Youth and Sport


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

Ashley Bach
Policy Analyst

Jessica Quinn
Policy Analyst

Lorna Martin
Administrative Assistant

Martin Orr
Senior Policy Analyst

Pamela Corkum
Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Wellman
Associate Director

Sid LeeYouth and Sport