July 19, 2006 — The Commonwealth Games Association of Canada (CGC) is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to support the development through sport activities of CGC’s International Development through Sport (IDS) unit.
The five-year funding commitment to IDS programs in Africa and the Caribbean reflects CIDA’s confidence in IDS and its proven ability to support effective development through programming.
Katharine Hare, Director of International Programs at CGC, applauded this endorsement of IDS and its activities. “This five-year agreement will help us optimize the impact of IDS, and build solid, long-term plans with our international partners. It also demonstrates the Government of Canada’s endorsement of IDS and its ability to make a difference in the lives of others through sport.”
Commonwealth Games Canada strengthens sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games, and by using sport as a development tool.
CGC’s International Development through Sport unit was created in 1993, and works with partners in more than 20 countries to capitalize on the transformative power of sport to build leadership skills in individuals, and to support stronger communities and nations. IDS is made possible by the support of the Government of Canada through Canadian International Development Agency and Canadian Heritage International Sport.