

DLTA $20,000

Athlètes ayant un handicap $21,000



Les priorités du ministre des Sports

En février 2006, l’honorable Michael Chong, ministre des Sports, a assisté aux Jeux Olympiques de Turin pour nouer des liens avec la communauté sportive canadienne et internationale. Le ministre a profité de son séjour pour faire connaître ses priorités :

Allouer au moins 1 % de l’enveloppe budgétaire de la santé à l’activité physique et au sport, soit une somme d’environ 300 millions de dollars par année. Il s’agit d’une des promesses du Parti conservateur, qui souhaite que les familles canadiennes soient en bonne santé;

Instaurer un crédit d’impôt pour les parents qui inscrivent leurs enfants à des activités sportives ou récréatives;

Élaborer et faire approuver la Politique d’accueil;

Mettre en œuvre la Stratégie d’excellence sportive.


Un crédit d’impôt fédéral annuel de 500 $ pour les enfants de moins de 16 ans

Afin de promouvoir l’activité physique chez les enfants, le budget de l’année 2006 propose d’instaurer un crédit d’impôt pour la condition physique des enfants. Il entrera en vigueur le 1er janvier 2007. Ce crédit, d’un montant maximal de 500 $, sera offert pour couvrir les frais d’inscription à des activités sportives pour chaque enfant âgé de moins de 16 ans. Le gouvernement mettra sur pied un petit groupe d’experts qui le conseillera sur les activités physiques qui devraient être admissibles au crédit d’impôt.


Vérifications de la conformité

Les bénéficiaires de contributions versées par Sport Canada feront désormais l’objet d’une vérification appelée « vérification de la conformité ». Ces vérifications sont plus profondes que celles qui étaient effectuées auparavant. Si les vérifications ponctuelles étaient menées avec régularité et rotation, le risque détermine les bénéficiaires qui subiront une vérification de la conformité.







Développement à long terme de l’athlète (DLTA)

Le DLTA est une façon progressive pluriannuelle selon laquelle les programmes de développement des habiletés, d’entraînement, de compétition et de récupération à l’intention des athlètes/participants reposent sur le stade de développement plutôt que sur l’âge chronologique.

Cinq ONS commenceront la mise en oeuvre du DLTA et présenteront leur plan aux nombreux intervenants dans le domaine. Ils devront également examiner l’étape « s’entraîner pour  s’entraîner », en portant une attention particulière à la compétition. Il s’agit de deux éléments d’une importance capitale pour la mise en œuvre du DLTA. Trois autres ONS sont aussi sur le point d’entamer le processus. 

Les 16 et 17 janvier 2006 à Gatineau, Sport Canada et PacificSport ont tous les deux tenus un atelier pour que les ONS et OSM aient l’occasion de faire connaître des pratiques dignes de mention, des succès, des défis et des leçons qu’ils ont apprises dans les derniers mois.


Goût de l’excellence – été – En 2005, les ONS olympiques et paralympiques d’été ont formé un groupe directeur afin que celui‑ci élabore un plan stratégique parallèle qui débouchera sur le succès aux Jeux olympiques et paralympiques à venir. On a fait appel à Roger Jackson pour la rédaction du rapport final, qui a été présenté à la communauté sportive au congrès du COC en  avril 2006.



Le budget prévu en 2005‑2006 pour la participation au sport s’élève à 8,8 millions de dollars.

Le Programme de soutien pour le développement de la participation au sport (PSDPS) a été intégré au Programme de soutien au sport, pour devenir le volet de financement Développement de la participation au sport (DPS). En tout, 38 organismes de sport ont bénéficié d’un appui du PSDPS/DPS depuis 2004‑2005. On compte 34 ONS ayant touché des fonds en 2004‑2005 qui continuent d’en recevoir en 2005‑2006, tandis que 3 ont été financés en 2004‑2005 seulement et 1 nouveau a commencé à recevoir un soutien cette année. La contribution totale pour le volet de financement des ONS PSDPS/DPS en 2004‑2005 et 2005‑2006 s’élève à 2 millions de dollars.


Politique de Sport Canada sur le sport pour les personnes handicapées

Une ébauche de la Politique de Sport Canada sur le sport pour les personnes handicapées a été rédigée par un groupe de travail interne à Sport Canada. Des consultations externes ont été menées auprès des provinces et territoires ainsi que de la communauté sportive au cours de l’été et de l’automne 2005. L’ébauche de la Politique tient compte des quatre piliers de la Politique canadienne du sport et cherche à répondre aux besoins des personnes handicapées dans les domaines de la participation, de l’excellence, des ressources et de l’interaction accrue. Un plan de mise en œuvre de la Politique est présentement élaboré, en consultation avec les intervenants. On prévoit que la Politique et le plan de mise en œuvre connexe seront transmis aux ministres aux fins d’approbation au début de 2006.





Plan d’activités

·Le plan stratégique 2004‑2008 est maintenant accessible en ligne, sur le site Web de Sport Canada (sous « Documents choisis et publications »), en formats html et pdf.

·Sport Canada vient de terminer un plan d’activités 2005‑2008 qui s’appuie sur le plan stratégique pour cerner les principales priorités concernant la période de trois ans. Bien qu’il ne soit pas accessible en ligne, toute personne intéressée peut l’obtenir.

·Pour la période 2006‑2009, cinq domaines ont été désignés comme étant les principales priorités, en l’occurrence :

-L’excellence sportive;

-La participation au sport;

-L’accueil de manifestations sportives internationales et des Jeux du Canada;

-La capacité de leadership;

-L’efficacité et l’efficience de l’élaboration des politiques et de l’exécution des programmes.

Ces priorités émanent des stratégies relevées dans le plan stratégique de Sport Canada pour 2004‑2008 ainsi que dans la Politique canadienne du sport.


D’ici 2008, Sport Canada a pour priorité :

d’encourager les jeunes canadiens à faire du sport.

de mettre en œuvre un système pour la mise en candidature et l’accueil de compétitions multisports, tels les Championnats du monde d’athlétisme junior 2010 et les Jeux de Commonwealth 2014, ce qui aurait pour conséquence d’améliorer l’excellence sportive et d’accroître les retombées économiques, culturelles, sociales, sportives et communautaires.

·d’établir le Canada comme un grand pays à vocation sportive en mettant l’accent sur la Stratégie d’excellence sportive, qui a pour but d’augmenter la récolte de médailles aux Jeux olympiques et paralympiques.

·Nous exploiterons toutes les occasions de discuter des synergies possibles entre les plans d’activités et stratégique de Sport Canada et les plans de chacun des organismes.


Langues officielles

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1PCH (Sport Canada) tient à poursuivre ses efforts pour promouvoir les langues officielles dans le système sportif canadien.

Pour une troisième année, Sport Canada aide les ONS, les OSM et les centres canadiens du sport à respecter leurs engagements en leur accordant jusqu’à 1 million de dollars pour la formation linguistique et les services de traduction et d’interprétation.

Sur le site de Sport Canada, on trouve une section sur les langues officielles. Les organismes de sport peuvent visiter le site pour se renseigner, se servir des outils qui sont offerts et pour rester au fait des nouveautés dans le domaine.









Échelle nationale

En avril 2002, les ministres des gouvernements fédéral, provinciaux et territoriaux (FPT) responsables du Sport, des Loisirs et de la Condition physique ont demandé à leurs fonctionnaires d’élaborer une nouvelle politique antidopage canadienne.

Également conforme au Code mondial antidopage. Le nouveau PCA est aussi entré pleinement en vigueur le 1er juin 2004. Le 15 novembre 2005, la version 4.0 était publiée (téléchargeable Le 15 avril 2004, le CCES a dévoilé le nouveau Programme canadien antidopage (PCA), qui est gratuitement à partir du site Web du CCES à www.cces.ca).

Le CCES continue d’offrir aux athlètes de l’information sur les substances et une carte de référence sommaire non seulement par l’intermédiaire de son site Web mais aussi grâce à un numéro sans frais 1‑800‑672‑7775 (en Amérique du Nord).

Le CCES s’est associé à UK Sport pour offrir aux athlètes de l’information sur les substances au moyen de la base de données Global Drug Information, un nouvel outil en ligne accessible à www.didglobal.com.