Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 14, 2014 12:00 ET

Investing in Sport Development and Participation in Northwest Territories

Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories sign a bilateral agreement on sport development and participation

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwired - April 14, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today joined Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs for the Government of the Northwest Territories, to announce contributions from the Government of Canada and Government of the Northwest Territories for sport development and participation in the Northwest Territories.

The three-year bilateral agreement involves a federal investment of $934,507 ($252,070 in 2012-2013, $430,367 in 2013-2014, and $252,070 in 2014-2015) with a matching contribution from the Northwest Territories, for a total of $1,869,014.

Quick Facts

  • The Sport Development and Participation Bilateral Agreement aims to advance the objective "Introduction to Sport"-one of the five goals of the renewed Canadian Sport Policy (2012-2022 )-as well as three of the eight 2012 Federal-Provincial and Territorial (F-P/T) Priorities for Collaborative Action endorsed by F-P/T governments in 2012. These three priorities are:
    • supporting introduction-to-sport programming, with a focus on under-represented populations;
    • working with Aboriginal communities to identify priorities and undertake initiatives for Aboriginal sport development; and
    • supporting Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L).

Quotes

"Working with provincial and territorial governments to advance important priorities for sport and physical activity in Canada is something our Government is proud to do. We want to make sport participation and athlete development a part of Canadians' everyday lives."

- Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

"Today's funding announcement clearly demonstrates that we are committed to working together with all levels of government to increase sport participation in the Northwest Territories. Sport participation and active living are essential to keeping our communities and children healthy and engaged."

- Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council

"Increasing participation in sport and providing opportunities for our youth to increase their physical literacy is a priority of the Government of the Northwest Territories. We are proud to be working with our partners at the Government of Canada to reach these goals."

- Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs for the Government of the Northwest Territories

Associated Links

Sport Canada

Canadian Sport Policy 2012

Government of the Northwest Territories

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)

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Contact Information

  • Robert Lynch
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    819-934-1122
    robert.lynch@sports.gc.ca

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    Canadian Heritage
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