From grassroots to competitive, sports and recreation provide many benefits to the citizens of our province and improve the quality of life in Saskatchewan. The Government of Saskatchewan partners with Sask Sport, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association to ensure proceeds from Saskatchewan Lotteries support a wide range of sport, culture and recreation groups in communities throughout the province.
Federal and Provincial Co-operation in Sport and Recreation
The Government of Saskatchewan and the federal government work together on sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives. The Government of Canada contributes financially through Sport Canada, a branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Shared funding agreements between the federal government, the Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport provide opportunities for persons from under-represented groups to actively participate in sport as athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders.
Nationally Endorsed Policies
The Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association contributed to the development and are advocates of this framework. It is a guiding document for recreation in our country, and presents a renewed definition and vision of recreation.
Endorsed by the federal, provincial and territorial ministers from across Canada, this vision recognizes critical health issues related to inactivity and sedentary behaviour and provides five foundational principles to increase physical activity.
The Canadian Sport Policy provides direction for all governments, institutions and organizations to ensure sport has a positive impact on the lives of residents and communities across the country.