What is the Sport Matters Group?
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Your Sport Matters Group (SMG) is a voluntary group of leaders who have come together to talk about the important contribution that sport makes to society and to collaborate in advancing sport and public policy. SMG members include over 60 National, Provincial & Multisport Organizations.
SMG is a place where leaders connect with one another, where we address cross-cutting issues together, and where we innovate in finding solutions to complex issues involving sport systems, governments and citizens.
Sport Matters is about more than what we do together – it is also about how we work with one another. SMG operates through an open platform that invites voluntary contributions of time, expertise, resources, and ideas – all to be applied collectively to achieve common goals. Some might describe SMG as an open-source sport policy community.
The Group is very informal in nature, and does not represent the sport community (nor does it say that it does). It has from time to time taken positions and expressed views on what it considers to be in the best interest of sport.
Your SMG is really about what contribution you think you can make to make sport better. It’s a place where committed sport people come together – and a public place where participants share their interest in and commitment to sport.
As a result of its voluntary participation and broad perspective, the SMG has developed a definite culture, which respects and encourages:
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- peer-level relationships
- meritocracy (the merit of an idea, not where it came from)
- the messenger
- active engagement
- regular attention to its norms and values of operation