Sport for Social Development funding
August 13, 2019
Aboriginal Sport Circle - As the national voice in sport, fitness, culture and recreation pursuits for the Aboriginal peoples in Canada, the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) has expressed support to see the Government of Canada increase funding for Indigenous sport and physical activity programming.
Today's funding announcement by the Honourable Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport confirms multi-year contributions for Indigenous sport and social development and reflects the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action.
The ASC recognizes that Indigenous sport has achieved monumental outcomes and developed culturally appropriate programming in Canada. The ASC is pleased to see that today's announcement provides a direct link to the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body (PTASBs) members, such as the Indigenous Sports Council Alberta (ISCA). This will go a long way to address capacity needs and enable Indigenous communities to access opportunities.
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