Sport Calgary is a volunteer non-profit society, representing sport in the city of Calgary. As an advocate of sport, we strive to assist, support and influence the growth of sport in Calgary by:
The Vision of Sport Calgary is to be the voice for amateur sport.
Through strong partnerships, Sport Calgary assists, supports, and influences the growth of amateur sport in Calgary.
In 2002, Sport Calgary inaugural Board of Directors was formed as a result of the work of a dedicated group of volunteers. The formalization of the Sport Calgary was the first step toward bringing sport organizations together in an effort to discuss issues and opportunities to enhance the delivery and development of amateur sport in Calgary.
Recognizing the implications of Calgary's rapid growth on the sport community, Sport Calgary initiated the formation of the Civic Sport Policy. Developed by the Sport Calgary in partnership with the City of Calgary and the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, the Civic Sport Policy will guide the development of sport in the city. In 2005, City Council approved the Civic Sport Policy, the first of its kind in Canada.
In 2007, the Sport Calgary, in partnership with the City of Calgary, launched the first-ever Sport Needs and Preferences Study. This Study provided the base information for the development of the 10 Year Strategic Plan for Sport Facility Development and Enhancement.
The 10 Year Strategic Plan for Sport Facility Development and Enhancement was approved by Calgary City Council in June of 2008. Later in November the Implementation Plan for this Strategic Plan was approved and is currently underway.