The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will celebrate the sport community's accomplishments in making sport safer and more inclusive
TORONTO, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will announce a significant investment in sport on Tuesday. She will also celebrate the progress made by the sport community over the past year in creating a safer and more inclusive sport environment.
Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.
The details are as follows:
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
875 Morningside Avenue
Making Sport Safer and More Welcoming, Together!
As we look back on everything we have accomplished over the last year, we are filled with pride. We see a collective commitment to create a sport environment that is safer and more welcoming for our athletes, our children, and our country.
We are not only seeing important accomplishments from our government, but also from the provinces, territories, the sport community, and our athletes. Athletes want to see a change for the better, and frankly, we don't blame them. We do too!
Together, we are fighting to eliminate harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. We are working together to achieve gender equity in all areas of sport. We are using sport as a tool for social development in Indigenous communities. And with Budget 2019 investments, we will be able to continue this important work.
So today, let's take pride in the many positive achievements of the past year and let's start a new year by committing to making a difference, wherever and however we can. We have said it before and we are saying it again. We will not rest until our athletes and children are safe and welcomed in sport.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only): Daniele Medlej, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Science and Sport, 343-291-1696, [email protected]; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, [email protected]