ADP Review Accountability Requirements

What must be submitted for your ADP Review:

  • Approved Budget – must be approved by Board of Directors.
  • Financial Statements
  • Operational / Business Plan – for the current program year, and to include:
    • designation of roles and responsibilities
    • assignment of resources
    • timelines and provisions for ongoing monitoring
  • Year-End Report

Strategic Planning

A requirement of the Association Development Grant Program is that Sport Organizations have a 3 to 5 year Strategic Plan. As such, the Alberta Sport Connection has partnered with the Sport Law & Strategy Group and SIRC to bring you some resources to assist in developing a strategic plan.

Webinar #1

Strategic Planning 101 – Building your Strategic Plan

Further assistance in developing your strategic plan can be obtained by contacting the Community Development Officer nearest you.

Webinar #2

Implementing Your Strategic Plan

Developing Your Strategic Plan

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Adam Wong, Gymnastics, 2003 Canada Games

The Business of Sport Development

Business Development and Management

Find templates, guidance and information on building your Association, marketing, sales, membership, fundraising and best business practices:

Business Governance

The environment in which sport and recreation associations and parks and wildlife related organizations operate and deliver their programs and services is continuously changing.

In an effort to support these organizations as they develop, maintain and implement effective governance practices, the following resources may be helpful:

GST/HST Information for Non-profit Organizations

Canada Revenue Agency website: GST/HST Information for Non-profit Organizations

Financing Not Fundraising

Fundraising in the non-profit sector is changing. Non-profits need a financing strategy, not a fundraising strategy; meaning non-profits have to break out of the traditional approach (individual donor appeals, events, foundation grants) and instead work to create a broader approach to securing the overall financing needed to create social change.

Board Governance

Board Governance : Agriculture and Rural Development’s website for a presentation of Board Governance and a few other useful tools.

Marketing and Sales

Sponsorship Partners



Business Capacity

Contact Information

Marvin Dobish

Consultant, Sport Development
Alberta Sport Connection
500 HSBC Building, 10055 106 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5J 1G3
Business: (780) 644-3616
Fax: (780) 415-0308