SMG recommends a 25% increase to core funding


SMG submitted a Brief to the Standing Committee on Finance as part of their consultations with Canadians on Budget 2019. SMG recommended a 25% increase to the Sport Support Program, which would equal an additional $18 million annually. On October 17th, in Edmonton, Lindsay was accompanied by Marc Kennedy, a 2-time Olympian and gold medalist in Curling from the 2010 Winter Olympics and Neville Wright, a 3-time Olympian in Bobsleigh, where we appeared before the Finance Committee to present our recommendation. Committee members were highly engaged and asked several questions. Marc and Neville did a great job explaining the impact additional funding would have on national sport organizations and their ability to create more opportunities for children and youth to participate in sport.