The Sport, Recreation and Community Programs Division continues to champion participation in sport and recreation activities across the province. Participation in sport contributes to better health, provides role models for the pursuit of personal excellence, exemplifies the value of teamwork and builds community pride.
Belonging to a sport club affiliated with a Provincial or Multi Sport Organization is the best option for those pursuing sport at increasingly higher levels. However, if your goal is simply to be healthier or get into better shape, then programs run by community or municipal parks or recreation organizations are also a great option.
Recreation is vital to the health and well-being of individuals, and strengthens communities by encouraging volunteer involvement and providing constructive activities for youth.
The amount that Ontarians spend each year on recreation, sport and fitness, has a powerful impact on job creation and the economy.
A world-class system of trails that captures the uniqueness and beauty of Ontario.
The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.
Leadership by coaches and volunteers is the key to both safe participation in recreation, sport and physical activity, and the achievement of athletic excellence. Effective coaching creates positive experiences that encourage children and youth to continue their participation and improve their skills and performance.
Ontario's After School Program gives children and youth in priority neighbourhoods an opportunity to participate in fun, structured activities that contribute to their overall health and well-being.