Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport consultation on sport policy
A review of the current Canadian Sport Policy, set to expire in 2012, is being conducted by federal, provincial and territorial governments. The purpose of the review process is to determine whether future policy should be developed, and what such policy should look like.
In Ontario, consultations are being led by the newly renamed Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport (MHPS), previously the Ministry of Health Promotion. As a first step, stakeholder interviews were conducted to develop an evaluation of the Canadian Sport Policy. The evaluation is now available on the MHPS website.
The next phase of the consultation process will build on the evaluation and will take place in summer and fall 2010. While this phase will be brief and focused, if contributing governments decide to progress to a second phase, extensive and broad-based consultations would take place in 2011.
See “Final Report on Evaluation of the Canadian Sport Policy,” Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council, April 25, 2010, available at www.mhp.gov.on.ca.