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.
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:
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.
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.
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.