MIL-OSI Translation: Backgrounder: Applicants funded under the second component of the Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities component for 2023-2024

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Agency Chiefs Tribal Council Saskatchewan The project aims to conduct research and then develop and implement a sports and recreation plan to increase recreational and sporting activities offered to young people from the Witchekan Lake and Pelican Lake First Nations.
Arctic Soccer Nunavut Summer soccer camp and winter futsal program for youth and adults.
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Alberta Youth Recreation Programs: community sports programs, youth and family camps, increasing organizational capacity through hiring program staff.
Bearspaw First Nation – Eden Valley Alberta The Eden Valley Sports Initiative aims to provide sports equipment and develop weekly programs for community recreation.
Beauval Minor Sports and Recreation Saskatchewan The sports and land-based project aims to provide hands-on cultural learning opportunities and physical enrichment programs: lacrosse, canoeing, archery, hunting, trapping, fishing, forest survival skills and plants medicinal, bannock making, lebay making, beading, ribbon skirt making, fiddle, jigging and more.
Canadian Canoe Foundation Multiple provinces Canoe expedition to Yellowknife for certification purposes. Training on camping and canoeing techniques will be provided before the expedition. During the expedition, there will be sharing circles to discuss positive, emerging and difficult experiences.
Lanaudière Native Friendship Center Quebec Offers various indoor (martial arts, gymnastics, climbing) and outdoor (white water rafting, camping, cycling) activities.
Chisasibi Cree Nation Quebec Extracurricular sports and activities program for high school students: soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, boxing, etc.
Dakota Wicozani Tipi Inc. Manitoba Offer of traditional seasonal activities during which elders and knowledge keepers will be invited to come and talk about their experiences living with products from the land.
Elbert Chartrand Friendship Center Manitoba Leisure for seniors, families and young people. Card nights, bingo, beading classes, etc. (registration not required) for seniors. Parent-child reading evenings. Recreational evenings for young people. Youth council.
Elsipogtog Sports New Brunswick Youth Baseball – certification as a coach or umpire for age groups 7 and under and 18 and under.
Eskasoni Mental Health New Scotland Expansion of the space to which young people have access to offer more sports and recreational programs: archery, canoeing, snowshoeing, drum making, etc.
File Hills Tribal Council What Calls Saskatchewan Design and delivery of a three-module program for at-risk youth. The modules will have the themes of wellness education, cultural healing as well as another theme that will fit within the framework of a baseball tournament.
First Light Newfoundland and Labrador Teaching powwow dancing to adolescents and adults to bring them closer to their culture.
Gift Lake Métis Settlement Alberta The Métawêtan (Let’s Play) project will respond to community-identified needs by providing recreational opportunities to all residents of Gift Lake and neighboring communities. The project will include the coordination and implementation of sports workshops, sports leagues, coaching workshops and volunteer opportunities.
Golf Canada Ontario, Nova Scotia First Tee Junior Golf Program – integrating golf learning into a life learning program. The program creates active learning experiences that instill self-confidence and resilience.
Hamlet of Tulita Northwest Territories Hiring a multi-sport coach whose job will be to organize sports activities for the community five days a week. Training other sports coaches to reduce risky behaviors in the community.
Inuuqatigiit Center for Inuit Children, Youth and Families Ontario The Strength in Numbers Project will continue to employ a youth sports coordinator as well as youth worker assistants who will create, present and monitor youth sports programs. Through sports and physical activities, the programs will help build participants’ self-esteem, resilience and optimism by providing emotional support within the Ottawa Inuit community. The project will also encourage the exploration of Inuit culture and spirituality.
Iroquois Roots Rugby Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec This organization, led by Aboriginal women, will offer free rugby training camps as part of Aboriginal community and school activities while focusing on fitness, health and traditional Aboriginal games or traditional activities. linked to the earth.
Johnson Elementary School Yukon Seasonal activities. Fall: berry picking, meat curing, bannock making, storytelling, moose hide processing activities (scraping, tanning and drying), drum making, slipper sewing, identification and gathering of medicinal plants, trapping , snowshoeing and hunting. Winter: Animal Identification, Tracking, Mitten Sewing, Bannock Making, Beading, Christmas Ornament Making, Elder Talks, Winter Outdoor Survival Skills, and Kaska Drumming. Spring activities: gardening, cooking, storytelling, Kaska First Nation games, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing.
Kebaowek Health Quebec Organization of projects focused on physical activity. Hiring a coordinator to supervise the organization of these community activities for young people in the community.
KHC Quebec Development and implementation of a sustainable organized sports program. Hired a sports coordinator to create a youth lacrosse association and develop and manage youth volleyball and softball programs.
Kyah Wiget Education Society British Columbia Seasonal activities such as cycling and bicycle maintenance, weekly basketball sessions, snowshoeing, downhill skiing.
Lennox Island First Nation Prince Edward Island Outdoor Adventure Program: provides community members with outdoor learning activities (on land and water), for example: canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, angling, hunting, archery, hiking, walking, swimming and biking.
Lifeguard Outreach Society (LOGOS) British Columbia The Lifesaving Venture program will provide community members with a range of aquatic training, including survival swimming lessons, swimming fundamentals lessons, and the following courses: Bronze Cross, Bronze Medal, National Lifeguard, Premiers relief.
Directorate of Community Social Services Listuguj – Sports and Recreation Program of the Department of Community Services Quebec Expanding Listuguj’s sports and recreation program by providing more opportunities to participate in sports activities. Extracurricular program of sports and recreational activities including homework help. Volleyball for youth and adults, community softball and youth softball camp.
Little Grand Rapids First Nation Manitoba The social development through sport and leisure project includes physical activities and extracurricular sports programs where young people learn appropriate sports techniques as well as how to use various sports equipment. With the help of chaperones, the project includes land-based and cultural (fishing) components for youth.
Malahat First Nation British Columbia Malahat Strong Recreation programs will continue (offered since the last application submission period): fitness classes for youth and adults, recreational outings for youth, recreational outings for children and families (climbing, gymnastics, skating, etc.) .), open-participation leisure activities twice a week, spring and summer camps.
Métis Nation of Ontario Ontario Hiring a part-time employee who will work with other wellness program coordinators across the province to organize community sports events and encourage participation.
Miawpukek First Nation Newfoundland and Labrador The youth program aims to purchase additional archery equipment, snowshoes and cross-country skis to expand the program offerings to members. The organization will also hire additional staff to support expanded programs.
Montreal Lake Cree Nation Saskatchewan Certification of young people in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and training. Campus visits to meet student-athletes and Indigenous student services staff. Participation in wellness camps to prepare for post-secondary studies (application support and file preparation).
Municipality of Pond Inlet Nunavut Women’s hockey, Inuit players – obtaining equipment and development of the sport
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Ontario Kinowonaad – Guiding the Way: providing culturally appropriate support and sports/recreational activities to 180 highly vulnerable Indigenous youth in 4 friendship centers in Toronto, including training of two people for peer support and teaching by elders and knowledge keepers.
Northern Mosaic Network Northwest Territories Creating an open and inclusive softball team.
Outside Looking In Ontario Project aimed at teaching vulnerable young people to adopt positive practices through dance to promote physical activity as well as mental and social well-being.
Piikani Nation Alberta Promotion of outdoor and indoor activities like walking, cycling, badminton, etc. The goal is to reduce risky behaviors within the community.
Racquetball Canada

British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick,


The traveling racquetball tour aims to introduce this sport to communities. It also aims to provide development training in each community for provincial coaches and coaching training for Indigenous leaders, who, in turn, will offer activities to their communities as part of a badge program.
Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut Nunavut This project aims to continue to support the community recreation sector by providing quality youth-led and youth-led training, employment and programs that will support and maintain healthy and active communities in Nunavut, as well as increase community capacity.
Red Earth British Columbia Organization of after-school yoga sessions for young people in the community. Improved well-being and reduction of risky behaviors.
Right To Play Ontario

Promoting the Acquisition of Essential Skills among Indigenous Youth (PLAY) – ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency: partnership with the Toronto-based organization Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig, Aabiish Gaa Binjibaaying (ENAGB), to support the implementation of the Promotion of Essential Skills program acquisition of essential skills among Aboriginal youth (PLAY).

The Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig Program – A place to heal our youth – Aabiish Gaa Binjibaaying – Where do we come from? is designed with the participation of young people and aims to build self-esteem, confidence, skills and self-determination by providing access to safe physical activity spaces where young people will participate in regular physical activities, programs focused on land and outdoor sports activities.

Rainy River First Nations Seikido Club Ontario Removing financial barriers to participation in martial arts and self-defense. The club buys mats, hires instructors and organizes professional seminars with a grandmaster. All membership and exam fees will be waived for participating students.
Spirit North Alberta The importance of moving: supporting health, education and employment in the community through youth sports and activities by supporting employment-related expenses within the program (program managers and assistants). These individuals will provide barrier-free sports and activity programs at school and after school.
St. Mary First Nation New Brunswick Development of sports programs and recreational activities focused on healthy lifestyles.
Start2Finish National program (based in Ontario) This program offers an online and in-person running and reading club at 25 different locations. It includes powwow-themed dance and aerobic exercise classes, a curriculum and reading activities. The second component of SSDSCA provides funds to provide youth with shoes and nutritious snacks.
Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq New Scotland The objective of this project is to develop, for the Mi’kmaq, a toolbox for strategic planning of physical activities. The kit will serve as a basis for strengthening skills in planning and implementing programs, projects and activities associated with physical activity, sport and recreation.
TLS Nunavik Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Quebec (Nunavik) Transformative Life Skills Nunavik Solutions (TLS) is a community wellness organization located in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. TLS offers practical front-line intervention and prevention programs that include stress tolerance tools, for example: 1) a toolbox for school perseverance, violence prevention and suicide prevention, and 2 ) strategies that promote good mental health for young people and the community.
Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve Number 282 Band Manitoba Hired a Recreation Liaison to revive the community lacrosse program and launch a softball project. Both programs will feature after-school workouts, including a boys’ softball team, a girls’ softball team, and two co-ed lacrosse teams.
True North Aid – Hockey Cares Project Ontario The Hockey Cares Exchange project (Oakville and Attawapiskat) is a five-day sports and cultural exchange between young people from Attawapiskat and Oakville. The program includes a welcome dinner, hockey clinics, tournaments, potlucks, pick-up basketball games and picnics. The project also includes information sessions, presentations and practical training (school visits) on post-secondary education opportunities. Urban youth experience the life and traditions of the host community.
Urban Native Youth Association British Columbia The Association offers young people free, accessible and consistent quality programs offered after school, evenings and weekends. These programs provide opportunities to develop, contribute to, and participate in a wide range of youth-led sports and recreational activities. The programs also engage Indigenous youth, encourage healthy lifestyles, build resilience, establish protective factors, promote community participation and support the acquisition of skills and leadership skills.
Waterways Manitoba The Intercommunity Canoe Program is both a land-based program and a traveling canoe program that visits Indigenous communities in Manitoba. It offers water safety courses in accordance with national water safety and canoeing programs, day trips to explore waterways near communities, and other land and tradition-based activities and training.
Wet’suwet’en First Nation British Columbia Hiring a Recreation Leadership Coordinator who will design coaching and leadership activities for older youth in the community. The coordinator will develop a weekly program of traditional sports and healthy lifestyles which will be divided into three age groups.
Whitecap Dakota First Nation Saskatchewan The youth program will offer weekly sports and recreational activities for boys and girls. It will also offer a program on positive self-image and skills, knowledge and cultural lessons useful for life. This project will mainly focus on the acquisition by participants of: a positive body image, self-love, adequate and healthy coping mechanisms, the ability to anticipate stress factors, the ability to regulate these factors, a stronger connection with their culture, and greater pride.
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Center Manitoba The center will host a week-long summer camp for children, providing a positive cultural, educational and sporting experience for more than 1,500 young people. All barriers to participation are removed as youth participate free of charge and receive transportation to and from camps where they learn fundamental skills in movement, arts and crafts, coding, structured play , free play and swimming.
York Factory First Nation Manitoba Recruitment of an Athletic Director: Hiring a part-time Community Athletic Director who will be responsible for managing and coordinating community athletic programs and promoting participation in sports. The director will set up a community sports committee composed of eight representatives. The committee will hold regular meetings to discuss athletic programs, make recommendations and provide support to the Athletic Director. The goal of the project is to offer three new sports programs to different groups in the community.

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