True Sport Foundation

The True Sport Foundation is a national charitable organization dedicated to advancing and supporting values-based and principle-driven sport in communities throughout Canada. They embrace and promote seven True Sport Principles as a means to instilling character in our children, strengthening Canadian communities and increasing opportunities for excellence.

Sport & Philanthropy  is collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the True Sport Foundation that harnesses the power of good sport to make our communities stronger and healthier. Since 2009 local community foundations have been working to connect sport and non-sport organizations to build social capital and community through good sport.

In 2016, Community Foundations of Canada and True Sport Foundation partnered to develop a Sport & Philanthropy Toolkit, a playbook that guides sport organizations and community foundations in working together to unlock funding for community benefit.

Together we also produced Vital Signs: Sport & Belonging which looks closely at how sport – when grounded in fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun – can strengthen our sense of belonging to each other and our communities.

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