The Sport Legacies Research Collaborative (SLRC), in conjunction with the University of Toronto Faculty of Phyiscal Educatin and Health is currently working with interested partners to develop a clear action plan and report card strategy for observing, measuring and evaluating the impacts of the 2015 Pan American/Para Pan American Games on the city of Toronto and the province of Ontario more broadly. To this end, the SLRC is a gathering place, a bulletin board, and a clearinghouse for research to be carried out in relation to the legacy outcomes of the 2015 Games. More specifically, the SLRC seeks to stimulate the formation of local, national and international research collaborations within three core substantive themes around the 2015 Games; namely, the relationship between major sports events and: I) Sport for Development, 2) Sustainable Sport, Physical Activity and Health, and 3) Healthy High Performance Sport.
In late March 2011the PSI Coordinating Committee submitted an abstract describing our collective research interests and backgrounds, including a statement on how the activities of PSI fit into one of SLRC’s core research areas for the Pan American Games.
The abstract was accepted and we were invited to participate in the first SLRC Networking Meeting to be held on Monday May 30 and Tuesday May 31.
We look forward to providing an update on the meeting and SLRC progress in the near future.