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Evaluation Process & Model

We are committed to organizational excellence and accountability. Our evaluation process monitors that viaSport designated organizations are upholding the program standards across the foundational categories of participation, excellence, coaching & officiating, and organizational readiness.

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Evaluation Process

Through the Evaluation process, viaSport confirms policies and strategies are in place that adhere to the program standards. It is the responsibility of the board at each organization to ensure these policies are upheld, and strategies are in place to implement best practices.

Our 2022 evaluation included 66 sport organizations and we have completed three evaluation cycles since 2015.

Each evaluation question requires that the organization complete a self-reflection and provide supporting documentation.

1 = Work is not formalized (or occurring).

2 = Minimum standards in place.

3 = A strong foundation is in place.

4 = Best practices are in place.

Organizations are given a score card, a confirmation of minimum standards, and a process for appeal.

Final report cards outline organizational strengths and areas for development.

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Evaluation Model

The Evaluation Model outlines and assesses development priorities for Provincial Sport Organizations and Disability Sport Organizations.

Evaluation is central to obtaining and maintaining viaSport designated status. Questions for evaluation come from the following foundational categories:

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Assesses an organization’s reach throughout the province, member retention strategies, and ability to provide quality sport programming across the Long Term Athlete Development framework. It also looks at gender inclusivity, how the organization to able to support athletes with a disability, and steps being taken to include underrepresented groups.

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Considers how an organization is recruiting athletes, supporting them on the high-performance pathway, and the results of those athletes’ performances.


Coaching & Officiating

Gauges an organization’s implementation of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and officials’ programming, if the organization is implementing minimum qualification standards for coaches, and if they are able to provide professional development opportunities.

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Organizational Readiness

Considers the board and operational functions of the organization, including strategic planning, policy adoption and financial oversight. It also looks at safe sport practices, volunteer recruitment and retention, and member engagement strategies.