Mission, Vision, Mandate and Values


The Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) acts as the united voice for sport for all. Its mission is to enrich the sporting experience in our nation’s capital by promoting healthy living, celebrating sports excellence, and making programs more accessible—so everyone is free to participate.


To be the Canadian leader in facilitating a quality and inclusive sport environment where…

  • everyone is encouraged and valued for their contribution to sport.
  • everyone sees participation in sport as an integral and vibrant part of their  daily lives and the health of their community.
  • everyone has the opportunity to develop their skills, confidence, and, to enhance their enjoyment through participation in sport.
  • Ottawa athletes are provided with the opportunity to achieve consistent world-class  performance.


In accordance with the Canadian Sport Policy, OSC will provide support to the sport sector by:

  • Providing the community with educational resources
  • Creating programs that promote physical literacy
  • Emphasizing the importance of sustainability
  • Helping the public and private sectors work together
  • Ensuring that funding is used properly
  • Improving processes and performance

The organization will fulfill its mandate by delivering high-quality services in a cost effective manner—with a focus on client satisfaction. The OSC’s directors and officers will always act in the community’s best interests.


Although sport enriches our lives in countless ways, many of us get involved simply because it is fun to do so. In fostering that, the OSC’s actions are guided by the belief that sport should be inclusive, ethical, innovative, and respectful. That means we will always:

  • Ensure everyone has the opportunity to get involved, regardless of background
  • Exercise transparency, and work with like-minded individuals and organizations
  • Deploy creative solutions to ensure long-lasting financial viability
  • Cooperate with and support our members and partners proactively