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Fitness and Amateur Sport Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. F-25

An Act to encourage fitness and amateur sport

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Fitness and Amateur Sport Act.

  • R.S., c. F-25, s. 1

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

agreement

accord

agreement means an agreement entered into under this Act; (accord)

Council

Council[Repealed, 1995, c. 29, s. 44]

member

Version anglaise seulement

member means a member of the Council; (Version anglaise seulement)

Minister

ministre

Minister means such member or members of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is or are designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act. (ministre)

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-25, s. 2
  • 1995, c. 11, s. 21, c. 29, s. 44

Objects and Powers

Marginal note:Objects of Act and powers of Minister

 The objects of this Act are to encourage, promote and develop fitness and amateur sport in Canada and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Minister may, in furtherance of those objects,

  • (a) provide assistance for the promotion and development of Canadian participation in national and international amateur sport;

  • (b) provide for the training of coaches and such other personnel as may be required for the purposes of this Act;

  • (c) provide bursaries or fellowships to assist in the training of necessary personnel;

  • (d) undertake or assist in research or surveys in respect of fitness and amateur sport;

  • (e) arrange for national and regional conferences designed to promote and further the objects of this Act;

  • (f) provide for the recognition of achievement in respect of fitness and amateur sport by the grant or issue of certificates, citations or awards of merit;

  • (g) prepare and distribute information relating to fitness and amateur sport;

  • (h) assist, cooperate with and enlist the aid of any group interested in furthering the objects of this Act;

  • (i) coordinate federal activities related to the encouragement, promotion and development of fitness and amateur sport, in cooperation with any other departments or agencies of the Government of Canada carrying on those activities; and

  • (j) undertake such other projects or programs, including the provision of services and facilities or of assistance therefor, in respect of fitness and amateur sport as are designed to promote and further the objects of this Act.

  • R.S., c. F-25, s. 3

Marginal note:Grants authorized

 In furtherance of the objects of this Act, the Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make grants to any agency, organization or institution that is carrying on activities in the field of fitness or amateur sport.

  • R.S., c. F-25, s. 4

Agreements Authorized

Marginal note:Agreements authorized

  •  (1) The Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, enter into an agreement with any province, for a period not exceeding six years, to provide for the payment by Canada to the province of contributions in respect of costs incurred by the province in undertaking programs designed to encourage, promote and develop fitness and amateur sport.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (2) In subsection (1),

    costs

    coût

    costs incurred by a province means the costs incurred by the province determined as prescribed in the agreement made under that subsection between the Minister and the province; (coût)

    programs designed to encourage, promote and develop fitness and amateur sport

    programmes destinés à favoriser, promouvoir et développer la condition physique et le sport amateur

    programs designed to encourage, promote and develop fitness and amateur sport, in respect of a province, means programs, as defined in the agreement made under that subsection between the Minister and the province, that are designed to further the objects of this Act. (programmes destinés à favoriser, promouvoir et développer la condition physique et le sport amateur)

  • R.S., c. F-25, s. 5

Marginal note:Amendment of agreement

 Any agreement made under this Act may be amended,

  • (a) with respect to the provisions of the agreement in respect of which a method of amendment is set out in the agreement, by that method; or

  • (b) with respect to any other provision of the agreement, by the mutual consent of the parties thereto with the approval of the Governor in Council.

  • R.S., c. F-25, s. 6

 [Repealed, 1995, c. 29, s. 45]

Administration of Act

Marginal note:Officers, clerks and employees

 Such officers, clerks and other employees as are necessary for the administration of this Act shall be appointed under the Public Service Employment Act.

  • R.S., c. F-25, s. 11

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) defining, for the purposes of this Act, the expressions "fitness" and "amateur sport";

  • (b) respecting the provision of facilities in respect of fitness and amateur sport; and

  • (c) generally, for carrying into effect the purposes and provisions of this Act.

  • R.S., c. F-25, s. 12

 [Repealed, 1995, c. 11, s. 22]

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