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Policy on Aboriginal Peoples’ Participation in Sport

Sport Canada’s Policy on Aboriginal Peoples’ Participation in Sport aims to ensure that the vision of the Canadian Sport Policy is inclusive.
The Canadian sport sector has an important role to play in rebuilding Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples. In particular, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action 87-90 address the need to better tell the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history, support athlete development, increase inclusive participation and competition opportunities.

The following is an outline of the content covered by the document:
  • Sport and the socio-economic issues specific to Aboriginal Peoples.
  • Barriers to Aboriginal Peoples’ participation in sport.
  • The vision of Sport Canada’s Policy on Aboriginal Peoples’ participation in sport.
  • Policy Statements.

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We acknowledge the land on which ParaSport® Ontario was built is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

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