The sports system in Canada has a three-tier structure: sports organizations of national, provincial and municipal importance. These organizations are funded from the federal, provincial, and municipal budgets, respectively. For example, a typical urban pool is funded by a local municipality, and the Canadian National Swimming Team receives federal funding. Sports organizations in Canada actively promote a healthy lifestyle, develop special programs for the development of professional sports, family sports, sports for the disabled.
The Government of Canada supports special programs aimed at educating the younger generation in sports traditions, funds are allocated for the construction of sports facilities and the development of sports schools throughout the country.
Most Canadians are active fans and are proud of the national sport: hockey, basketball, football, figure skating, etc. Professional sports clubs are united in leagues that reproduce promising young people. Continue reading “Canadian Sports System”