Our Approach

At the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, we take a very holistic approach in the way that we train and prepare our athletes. We believe in the development of the physical, social, mental and spiritual well-being of individuals in the sport community that we serve.

The leadership we provide continues to challenge, inspire, enable and encourage our athletes in their everyday growth. Our mandate is athlete focused, coach led and expert resourced – because we believe that all of our programs and services must be focused on the performance enhancement needs of the athlete.

At CSCM, our strategic partnerships are based on mutual trust and respect, which are essential to the achievement of our vision. Among these partnerships are those between our athletes and their Integrated Support Team (IST) which includes a dietitian, strength coach, physiologist, psychologist, a lead coach, an NSO representative and in some cases marketing and administrative support. Our ISTs are at the root of what we do.

Respectful Environment Policy

Fairness and respect are also players in our approach at CSCM. We believe in fair and ethical practices as characterized by equity, integrity and trust. CSCM recognizes that each individual has the right to participate, work and train in an environment which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices and is committed to providing such an environment.

The CSCM Respectful Environment Policy states that any athlete, coach or individual who feels they are being discriminated against or being harassed has a place to register a complaint without fear of retaliation or reprisal. CSCM will exercise care to protect and respect the rights of all parties involved. We believe in free and open communication and an environment that fosters the dignity and self-esteem of everyone associated with the CSCM.

CSCM is a proud member of Canada’s True Sport Movement

As of 2015, the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba committed to upholding the principles of True Sport. True Sport values include:

  • Go for It. Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others. Discover how good you can be.
  • Play Fair. Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.
  • Respect Others. Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the field and off. Win with dignity and lose with grace.
  • Keep it Fun. Find the joy of sport and have a good time. Keep a positive attitude and look to make a positive difference, on the field and in your community.
  • Stay Healthy. Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.
  • Include Everyone. Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Invite everyone into sport to make it more meaningful for the whole community.
  • Give Back. Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.

One of the cornerstones of True Sport is the importance of doping-free sport. Doping is not healthy or fair – doping undermines True Sport. For more information on Canada’s Anti-Doping Program (CADP) visit the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).

At CSCM, our approach is what sets us and the athletes who train with us apart from the rest.