The Canada Games Council work with their provincial and territorial partners along with the local host committee for the selection of sports on the Canada Games Calendar. Generally, the list of sports is updated every four years to allow upcoming hosts and National/Provincial sport organizations the necessary time to prepare for the next set of games.
Each sport has a technical package which defines the event criteria including the nature of the competition, the age of participants, the number of participants per team, coaching requirements and many more important pieces of information.
2023 Winter Games
Cross Country Ski
Special Olympics Figure Skating
Speed Skating – Long Track
Speed Skating – Short Track
In PEI, each of the Provincial Sport Organization (ex. Cycling PEI or Softball PEI) guides their own process to select the coaches and managers who will run their team program. The coaches and managers with support from their sport organization lay out the tryout criteria for team selection which the athletes must follow.