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September 30, 2021
Today marks Canada’s inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Take some time to learn and reflect by visiting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR),...
June 21, 2021
June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Strategies to reduce barriers to physical activity and build capacity in the Canadian sport system are just one part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. Common barriers to physical...
December 8, 2020
Warmer winters contribute to thinner, weaker, and less stable ice. This puts Indigenous communities in northern Canada at increased risk for winter drowning because of their dependence on ice cover for subsistence and travel. Water safety programs that use local...
October 14, 2020
For sport and physical activity organizations, creating successful partnerships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities requires an intentional approach. This includes understanding individual communities and cultures, recruiting volunteers and coaches from these communities, and recognizing that building meaningful relationships...
September 24, 2020
Common barriers to physical activity in rural, remote and Indigenous communities include limited access to recreational facilities, lack of sidewalks, uneven road surfaces, wildlife, and inclement weather. Learn more about evidence-based strategies for promoting physical activity in these communities.
August 24, 2020
Understanding the cultural context of a community is critical when designing and implementing physical activity and sport programs. For example, integrating Indigenous values, beliefs, and practices (e.g. smudging, berry picking, hunting) into programs can greatly enhance their value among Indigenous...
February 24, 2020
Coaches can play an important role in teaching athletes about healthy relationships in and through sport. The Coaching Association of Canada is leading a new project to build the capacity of coaches and other sport system stakeholders to help prevent and address...
September 24, 2019
Number 91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action reads: We call upon the officials and host countries of international sporting events such as the... [Arctic Winter Games] ...to ensure that Indigenous peoples’ territorial protocols are...
August 21, 2019
When an estimated 2,000 participants arrive in Whitehorse next March, they’ll be welcomed to the Traditional Territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch’än Council, two of 11 self-governing First Nations in the Yukon. In today's SIRC blog,...
July 4, 2019
The first Arctic Winter Games was hosted in 1970 engaging 500 athletes from Alaska, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. In March of 2020, an estimated 2,000 athletes from across the Circumpolar North will be in Whitehorse, Yukon as the Games mark...