SPORT FOR NEWCOMERS (S4N) INITIATIVE:
Using the success of the SportWORKS program model, CGC has created an initiative focused on Commonwealth youth in Canada. The Sport for Newcomers (S4N) Initiative is designed to build and enhance the capacity of Newcomer Service Organizations (NSOs) in Canada leading to increased sport frequency rates and retention of Newcomer Youth. The Initiative aims to build NSO organizational capacity through internship placements of SportWORKS Officers, who assist with the transfer of knowledge and capacity building at NSOs for staff and volunteers, by developing resources/materials, building partnerships with local sport organizations, seeking local program funding opportunities and by assisting with the accumulation of data for baseline results of pilot monitoring and evaluation for future programming and longitudinal indicators.
The Sport for Newcomers Initiative includes:
CCG SportWORKS S4N Edmonton – Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre
CCG SportWORKS S4N Toronto – Action for Healthy Communities