Canadian Sport Centres
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is partnered with the Canadian Sport Centres (CSC), a network of eight Centres across Canada designed to enhance the training environment of Canada's high performance athletes and coaches. (In particular, Team Canada athletes and coaches work closely with CSC-Manitoba & CSC-Ontario).
The CSC network of centres provides a centralized, co-ordinated delivery of personal and professional services to Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches. The centres provide access to experts in a variety of areas to help athletes succeed both on and off the playing field.
Canadian Sport Centres (Centres) are an exciting and very effective new layer of support to athletes and coaches in the Canadian Sport System. Originally established as National Sport Centres by a unique national partnership between Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the purpose of these Centres is to enhance the training environment of Canada's high performance athletes and coaches to help them achieve international podium success.
Centres began to come into existence in the last half of the 1990's and have now been established in B.C. (Victoria, Vancouver), Alberta (Calgary), Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), Manitoba (Winnipeg), Ontario (Toronto), Quebec (Montreal) and Atlantic Canada (Halifax, Fredericton). In each case the provincial governments have also been major funding partners.
A key operating principle of all Centres is to maximize resources through the establishment of partnerships whenever and wherever possible. Centres do not invest in capital construction or facilities but in service and business partnerships to ensure that resources are delivered directly to the athletes and coaches where they live and train.