We learn more about the recent history making signing of a MOU between the Canadian Olympic Committee and the IOAPA from IOAPA President Richard Coo and country coordinator for Canada Katrina Galas and why using the ideals behind the Olympic movement can be used effectively in educating people of all ages.
Last month, Canada created history by having the first National Olympic Committee sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Olympic Academy Participants Association (IOAPA) to promote and strengthen the Canadian Olympic education programs. Under the MOU, an Olympic education hub will be created on the IOAPA website, where best practices and programs will be shared globally for those interested in the material. The Canadian Olympic Committee’s Canadian Olympic education programs, such as resources from the world class Canadian Olympic School Program (COSP), will be the first-ever National Olympic Committee led content on the hub. The education programmes aim to teach Canadians about the importance of the Olympic Movement, with the vision being to inspire the next generation of Canadians to contribute to building peaceful communities by educating through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind by respecting the values of friendship, solidarity and fair play. Host Ben Waterworth chats with IOAPA President Richard Coo and country coordinator for Canada Katrina Galas about why using the Olympic movement can be so useful for education, and why Canada is a renowned leader when it comes to using the movement on numerous levels.