The 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be hosted by Toronto from July 16-23, with venues across the Greater Toronto Area. This will be the 10 th NAIG to be staged, the first having taken place in 1990. Travelling from across Canada and the United States, over 5000 Indigenous athletes aged 13-19 will compete in 14 sports (3-D archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, canoe...Read more


SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article examining MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL SAFETY TRAINING FOR INSTRUCTORS IN SPORT PROGRAMMING. Managing Diversity to Provide Culturally Safe Sport Programming: A Case Study of the...Read more

Celebrating Aboriginal Sport in Canada

Sunday, June 21, 2015 is National Aboriginal Day in Canada where people come together to celebrate the successes, contributions and cultural heritage of the of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Traditionally Aboriginal games were used to teach specific survival skills that they would use on a regular basis, for example, wrestling, archery, spear throwing, and foot and canoe racing. Over the...Read more

How to build a successful team

Successful teams such as the Carleton University Ravens men’s basketball team, the University of Guelph Gryphons cross country program and John Wooden’s UCLA men’s basketball squad are collegiate teams that most would like to emulate; simply put, winning is part of their DNA. Creating a culture of success takes effective leadership and proper planning, given that these teams are extremely result...Read more