Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities — Sport Support Program

COVID-19 and support measures for the culture, history and sport sectors

Learn about the immediate action the Government of Canada is taking to provide support measures and financial relief for the culture, heritage and sport sectors.

COVID-19: Support for the culture, heritage and sport sectors

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 will offer 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:

The SSDIC component is divided into 2 streams.

Stream One

This stream is reserved for established provincial/territorial Aboriginal sport bodies.

Read more about who can apply for funding under Stream One of the SSDIC component.

Stream Two

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.

Submission suspension

Due to the significant degree of oversubscription for Stream 2 of the SSDIC program component for both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 fiscal years, please be advised that the call for any further Stream 2 SSDIC applications for the 2020-2021 fiscal year is suspended. Should this situation change, we will post any such update here. The next call for applications for Streams 1 and 2 of the SSDIC is anticipated for the Fall/Winter of 2020 for the 2021-2023 fiscal years. Stream 1 applicants, as targeted recipients of the SSDIC funding, will be addressed and communicated with separately by Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada).

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