Sport and Recreation Strategy

Download the Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Strategy


The Advisory Committee of the KLSRS will have its first meeting in the fall of 2017. An initial meeting to discuss the implementation of the KLSRS was held on Monday, September 25th. Stakeholders learned about the current status of Strategy implementation and discussed opportunities to get involved with the Sport and Recreation Council Sub-committees listed as lead actors in the document. Please contact us today to find out how you can get involved!

Presentation to City of Kawartha Lakes Council

The Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Strategy was presented to City of Kawartha Lakes Council on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The presentation was well-received by Councillors. Read the full write-up about the presentation here.

Strategy Background

The KLSRC formed as a multi-stakeholder collaboration with the purpose to enhance and promote sport and recreation opportunities within the City of Kawartha Lakes. One of the most important accomplishments that will come as a direct result of enhanced collaboration within the sector will be the Kawartha Lakes Sport and Recreation Strategy (KLSRS). A sport and recreation strategy is not only a municipal document and not just a community document – it is a document designed to align current and emerging community needs with providers of community sport and municipal recreation, and stakeholders of health and education through a clearly articulated inter-sectoral shared leadership model. Development of the KLSRS was facilitated by the KLSRC and Community Sport Councils Ontario in consultation with sport and recreation stakeholders in CKL.

Over 50 stakeholders were surveyed, four public consultation sessions were held and a number of key stakeholders were interviewed. Recommendations of the KL SRS address issues raised through the consultation process and give clear actionable direction within Municipal, Provincial and Federal policy context. The KLSRS is now in its final draft stage. The finalized KL SRS will define a shared leadership model that will optimize partner contributions for efficient use of resources and serve as a tool for the development of quality sport, recreation and active living opportunities for all City of Kawartha Lakes citizens. The KLSRS will be made public and presented to CKL Council in early 2017. The KLSRC extends thanks to all stakeholders of sport and recreation who provided input to help create a shared vision for sport and recreation in the CKL!

By 2025, the sport and recreation community in the City of Kawartha Lakes will be recognized for its progressive and collaborative leadership, enhancing the provision of opportunities for all people to be active to the extent of their ability and interest.

– The KLSRS vision for sport and recreation in the City of Kawartha Lakes