About CIRA Ontario
CIRA Ontario is a registered charity whose mission is to encourage, promote and develop active living, healthy lifestyles and personal growth through intramural and recreational programs within the education and recreation communities.
CIRA Ontario believes in...
CIRA Ontario believes that...
...everyone should have the opportunity to participate in athletic and recreational activities, regardless of skill or fitness level.
...that a well constructed intramural/ recreation program will provide a wide range of activities that promote fun, fitness and cooperative participation in either a non-competitive or friendly competitive atmosphere.
...that intramural/recreation programs are an important and effective vehicle for developing active living within the education and recreation communities.
...a well-rounded intramural program can provide the following benefits:
Increased participation levels
Increased awareness of the benefits of an active lifestyle
Development of leadership skills, including communication, organization and decision making
Physical skill development
Development of social skills resulting in cooperation and teamwork and an understanding of, and commitment to, fair play increased school spirit and enthusiasm.
To meet its mission, CIRA Ontario's five objectives are:
To COLLECT and DISTRIBUTE resource material on intramural/recreation programs
To INCREASE the body of knowledge in relation to intramural/recreation programs
To COOPERATE and collaborate with allied organizations in health, physical education and recreation
To DEVELOP and ENCOURAGE professional growth in the fields of recreation and intramurals
To ENCOURAGE the development of student leaders