New Membership Information Required

Some of you may have been advised by your league that Darts Alberta now requires the following information for all members:

  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Postal Code

Some members have questioned the need for the information. Because we receive funding from the Government of Alberta every year, extensive reports are required to be submitted from every sport that receives this funding…not just from Darts Alberta. In the past, we were only asked for this information by age group (under 18, 19 to 25, 26 to 54, and 55+) and estimates were given based on the population of our membership. This is no longer the case. 

The Government of Alberta (our funder) is requesting that all Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) – collect the birthdates of their members as a requirement of their annual funding agreement. Membership statistics play a role in the amount of funding we receive from the government and if we are unable to provide complete information, those members will not be able to be counted. This could significantly affect future funding.

Protection of Personal Information—Although your league collects and submits your name, address, gender, date of birth and postal code to Darts Alberta, this information is only accessible to 2 people within the organization, the Darts Alberta Administrator who is the Darts Alberta’s Privacy Officer and the Darts Alberta Membership Director. Individuals’ names and addressed are not submitted to government. Similar a generic list of Gender, Date of Birth and Postal Code are submitted in our government reports. 

We appreciate that this is an onerous task to ask of our leagues and we urge everyone to be as cooperative as possible.

To all of our member leagues, please submit whatever information you have by the deadline and we will all work together to gather this additional information.

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