Bilateral Agreements with the Provinces and Territories

The Government of Canada encourages sport participation and physical activity among children and youth by supporting sport participation projects and activities through bilateral agreements with provinces and territories.

The primary objectives of the bilateral agreements are:

  1. to support projects that strengthen physical literacy and children and youth participation that are compatible with the first three stages of Sport for Life or programming at comparable stages that exist across jurisdictions;
  2. to support projects that provide opportunities for persons from under-represented and/or marginalized populations to actively participate in sport including in roles as athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders.
  3. to strengthen Indigenous Capacity and Leadership for the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs); and
  4. to increase culturally relevant sport programming for Indigenous children and youth at the community level.
For information on the initiatives undertaken in these bilateral agreements which are led by the provinces and territories, please refer to the table below for the contact person in your province or territory.
Provinces and territories Inquiries Contact person Titles Departments E-mail address Telephone number
Alberta General information Tim Bjornson Director Ministry of Tourism and Sport (780) 422-7108
British Columbia General information Harry Kurk Sport Consultant Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport (778) 698-1746
Manitoba General information Nicole Matiation Executive Director Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage (204) 451-6678
New Brunswick General information Greg Evans Consultant Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture (506) 647-2319
Newfoundland and Labrador General information Michelle Healey Director Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation 709-729-5241
Northwest Territories General information Damon Crossman Manager of Sport and Recreation Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (867) 767-9166 ext 211110
Nova Scotia General information Michelle Aucoin Director Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage (902) 424-0990
Nunavut General information Mariele dePeuter Director Department of Community and Government Service (867) 793-3316
Ontario General information Deborah Lee Policy Advisor Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (416) 848-3453
Prince Edward Island General information Jo-Anne Wallace Amateur Sport and Region Coordinator Department of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture (902) 856-0617
Quebec General information Éric Pilote Sport Advisor Ministry of Education (418) 646-6137 ext 3660
Saskatchewan General information Dale Measner Senior Sport Consultant Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport (306) 798-8055
Yukon General information Megan Cromarty First Nations Recreation & Sport Consultant Department of Community Services (867) 333-9626

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