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We are proud to work with incredible partners to champion inclusive research to understand the landscape of sport and play in Canada.

The Jumpstart State of Sport Report is an annual assessment of the community sport landscape in Canada. We produce the report in conjunction with Ipsos, a global leader in market research, and an advisory panel of academic experts. 

Jumpstart State of Sport Report Cover. A girl wearing a red basketball jersey with the jumpstart logo stands in a gymnasium smiling at the camera while holding a basketball. The Jumpstart and Ipsos logos are in the top right corner. Dated March 2022.

The State of Sport in 2023

April 13, 2023

Our 2023 State of Sport Report reveals that while youth sport is bouncing back across Canada, the costs to play are rising, creating barriers for many families and challenging sport organizations. Building off what we learned last year, we’ve once again partnered with Ipsos and our Canadian academic advisory panel to assess the post-pandemic impacts on community sports.

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Jumpstart State of Sport Report Cover. A girl wearing a red basketball jersey with the jumpstart logo stands in a gymnasium smiling at the camera while holding a basketball. The Jumpstart and Ipsos logos are in the top right corner. Dated March 2022.

The State of Sport in 2022

March 25, 2022

Our 2022 State of Sport Report reveals that major barriers to sport remain for Canadian Youth. Building off what we learned last year, we’ve once again partnered with Ipsos and our Canadian academic advisory panel to assess the continued impact of COVID on community sports and understand how we must respond. 

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Jumpstart State of Sport Report Cover. A boy wearing a red soccer uniform runs up to kick a soccer ball in a field. The Jumpstart and Ipsos logos are in the top right corner. Dated March 2021.

The State of Sport in 2021

March 29, 2021

This report highlights the findings of a 2021 research study we undertook in partnership with Ipsos to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on community sports and recreation - and the findings make clear the profound need for support.

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