Our Approach

Located in Toronto’s urban centre of Moss Park, MLSE LaunchPad serves as an ambitious ‘living lab’ to explore and measure how sport can help improve the lives of youth. Our 42,000sq ft space is an incubator for collaboration. In addition to sport programs developed by our team of coaches, we host expert partners who deliver best-in-class programming that support our 4 Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work.
 
MLSE LaunchPad is a place where youth use sport to recognize and reach their potential. Our focus is on achieving sustainable, wide-ranging social outcomes for youth facing barriers through a Sport For Development approach. Sport For Development is a specific methodology supported by extensive research that suggests the intentional use of sport and physical activity can build healthy communities and help people reach their full potential. Sport is a very powerful tool, and we believe by combining sport and youth development programming with a commitment to measurement and evaluation, anything is possible.

OUR COMMITMENT TO ANTI-RACISM, EQUITY AND INCLUSION 

To fulfill our mission, we know that our work must engage with the systems of power and oppression which impact the communities we serve. In doing so, we recognize our own positionality and commit to transforming our work in ways that support the dismantling of systemic racism, amplify the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and other communities of colour, and hold us accountable to meaningful and lasting change. 

As we move forward, we are mindful that how we serve our communities will evolve as we listen, learn, reflect and take action. We will continue to update this page with our efforts which you can find below. 

Anti-Black Racism Statement

We know the game is fixed, that the playing field isn’t even, that the score doesn’t start 0-0. To support the communities we serve we must act. Let’s Change the Game. 

Addressing Anti-Black Racism: A Year In Review