Values Proposition Symposium

In collaboration with the Public Policy Forum (PPF), the CCES hosted The Values Proposition: Building a Stronger Canada through Values-Based Sport, a symposium that informed and inspired thinkers, doers and decision makers throughout the Canadian sport community to ensure that values-based sport and the True Sport Principles become embedded in the modus operandi of sport, from playground to podium.

Values Proposition


Monday, October 15, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The Trillium Ballroom at The Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive 
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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In the lead-up to the symposium, the CCES and PPF held five roundtables across Canada. The goals for the sessions were:

  • To raise awareness of emerging issues and deepen our understanding of what values-based sport is;
  • To bring out compelling examples of where values-based sport is already making a difference;
  • To expose the barriers to values-based sport; and,
  • To identify the pivotal levers of change, in policy and practice, that will cement values into every aspect of Canadian sport.

The learnings from the roundtables, which are summarized in the Roundtables Report (July 2018), served as the springboard for further debate and discussion at the national symposium in October in Ottawa.


  • Ian Bird
  • James Carson
  • John Cawley
  • Cindy Crapper
  • Karri Dawson
  • Marco Di Buono
  • Colin Freeman
  • ​Doug Gore
  • Sue Hylland
  • David Johnston
  • Derek Johnston
  • Claudine Labelle
  • Ashley Labrie
  • Lorraine Lafreniere
  • Marg Mcgregor
  • Karen O'Neill
  • Paul Melia
  • Anne Merklinger
  • Kellie Ring
  • Elder Dan Ross
  • Scott Russell
  • Beckie Scott
  • Carolyn Trono
  • Fabrice Vil

See the full agenda

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