Table Tennis Canada (TTCAN) thanks the Government of Canada for providing it with special funding, through Sport Canada, for the “Community Sport for All Initiative” (CSAI).

TTCAN’s “Table Tennis For Life” special project is now funded by Sport Canada and will be delivered in partnership with “Sport For Life (S4L)”, the TTCAN member provincial/territorial associations and participating clubs.

TTCAN has partnered with S4L to produce the following tools and resources:

Educational Resources:

  • New to Canada
  • Indigenous Long-Term Participation Pathway” and Workbook
  • Indigenous Communities; Active for Life”

EDIA e-learnings to TT community members:

  • Cultural Awareness in Youth Sport
  • Diversity and Inclusion Training for Volunteers
  • Steppingstone to Indigenous Sport
  • Engaging New to Canada Participants in Sport and Physical Activity

Accessible Online Technical Resources

  • Starting a Welcoming TT Club
  • EDIA Essentials in TT
  • Engaging participants of all ages and abilities
  • Inclusive competition & coaching pathways
  • Connections to local volunteers and clubs

Workshop/Webinar:

  • Intro to Belonging in Table Tennis – From First Involvement to Community/Club Leadership
  • Creation of a Learning Facilitator (LF) pathway and guide

Community Action Plan template:

  • Step by step resource to be provided to all targeted communities to help in the use of the produced resources and tools.

TTCAN partners with its member provincial/territorial associations to deliver the practical component of the program by staging over 20 “Welcome to Table Tennis Tournaments”, which may also include an introduction to our sport. The program targets deserving communities across Canada, including, but not limited to, Indigenous, black community, racialized groups, LGBTQ+, refugees, newcomers to Canada, etc.

The objective of this program is to be inclusive, respect diversity and increase participation in table tennis at the community level.