Report Identifies Gaps In 'Sports & Belonging' in Windsor-Essex

A report by the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation has identified some gaps when it comes to "Sport and Belonging" in Windsor-Essex.

It comes after a community consultation back in May for the launch of the Vital Signs survey.

The survey looked at 11 key areas  including Sport and Belonging.

Foundation Executive Director Lisa Kolody says areas to improve upon include better participation, affordability, inclusivity and more flexible scheduling.

"All the data came from the people themselves and we put together the game plan on how we can move forward and one of the things we looked at was participation," says Kolody. "What happens is that when people get older, they participate less in sports."

"Women become less involved with sport, why is that and what do we need to do to change it?" she asks.

Research shows that 7 in 10 Canadians do not participate regularly in sport.

The full report can be found at

With files from AM800's Kathie McMann