Sport is a(n)
Tool for Social Change
Vehicle for fostering cultural harmony
Way of keeping kids in school longer and improving academic performance
Opportunity to strive for excellence
Developer of youth leaders
Developer of role models and celebrities that can positively influence youth
Builder of national unity and pride
Way of increasing self-confidence and worth
Contributor to optimal growth and development
Way of improving ones health and extending ones life span
Channel for reducing crime
Tool for economic development and job creation
Builder of tolerance and respect of difference
Opportunity to build awareness on issues such as HIV/AIDS
It is time for sport to be perceived as more than play and leisure activity. It is time for sport to assist others with their agendas. Sport can make a difference.
In the struggle against great threats to humanity poverty and war
we must exploit the positive mobilization power of sport to the full,
and for this we need the commitment of all sectors of society.
- Mr. Adolph Ogi, Special Advisor to the U.N. Secty-General on Sport for Development and Peace
Coaching Association of Canada / ICCE / Commonwealth Games Canada
The Vancouver Proclamation was supported by delegates in attendance at the recent Sport Leadership Conference held in Vancouver.