Youth and Sport

About

In 2017, the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and Minister of Indigenous Services,were mandated to “leverage investments in Indigenous youth and sport and ensure the promotion of culturally relevant sport as an important means to strengthen Indigenous identity and cultural pride.”

Recent Resolutions

Federal Commitments

Budget 2018: $47.5 million over five years, and $9.5 million every year following, to grow sport for social development in over 300 Indigenous communities

Budget 2017: $18.9 million over five years, and $5.5 million every four years following:

  • To support culturally relevant sport programs for Indigenous children and youth.
  • To strengthen leadership and ensure inclusiveness at the national level for Indigenous peoples in sport.
  • To provide stable and ongoing funding for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

Contact Social Development Staff

Jonathan Thompson
Director


Stephanie Wellman
Senior Policy Analyst


Pamela Corkum
Administrative Assistant


Martin Orr
Senior Policy Analyst


Lorna Martin
Administrative Assistant


Kara Kennedy
Policy Analyst


Kanatase Horn
Policy Analyst


Jessica Quinn
Policy Analyst


Sid LeeYouth and Sport
Assembly of First Nations
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