viaSport View: November 2023

Oct 23, 2023

Want to get a view into the month ahead? The viaSport View is a monthly video series where we share the latest sport sector scoop. This month, Jared Kope, Director of Partnerships and Engagement at viaSport British Columbia, shares what’s happening in the sport community in November 2023.


The Northern BC Coaching & Officiating Development Fund, Lead Forward Grant, and Team Up: A partnerships grant all open up for application on November 1. 

The Northern BC Coaching & Officiating Development Fund helps reduce costs for recipients seeking further training and certification courses and increases accessibility to coaching and officiating development. The grant is open to community groups of not-for-profit organizations, designated organizations, and individuals in a northern community within BC Games Zones 7 or 8.

The LeadForward grant strengthens balanced leadership for female coaches, officials or organizational staff throughout BC by supporting their training, education, and policy development opportunities. The grant is open to viaSport Designated Sport Organizations and their affiliated local sport organizations.

Team Up: A partnerships grant aims to facilitate sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships between non-profit sport and social sector organizations to fund projects that reduce barriers to sport. If you’re a provincial sport organization, municipality or recreation association, disability sport organization, local sport organization, or multi-regional sport delivery organization currently collaborating with a non-profit or charitable organization, get ready to apply!

To view eligibility requirements for each grant and submit your applications, visit our grants page.

BC Multiculturalism Week

Every year in British Columbia, the third week in November is proclaimed as Multiculturalism Week. For this BC Multiculturism Week, which runs from November 19th to the 25th, we will share stories of incredible athletes, coaches and officials from unique cultural backgrounds.

Keep your eyes on our social media channels for stories we will be sharing that showcase the benefits of sport and how it plays a vital role in bringing people from different cultures together. Tag us in any of your posts to amplify your stories!

Governances and HR Toolkits

Did your organization recently hold its Annual General Meeting? Are you looking for board member education and training resources or ways to attract, retain and engage your staff effectively? You can access our free Governance and HR resource toolkits to help you and your organization improve your Governance and HR practices.

That’s it for this month. Catch us again next month to stay in the loop on what’s happening in the sport community!