What is the House of Sport?
The concept House of Sport combines together several distinct organizations which may have various operational, staffing, space, and architectural requirements but which share one clear passion; a love for Canadian sport.
This approach considers how these diverse National Sports Organizations (NSOs) and Multi-Sports Organizations (MSOs) could share a facility where their individual needs are considered but also their co-location could result in positive collisions of energy and experience. Most of all, the House of Sport will encourage the NSOs and MSOs to leverage their collisions to deliver increased quality in sport experiences and improved performances nationally and internationally. As each of these organizations is operating with different sizes of teams, this approach will attempt to balance their proximity for maximum exposure while maintaining identity and autonomy within the overall design. The co-location of these organizations provides opportunities for knowledge sharing, provides a critical mass to leverage operational efficiencies and provides a synergistic platform for growth.
“Our 75 year old not-for-profit organization has taken a gigantic step forward. The House of Sport will create new platforms for sport development in a unique and innovative environment not found in sport across the country,” shares RA Board President Dennis Seebach. “Our increased alignment to sport will benefit our current member clubs and position the Association to grow and develop further in the future.”