True Sport Principles

A True Sport Event

The City of Mississauga is excited to declare the 2022 Ontario Parasport Games an official True Sport Event. This means the True Sport values and principles will be at the center of the Parasport Games. During the Games, athletes, coaches, staff, spectators, and volunteers are encouraged to promote and demonstrate the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. The Parasport Games are committed to True Sport and by fostering a positive environment, we will inspire future generations and leave a legacy of the importance of inclusivity through sport. We believe that True Sport can unite and connect our stakeholders around a common belief – that good sport can make a great difference.

Everyone attending the event will get the opportunity to practice and demonstrate implementing these values and True Sport Principles through various initiatives, including:

  • Capturing a True Sport moment and sharing it on social media. Make sure to tag @sauga2022games and @truesportpur inspire others to do the same. #TrueSportMoments
  • Pledging with the athletes to bring the True Sport Principles to life at the Games and keep sport fair, safe, accessible and inclusive.

True Sport is an approach to values-based sport that is underpinned by the seven True Sport Principles; “Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone, and Give Back”. True Sport is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), which is designed to give people, communities, and organizations the means to leverage the benefits of good sport, from a platform of shared values and principles.

As a values-based sport network leader, the CCES believes that activating the True Sport Principles, on and off the field of play, will contribute to a positive shift in Canadian sport culture. Learn more at

The Parasport Games encourages all stakeholders to get involved and show your support by joining True Sport.