After many months of brainstorming, collaboration, sharing of ideas and expertise the Steadward Centre has established its 5 year strategic plan for 2015 - 2020. We could not have done so without the assistance of our staff and extended community who provided insight and expertise, and made profound contributions to the process.
This strategic plan will guide the work of The Steadward Centre (TSC) from 2015 to 2020. It is designed to position The Steadward Centre as a hub for pioneering, high-caliber, research-based Adapted Physical Activity and Para-sport development.
The Mission, Practical Vision, Principles and Strategic Directions emphasize a focus on personal achievement in Adapted Physical Activity and Para-sport, from recreational to high-performance, and on improving access to opportunities to participate in Alberta. Research is also emphasized as essential to the development of innovative approaches and programs that can be widely shared across Alberta and Canada.
The plan considers the perspectives of a wide range of program participants, athletes, partners, community and sport organizations, researchers, educators and staff. Surveys, focus groups, interviews and workshops were used to seek input. It will be reviewed annually and supported by operational and program specific plans.
We are grateful to have such strong support from our community and as we take on the next five years of our work.