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Funding Opportunity – Department of Canadian Heritage

September 19, 2020

The Department of Canadian Heritage is now accepting applications for funding for Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities (SSDIC).

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 behavior.

The SSDIC component is divided into 2 streams:

Stream One

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.

For eligibility criteria please review Stream One of the SSDIC component. The deadline to apply for funding is November 20, 2020.

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).

For eligibility criteria please review Stream Two of the SSDIC component. The deadline to apply for funding is October 16, 2020.

For any questions you may have, please contact the Department of Canadian Heritage – Sport Support Program by email or phone at the following;


Phone 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free number)