Online Survey on Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Clubs and Teams

On behalf of the Minister’s COVID-19 Amateur Sport and Recreation Panel, we are writing to ask for the support of your organization by completing an online survey on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on your organization. Data collected will better help us understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the amateur sport and recreation sectors in Ontario and will be used to inform the production of a final report to the Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

The survey can be accessed here LINK, and should take about 45 – 60 minutes to complete. Due to the nature of the questions, we ask that the survey be completed only once and it ideally should be by a person in your organization in a senior management position who has a deep understanding of your organization’s operations (e.g., Executive Director, Board Member etc.). If your organization is not solely focused on sport and recreation (e.g., First Nation, municipality), we ask that you base your answers on the department that provides this service. This includes responding to financial questions with information on your sport and recreation department’s operational budget.

All answers submitted will be anonymous, unless identifying information is otherwise disclosed by the respondent. Your organization’s information will be held in confidence by the Panel and the Ministry and will not be disclosed outside of the Panel, and the Ministry, subject to any legal requirement to do so or by an order of a Court or tribunal. Your organization’s financial information will not be published in the Minister’s final report. If the Panel intends to provide any identifying information as part of the Minister’s final report, organizations will be notified and contacted for permission in advance.

If you could please take the time to complete the survey by Friday, May 15, 2020, that would be greatly appreciated.