Alberta SPAR Infrastructure

Sector-Building Initiatives

Sport Councils

Municipal sport councils play an important role in Alberta’s SPAR infrastructure. They are a voice for the sector at the community level, they work to raise awareness and align the sport and active recreation systems. They are industry experts who help educate and a trustworthy host for training opportunities. Sport councils are sport tourism advocates and play a critical role in attracting major events to their communities.

Alberta Sport Development Centres

The Albert Sport Development Centres (ASDC) are a regionally based high performance sport support network. Offering sports nutrition, mental training, sports vision, media training, strength and conditioning and all other sport science services to Alberta’s emerging athletes. They support provincial level athletes and coaches to achieve podium performances at national level competitions.

ASDC Website

Mount Royal University

Calgary Region

University of Alberta

Capital Region

Red Deer College

Central Region

Keyano College

Northeast Region

Grande Prairie Regional College

Northwest Region

Medicine Hat College

Southeast Region

Medicine Hat College

Southwest Region

Additional Groups

The Alberta Centre for Active Living serves many different roles in SPAR infrastructure. They work to address many topics including: physical activity at work, fall prevention in older adults, inclusive physical activity, after school programs, the built environment, and others. They also produce the biennial Alberta Survey on Physical Activity and the annual physical activity forum. They offer other services including the physical activity counselling toolkit and the active workplace audit toolkit.

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association promote recreation and parks in our communities which build healthier and happier Albertans. They are dedicated to create the spaces and programs to realize the full potential of parks and recreation. Their work is a major contributor to community health and vibrancy.

Alberta’s Be Fit for Life network supports the development of physical literacy in Alberta. The network is comprised of 9 regional centres which work together to get Albertans moving to lead healthy, physically active lifestyles. Offering workshops, resources they are Alberta’s experts in developing physically literacy in our communities.