1-in-3 children in Canada cannot afford to participate in organized sports. For the average child, it costs $1,900 to participate year round for organized sports. THIS IS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS. The United Nations (UN) declared sport and recreation a "FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT" for all children as many of the positive effects sports has is implemented in the Charter of the United Nations. The Canadian government spends just under $100,000 on 1 young offender in incarceration. That money could be used for 50 underprivileged youth to be given the opportunity to be involved in organized sports and recreation (thats 100 underprivileged youth who are involved for half a year). The government should be cutting spending on youth offenders and more money on public sports organizations which will help children stay off the streets, out behind bars and onto the field, ice, court what have you, and, in doing so, will give children a chance to develop.