Appendix E Sport in the Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics and Canadian Culture Satellite Account

According to the Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics (CFCS), sport is considered a domain related to culture and is therefore measured in the Canadian Culture Satellite Account (CSA). In Canada, sports and culture are linked in activities such as hockey, skiing, canoeing, skating, swimming, etc. Although these activities have a cultural nature, they are distinct from culture and measured separately. Sport is defined as an individual or group activity often pursued for fitness in leisure time, and can be undertaken for fun or for competition.Note 1 Sport participants may or may not be paid or receive prize money for their appearance or performance.

Sport excludes products and services that serve as inputs for producing sport products or providing sport services.Note 2 The sport domains in the CSA are illustrated in Table E.1 below.

Sport has two core and two transversal domains: Organized sport, Informal sport, Education and Training and Governance, Funding and Professional Support for sport. Organized sport includes spectator sport, sport stadiums and other presenters with facilities and without facilities. Informal sport includes non-profit sport club industries. Education and training includes sport or sport related instruction, the sport portion of expenditures by government in colleges, CEGEPs, and universities. Governance, funding and professional support for sport includes the sport portion of consolidated government expenditures. In the case of sport, non-profit institutions are not considered as a separate sub-domain but as a proxy to measure the size of the informal sport sub-domain.


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