Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities — Sport Support Program
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The Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities (SSDIC) component of the Sport Support Program funds eligible organizations to deliver sport for social development projects in Indigenous communities in Canada.
The SSDIC component offers a flexible program that can be tailored to address the self-identified social objectives of individual Indigenous communities.
Sport for social development
Sport for social development is defined as the use of sport for social development for the purpose of achieving targeted social outcomes. The SSDIC component is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, which identified 4 key social development needs of Indigenous communities.
Those needs form the specific targeted social outcomes of the SSDIC component:
- improved health, education, and employability; and
- the reduction of at-risk behaviour.
The SSDIC component is divided into 2 streams.
This stream is reserved for established Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), as well as for the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) to provide leadership and support to the PTASBs for their delivery of the Initiative.
Read more about who can apply for funding under Stream One of the SSDIC component.
This stream is open to Indigenous governments, Indigenous communities and other not-for-profit Indigenous and non‑Indigenous delivery organizations collaborating with an Indigenous organization(s).
Read more about who can apply for funding under Stream Two of the SSDIC component.
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