About us

We are a research hub through which people, information, and action flow to integrate research and evidenced-based practices, implementation strategies to support healthy youth development through sport in Niagara and beyond.

What we do:

  • Act as knowledge broker for evidence-based healthy development practices and principles with youth sport organizations;
  • Foster quality and sustainable community sport programming that support healthy youth development;
  • Build interdisciplinary teams that use intentional, evidence-informed approaches to optimize physical and psychosocial development through sport; and
  • Provide quality learning opportunities to students through active and experiential education.

Our Mission

To encourage evidence-based practices to optimize youth development through sport.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in youth sport research.