SportWORKS Program Manager at Commonwealth Games Canada. Ryan holds a Master of International Sport Management degree from the Johan Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies in Amsterdam. He has spent time doing research throughout Europe and in the Philippines, and is passionate about using the power of sport for good.
Currently leading SportWORKS at Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC). The Program has integrated sport development and sport for development programming to promote indvidual and community social development, and build national sport system capacity, throughout the Commonwealth. Since that time CGC has led over 125 local sport projects that have impacted more than two million youth in over 30 nations and territories. These initiatives focus on: the empowerment of women and girls, the promotion of gender equity, youth leadership development, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, and the building of sport capacity. Over the years, CGC’s SportWORKS’ programming has been delivered through a variety of initiatives, including currently through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program. More information on CGC's international sport for development and development of sport projects, partners, and people can be found here.