Sports and Recreation
A national partnership of organizations and individuals having interest in the field of aging. We encourage older adults to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activities.
Agility Association of Canada (National)
The Agility Association of Canada (AAC) was founded in 1988 for the promotion of uniform and safe standards for dog agility in Canada. The AAC is committed to promoting inclusive, competitive agility at a local, regional, national, and international level, for all handlers and dogs, without regard for pedigree.
Supports practitioners and organizations to improve the health and quality of life of Albertans through physical activity.
Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo Association (ARGRA) (Regional: Calgary, AB)
A nonprofit society formed in 1991, ARGRA offers a number of programs promoting the western lifestyle within the community, including an annual rodeo event.
Alberta Sport Development Centre Northwest (Regional: Grande Prairie, AB)
Our mission is to enhance sport in the region by providing programs and services to athletes and coaches who are striving to reach or are currently at a high performance level but need assistance to advance to the next level.
Alberta Sport Development Centre- Central (ASDC) (Regional: Red Deer, AB)
Provides improved sport experiences for regional athletes, coaches and support groups and/or individuals.
ALL Foundation (Regional: Bedford, NS)
This organization’s purpose is to receive, manage and distribute funds to charities and municipalities pursuing programs,capacity building and research designed to reduce and eliminate barriers to participation in recreational opportunities caused by poverty, distance, disability, the built environment and/or culture.
Alpine Ontario Para Race Team (AOPRT) (Regional: Toronto, ON)
A grass roots organization allowing disabled athletes in Ontario to train towards representation at the National and Olympic levels. Its aim is to send racers & support personnel to regional and national races. A division of CADS.
AMICI Camping Charity (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Established in 1966, AMICI is a volunteer organization of men and women who believe that camping contributes to the social, physical and spiritual development of youth. We are committed to helping children attend summer camp who, without AMICI’s financial assistance, would not have the opportunity to benefit from camping experience.
Arnold Anderson Sport Fund (Local: Brantford, ON)
We are a registered charity that provides funding for sports registration fees for low-income families in the Brantford and Brant County Areas.
Athletics for Kids (Local: West Vancouver, BC)
This organization aims to provide needy children and youth in the community with greater access to organized amateur sport, in conjunction with their academic endeavours.
Athletics Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Athletics Ontario is the not-for-profit sport governing body for athletics (track and field, road running, cross country and race walking) for the province of Ontario. The association is athlete-centred, volunteer-based, and club-and-community driven.
A non-profit recreational and environmental education facility located near Happy Valley – Goose Bay in Labrador. Birch Brook has been developed and operated by volunteers for nearly two decades.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, with families and other adults, offer children and youth opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and values they seek to become fulfilled individuals.
Brampton Hockey Inc. (Local: Brampton, ON)
Brampton Hockey’s mission is to promote, encourage and develop each hockey player, coach, official and volunteer, while teaching the concepts of sportsmanship, fair play and respect.
The BCCC is a registered nonprofit society which represent the interests of cyclists provincially and seeks to secure their recognition in policy and programs affecting transportational cycling.
BC Lacrosse Association (Regional: Burnaby, BC)
The BC Lacrosse Association provides lacrosse programs and services to athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. As BC’s steward of Canada’s national summer sport, we offer opportunities for lacrosse enthusiasts of all ages to participate, compete and enjoy lacrosse.
BC Wheelchair Sports (Regional: Richmond, BC)
BC Wheelchair Sports is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities.
Bruce Trail Conservancy (Local: Hamilton, ON)
The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest footpath. The Bruce Trail Conservancy (formerly AssociatiON) is a charitable, membership-based volunteer organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Calabogie Peaks Freestyle (Calabogie, ON)
This organization’s goal is to introduce freestyle skiing to children and youth in the capital region, in a fun and safe environment. Their mission is to help them grow and develop in the sport while having a great time on the slopes.
The society was founded to inspire responsible citizens to learn about gardening in this challenging, largely treeless climate and to aid in the beautifying and improving of the City of Calgary.
A charitable organization of volunteers who provide a one week summer camp session for children with cancer (active disease or in remissiON)
free of charge and year-round activities free to camper and his family.
The association encourages women to get out of the bleachers and into the fields, rinks, pools, locker rooms and board rooms of Canada.
A national not-for-profit organization founded in 1981. CAAWS works in partnership with Sport Canada and with Canada’s sport and active living communities to achieve gender equity in the sport community. CAAWS operates with a strong base of volunteers and a small team of effective and efficient staff.
Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (National: Barrie, ON)
Founded in 1976 as a nationally registered charitable organization, CADS is dedicated to assisting individuals with a disability to lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in the recreational and competitive snow skiing and snowboarding.
A volunteer based organization having as its main objective the promotion of skiing for persons with a disability in order to promote full integration into society.
Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) (National: Ottawa, ON)
A national, charitable, voluntary-sector organization whose primary concern is to influence the healthy development of children and youth by advocating for quality, school-based physical and health education.
A progressive not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and delivery of highest quality care to active individuals through injury prevention, emergency services and rehabilitative techniques.
The association is dedicated to bringing together professionals to develop knowledge and understanding of avalanches, to encourage communication and promote industry standards, and to provide high quality avalanche education.
The Centre strives for a fair and ethical sport system by promoting drug-free sport, equity, fair play, safety, and non-violence.
Works to provide a quality hockey program for all persons with disabilities who have limited upper body strength and/or mobility, who could significantly benefit from the use of an electric wheelchair in competitive sport.
The Canadian Motorcycle Association Inc. encourages and develops motorcycling for the benefit and enjoyment of its members and promotes safe motorcycling practices.
Canadian Orienteering Federation (National: Calgary, AB)
The Canadian Orienteering Federation fosters the growth of the sport of orienteering in Canada. Orienteering is a sport of navigation with map and compass, where the object is to run, walk, ski, or mountain bike to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes both on and off the trail.
Canadian Pony Club (National: Baldur, MB)
Canadian Pony Club is a member-based association, managed by volunteers, mandated to serve the needs of Canadian youth, ages 6 to 25 years of age, who are interested in riding, learning about and/or caring for horses or ponies.
Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association (CRCA) (National: Merrickville ON)
The CRCA promote all forms of recreational paddling to Canadians of diverse abilities, culture or age, to advocate for a healthy natural environment, and to develop an appreciation for the canoe and the kayak in Canadian heritage.
Canadian Rope Skipping Federation (National: Essex, ON)
A national organization promoting the development and regulation of rope skipping in Canada. The CRSF promotes good sportsmanship and fair play, while ensuring the sport is managed with integrity, fairness, and accountability.
Canadian Seniors’ Games Association (National)
CSGA believes that every Canadian individual aged 55 years and over has the fundamental right to the opportunities for enrichment, fulfilment and improved quality of life and health provided through participation in a broad variety of recreation, sport, and organized games activities.
Canadian Sport Centre Calgary (Regional: Calgary, AB)
The Canadian Sport Centre Calgary (CSCC) provides athletes and coaches with a comprehensive environment of excellence through world-leading expertise in the fields of sport science, sport medicine, strength and conditioning, biomechanics, nutrition, mental performance, coach education and life services. The CSCC currently supports over 500 summer and winter athletes and coaches living and training in Calgary and the Bow Valley Corridor.
To support CanTRA’s centres across Canada by promoting riding as a therapeutic, recreational and sport activity for children and adults with disabilities through education, an instructor certification program, and liability insurance policy.
The Canadian Youth Golf Alliance is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing access to the golf industry, sport participation, and furthering the education for at-risk youth across Canada.
A non-profit social organization for Canadians living in the Greater Southern California area. Created as an outlet for Canadians to meet with one another on a social level, Canadians Abroad aims to keep its members in touch with “home” in the artistic, political, social, economic, technological, and scientific forums through a quarterly newsletter and via e-mail notification of events happening in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Capital City Condors (Local: Ottawa, ON)
The Capital City Condors are a family of ice hockey teams for those who are unable to play on any other hockey team due to a developmental disability. Players are ages 6 and up, of all ability levels and are each given a high degree of personal care and attention by the Condors on-ice coaches.
Chance to Play (International)
Chance to Play is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities to children and youth across Canada and communities in developing countries to engage in soccer. Impacting national and international communities through the soccer recycling program that offers environmental sustainability by collecting and redistributing gently used soccer uniforms and equipment by collaborating with soccer clubs.
CharterAbility (Regional: Oakville, ON)
A registered charity currently operating two accessible pontoon boats, within Oakville Harbour and Sixteen Mile Creek, to provide Free Boat Cruises, from an accessible dock, to disabled persons, physically, mentally or age challenged residents or visitors to Ontario.
Chess’n Math Association (National)
The Chess’n Math Association (CMA) is Canada’s national scholastic chess organization. A nonprofit organization, our mission is to provide youngsters with the opportunities and resources necessary for learning and developing their chess playing abilities in a fun and disciplined environment.
Coaches Association of Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The Coaches Association of Ontario is an independent, nonprofit, coach-led organization that strengthens development opportunities and provides resources, representation and recognition for coaches in a variety of contexts.
Coaches of Canada (National: Ottawa, ON)
Coaches of Canada is the nonprofit organization that represents the profession of coaching (sport) in Canada. We are a member-driven organization and our members are coaches who represent all sports, both professional and amateur. Our mission is to advance the profession of coaching; and to advance the contribution coaches make to individuals, teams, communities and society.
Commonwealth Games Canada (National: Ottawa, ON)
To achieve its mission and vision, Commonwealth Games Canada strives constantly and consistently to put into action what it values. The values of the CGC – caring, justice and development – are based upon history and what motivates its future.
Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Edmonton’s largest lawn bowling venue. It was built by the City of Edmonton for the 1978 Commonwealth Games. The club currently has about 150 members.
Cricket Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
The governing body of cricket in Canada, and affiliated with the International Cricket Council. The association is funded by memberships and donations, is the sanctioning authority for international tours, and the governing body of ladies cricket in Canada.
Delta Gymnastics Society (Local: Delta, BC)
The Delta Gymnastics Society is a nonprofit society dedicated to the development of youth in Delta, BC. “Where Kids are First!” is the society’s mission and exemplifies their commitment to assist the youth in our community through fun programming and sport.
A nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providing people living with a disability the opportunity to learn about and enjoy sailing.
DSA is dedicated to providing disabled children and adults with the opportunity to learn, teach and compete in the sport of skiing.
Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (DNSHTF) (Regional: Dartmouth, NS)
Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (DNSHTF) is a registered charity that supports Nova Scotia’s kids in embracing active living and instilling in them the knowledge, skills and motivation required to be healthy and active for life. DNSHTF operates Kids Run Club, a free provincial school-based running program.
Dufferin Club (Local: Brantford, ON)
The Dufferin Club is a nonprofit, community-owned facility, operated by an elected committee of volunteers with a clubhouse, six illuminated tennis courts and two lawn bowling greens.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (International: Toronto, ON)
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people 14-24 years old which helps develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure. We believe that not all learning happens in the classroom.
Dundas Special Olympics (Local: Dundas, ON)
Provides special needs adults and youth with year-round sports opportunities, including swimming, bowling, and softball.
Edmonton Church League Athletics (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Local church members and non-members gather together to participate in head-to-head competition with two seasons per year.
The largest volunteer recreation organization in North America, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues is the umbrella organization for 142 communities and 12 districts within the City of Edmonton, Alberta.
Edmonton Little League Baseball (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being through the medium of baseball and softball with guidance and exemplary leadership.
Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) (Local: Edmonton, AB)
The Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) is a not-for-profit sports club. Participants of any age, ability or experience are welcome at all Edmonton Orienteering events & every event includes a free beginners’ clinic. Orienteering is an outdoor activity involving using a special map to navigate around the terrain.
Edmonton Rec League (Local: Edmonton, AB)
The ERL offers organized co-ed recreational sports to young adults in the Edmonton area. Activities include dodgeball, soccer, volleyball, floor hockey, flag football, ultimate frisbee, slo-pitch, and more.
Edmonton Sport and Social Club (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Offers well organized co-ed sports leagues for active adults in and around the city of Edmonton. Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, ultimate, slo-pitch, and flag football.
The Edmonton Sport Council is a voice and resource for sport in Edmonton. Our purpose is to provide a plan for a well-coordinated, participant centred, sport delivery system in Edmonton.
Equestrian Canada (National)
Equestrian Canada (EC) is the national governing body for equestrian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and advance all equine and equestrian interests. With over 18,000 sport licence holders, 90,000 registered participants, 11 provincial/territorial sport organization partners and 10+ national equine affiliate organizations, EC is a significant contributor to the social, physical, emotional and economic wellbeing of the equestrian industry across Canada.
Espoir Soccer (Local: Surrey, BC)
Espoir Soccer is a nonprofit program that provides youth soccer coaching for children in low-income families, including new immigrants and refugees. It is designed to break financial barriers that restrict any child from participating in organized sports. In addition, the program gives an opportunity for its participants to receive help in academics and English classes.
FitSpirit (Regional: Saint-Jérôme, QC)
FitSpirit is a nonprofit organization that offers young girls between 13 and 17 years of age tangible ways of motivating them to adopt an active, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. They offer presentations to schools by top Canadian female athletes.
The Football for the World Foundation (FFTW) (International: Kitchener, ON)
The Football for the World Foundation (FFTW) is dedicated to providing new and used football equipment to underprivileged youth worldwide. Having the proper equipment and playing fields allows children to explore their full potential both on and off the pitch with the opportunity to play the game they love with safety and enjoyment
Forest City Gymnastics Club (Local: London, ON)
Forest City Gymnastics Club is a nonprofit, parent-run organization that depends on volunteers and fundraising to meet our commitment to provide quality gymnastics education to children at a reasonable cost. Since 1978, we have been offering programs to recreational, community groups and competitive athletes.
A non-profit, non-medical, community based, adult mental health organization offering social and recreational support to those who have experienced mental/emotional distress resulting in social isolation. Provides opportunities to develop strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
Gatineau Gliding Club (National: Ottawa, ON)
A volunteered-run organization dedicated to promoting motorless flight in Canada. The club was founded in 1942 and welcomes people of all ages interested in learning to fly gliders.
Gemini Gymnastics (Local: Oshawa, ON)
Gemini Gymnastics is a not-for-profit, parent-run organization that strives to assist young athletes in developing a positive attitude and in achieving fulfillment through extra-curricular sports. Its mission is to provide an environment in which athletes are limited only by personal ability and desire.
Get Active ‘N Play (Local: Toronto, ON)
This organization’s goal is to help grow active communities through Sports Walls, connecting people through sport and providing the tools to learn, share and play.
1. GIVEFestivals.org (Regional: Orleans, ON)
1. GIVEFestivals.org is a not-for-profit event management organization whose sole purpose is to organize fun sporting events to collect funds to donate to local charities.
Gloucester Recreation Development Organization (GRDO) (Local: Ottawa, ON)
GRDO develops and delivers recreational sport skill development programs to children who may not have had the benefit of participation in mainstream programs because of financial, cultural or social barriers.
GO Community Centre (Local: Edmonton, AB)
The GO Community Centre aims to ensure facilities are available for Albertans to participate in sport for life. They run a facility that is a national centre of excellence for both community and competitive sport.
Grand Valley Trails Association (Regional: Waterloo, ON)
The Grand Valley Trails Association is a nonprofit organization whose mandate is to build and maintain hiking trails in the Grand River Valley. As well, the association promotes outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and canoeing.
The purpose of the GVCC is to promote, and improve conditions for cycling in Greater Victoria by: improving cycling education; facilitating communication between cyclists and government; improving facilities for bicycle use; improving the legal climate for cyclists; encouraging more people to ride bicycles more often; and developing a cycling information base.
Gymnastics BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Gymnastics BC is a federation of clubs and affiliate members whose mission to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experiences through the delivery of comprehensive quality gymnastics programming.
Halifax Rowing Club (Local: Halifax, NS)
The Halifax Rowing Club is a volunteer-run operation focused on the sport of rowing. They provide safe, affordable opportunities for HRM residents of all ages and abilities to row as a life-long activity, promoting healthy living, friendship, and sporting excellence while preserving and growing the tradition of rowing on the North West Arm.
Hamilton Gymnastics Academy (Local: Hamilton, ON)
The Hamilton Gymnastic Academy is a nonprofit organization that has provided high quality gymnastic instruction to thousands of children in the community since 1981. The staff is NCCP Certified and dedicated to providing a fun-filled, safe learning environment for children.
Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club (Local: Hamilton, ON)
A nonprofit organization running a variety of programs in the Hamilton area, including a day program for seniors and adults with physical or cognitive impairments, as well as athletic and social programs for children. They also offer a parent support group and a play centre for pre-school children.
Hoops for Kids (Local: Scarborough, ON)
Hoops for Kids is a not-for-profit corporation that provides financial assistance to children in Scarborough, ON so that they can compete in basketball at the highest, competitive level.
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Canada (International: Kitchener, ON)
IMBA Canada is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for access to great trails and mountain bike opportunities. Founded internationally in 1988, and nationally in 2004, IMBA supports and represents over 35,000 cyclists globally. Their mission is to create, enhance, and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers across Canada.
International Soccer Club of Mississauga Canada (Local: Mississauga, ON)
Based in the Northwest end of Mississauga since 2008, The International Soccer Club (ISC) has been hosting over 1,400 players ages 4 to 16 every year at its Indoor and Outdoor, Recreational and Rep Programs. The ISC is a Sanctioned Youth Recreational and Competitive Club member with the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) and the Peel Halton Soccer Association (PHSA), a Not-For-Profit Corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act and a Registered Community Member with City of Mississauga.
Just4Kics (National: Oakville, ON)
Just4kics is a registered Canadian charity providing underprivileged youths ages 5-18 in Canada the oppournity to play an organized sport or recreational activity within their community. Just4kics pays for the child’s registration fee, equipment and in some cases, their transportation costs.
Kasuku Children’s Centre (International: Ottawa, ON)
Kasuku Children’s Centre is a Kindergarten to Grade 3 school with wrap-around support for parents (mostly teen-parents) and the only one of its kind in the area. The center has ongoing programs during the school term and holidays. The programs aim to incorporate sport as a vehicle to help bring about positive change and social cohesion in a community desperately in need of social services. This will positively influence the provision of hope, inspiration, opportunities and platforms for them to advance their ambitions and dreams.
Keep Playing Kids (Local: Toronto, ON)
Keep Playing Kids provides free sports programs to children in our communities. We eliminate the financial barrier, making sports accessible to everyone. We also prioritize getting all kids involved, regardless of gender or skill level.
Kids Run Wild (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Kids Run Wild is an active outdoor program designed to improve fitness, encourage confidence, and teaching navigation/route finding skills. We provide low cost programs for children ranging in age from 5 – 16 years & offer both daytime and evening options. Kids Run Wild is organized by Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club.
KidSportTM Society (The) (National: Toronto, ON)
Our mission is to overcome the obstacles that prevent some young people from playing sport by providing children from low-income families funding and/or sport equipment so they can play their favorite sport. KidSportTM is established in every province across Canada, except Quebec.
Leisure Information Network (National: Toronto, ON)
LIN’s goal is to provide a focus and infrastructure for the collection, dissemination and exchange of information amongst leisure services professionals. Our vision is to become the knowledge management backbone for the recreation sector in Canada.
An active member of our community dedicated to preventing death and injury in, or near water.
Little League Canada (National: Ottawa, ON)
A nonprofit organization that assists young boys and girls in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being through the medium of baseball and softball with guidance and exemplary leadership.
MoreSports (Local: Vancouver, BC)
MoreSports creates sport initiatives so that all youth, regardless of their social or economic background, have an opportunity to develop skills and a love of sport, and to increase active participation in all East Vancouver neighbourhoods.
The NFLA is a partnership of not-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of exercise accreditation and leadership. Together we develop, promote and implement national standards for the accreditation, training and registration of exercise professionals in Canada.
New Hope Community Bikes (Local: Hamilton, ON)
New Hope Community Bikes is a hub for building and repairing bikes, offering safe cycling education, providing access to affordable transportation, and fostering a rich and inclusive cycling culture.
North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) (Regional: Maple Ridge, BC)
North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) is a nonprofit charitable organization enriching the lives of children and adults who experience physical, mental, emotional or social challenges by providing safe and professional therapeutic equine programming.
Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NFSA) (Regional: Halifax, NS)
The NSFA is a certifying body for exercise educators in Nova Scotia. We provide professional development and advocate for educators to government and the wider fitness industry. We represent Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador to the National Fitness Leadership Alliance.
Novelletto Rosati Complex (Regional: Windsor, ON)
Run by the Italian Canadian Handicapable Association (ICHA), this nonprofit sports facility raises funds to send disabled athletes to the Special Olympics. The complex also offers recreational activities for persons with mental and physical challenges.
Oil City Derby Girls (Local: Edmonton, AB)
An all-female run, nonprofit roller derby league whose mission is to build strong, athletic women together.
OneTeamMVMT creates opportunities for youth development through the team sport of synchronized skating. To pave the way for Olympic acceptance of the discipline, we: popularize synchronized skating to increase participation; build a positive, collaborative culture within the sport; and offer developmental workshops for athletes and coaches.
The OASSA is a not-for profit provincial sport organization that fosters the athletic and intellectual development of young athletes and adults who wish to pursue sport in fun, friendship, and fitness.
Has given leadership, encouragement and direction to the organized camping movement for over 60 years. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization, comprised of individuals, camps and camping organizations who support organized camping as ‘an educational, recreational experience, guided by trained leaders in a natural environment.’
Ontario Curling Association (Regional: Toronto, ON)
This organization works to encourage and facilitate the growth and development of curling in cooperation with our network of member curling clubs and other curling associations.
OPHEA exists to positively influence the lifestyles of Ontario’s children and youth through the provision of quality leadership, advocacy, and resources in the area of physical and health education.
The provincial sport governing body for boating and sailing. Our members are member clubs, sailing schools, camps, and class associations , many of whom have learn to sail programs.
Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association (OnTRA) (Regional: Straffordville, ON)
Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association (OnTRA) is a provincial organization that promotes riding as a form of therapy for children and adults with physical and/or cognitive impairments.
Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled (Regional: Etobicoke, ON)
Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled is the only provincial organization with a provincial mandate to engage directly with children and youth with disabilities in the delivery of training, equipment, opportunity, facilities, and support for the alpine sport such as stand-up skiing, sit-skiing, and snowboarding.
Ontario Trails (Regional: Ontario)
The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) – Conseil des Sentiers de l’Ontario – is a charity that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails in Ontario.
Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Established in 1929, the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) is the official governing body and provides the organizational structure for the sport of Volleyball in the province of Ontario. The OVA is involved in every facet of the sport by offering programs at all levels for both indoor and beach volleyball.
Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA) (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The OWSA’s mission is to develop and grow wheelchair sports opportunities at the recreational, competitive, and high performance level for youth and adults with physical disabilities. We are the Provincial Sport Organization representing wheelchair athletics, basketball, rugby and tennis in Ontario.
Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association (Local: Ottawa, ON)
The Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting ultimate (and disc sports in general) in the Ottawa-Carleton region. Run primarily by volunteers, OCUA is on the cutting edge of one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and we are dedicated to spreading the word about this phenomenal game.
Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation (Local: Ottawa, ON)
The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation works each year to deliver a dragon boat race festival accessible to all. They aim to create a cross-cultural experience that is fun for everyone.
PacificSport Okanagan (Regional: Kelowna, BC)
A legacy of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games, PacificSport Okanagan is a not-for-profit regional sport hub created to lead athlete, coach, and community sport services in British Columbia’s Okanagan.
Paddle Canada (National: Kingston, ON)
This organization To promote recreational paddling instruction, safety and environmental awareness to all Canadians. Paddle Canada sets national standards for instruction and certification for recreational paddling: canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard.
Panda-Sports is dedicated to help save the endangered giant pandas by raising awareness and funds through organized community sports activities. We are targeting everyone who is passionate about sports to have the same passion towards the conservation of giant pandas.
For the past 35 years, the association has been providing recreation and sport programs in the Edmonton, Alberta area for men, women and children with a physical disability.
PRO is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, health and well-being of people, their communities and their environments throughout Ontario. PRO provides leadership training, resources and products, as well as position statements on issues and trends affecting parks and recreation.
Pride and Remembrance Run Association (Local: Toronto, ON)
An incorporated, not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1996 to organize and promote an annual athletic event in conjunction with Toronto’s Pride Week.
Our vision is to ensure that all girls and women participating in physical activity and sport in the province of British Columbia have access to a complete range of choices and opportunities; have equity as participants, competitors and leaders; and become fully participatory and actualize their potential.
Proset Autism (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
Proset Autism is a non-competitive adaptive sport program for kids and teens with ASD, Asperger, PPD-NOS, ADHD in the Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON area.
Richmond Gymnastics Association (RGA) (Local: Richmond, BC)
RGA has been a part of Richmond since 1968, and currently operates as a volunteer and parent-run organization that fosters achievement in the sport of gymnastics as well as the fulfillment of personal achievement. The organization offers both girls and boys Competitive and Recreational gymnastics to the City of Richmond and outlying municipalities.
Right to Play (International: Toronto, ON)
Right To Play is a humanitarian, non-governmental organization committed to improving the lives of the most disadvantaged children and their communities through Sport for Development. Right To Play runs sport and play programs in 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
River City Squash (Local: Kamloops, BC)
The River City Squash program was developed to serve financially disadvantaged youth in Kamloops, with an after-school program of squash coaching, academic tutoring, and community service opportunities, based on the very successful urban squash model in the United States.
A Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to Inline Speedskating, Roller Artistic Skating and Inline Hockey, in Canada.
Rossbrook House (Local: Winnipeg, MB)
Rossbrook House is a neighbourhood centre for children and youth in Winnipeg’s inner-city. It offers a constant alternative to the destructive environment of the streets. Rossbrook is open 365 days of the year, 24 hours on weekends or any school holidays. Beyond the ‘drop-in’, a variety of recreational, arts, cultural, women’s and employment development programs are offered.
Running For Your Life Performance Group (Regional: Ontario)
Running For Your Life Performance Group is dedicated to enhancing and providing opportunities for all to participate in Fitness, Physical Development, Healthy Lifestyles, Positive Self Image and Confidence through Running-Based Programs. Our programs provide opportunities for young and old to remain involved in lifelong fitness and healthy lifestyles.
Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association Inc. (SSFA) (Regional: Saskatchewan)
The Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association Inc. (SSFA) is a volunteer, non-governmental organization formed in 1984 in response to the need for an activity program for people fifty years of age and older.
Second Kicks (International: Toronto, ON)
Founded in 2004, Second Kicks is a nonprofit charitable sports organization with a mission to collect and distribute used soccer uniforms and equipment to needy communities in Canada and around the world.
Skate Canada is dedicated to providing Canadians the opportunity to participate in skating throughout their lifetime for fun, fitness, and achievement.
Special Olympics Alberta (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
Special Olympics Alberta is committed to enriching the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport.
Provides individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.
Special Olympics Ontario – Kitchener-Waterloo (Local: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON)
A community-based organization that is a proud and strong supporter of providing sports training and competitions for people with intellectual disabilities. We feel strongly that sports competitions are important for everyone!
Special Olympics New Brunswick (Regional: Fredericton, NB)
Special Olympics New Brunswick is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities through sport training and competition. Special Olympics programs across the province are open to athletes of all ages and ability levels.
Special Olympics Newmarket (Local: Newmarket, ON)
Special Olympics Newmarket and District is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals in the Newmarket area with an intellectual disability.
Special Olympics Québec (Regional: Montreal, QC)
Special Olympics Québec’s mission is to encourage people living with an intellectual disability to take part, at the level of their choice, in quality sports training and athletic competitions in order to further their personal development and that of those around them.
Speed Skating Canada (National: Ottawa, ON)
Speed Skating Canada organizes and coordinates the sport of speed skating in Canada for the betterment of the sport and its members.
SportAbility (Regional: Surrey, BC)
A nonprofit, volunteer-driven association whose goal is to provide opportunities in sport for people with disabilities. Opportunities include recreational/skill development programs, competitive clubs, and regional competitions.
Sport Manitoba (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)
Sport Manitoba is the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. The primary focus of Sport Manitoba is on the development of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
SPORT4ONTARIO (Regional: Toronto, ON)
SPORT4ONTARIO was incorporated in 1998 as the Provincial Sport Organizations Council, and provides the collaborative environment, knowledge and resources to build sport capacity and drive leadership excellence in the Ontario sport community through education, advocacy, interaction, research and innovation.
SportStars (Local: Mississauga, ON)
SportStars is a not for profit organization providing soccer to children aged 1.5 – 13 years old via leagues and development programs.
Stampede City Gymnastics Club (Local: Calgary, AB)
A nonprofit, parent-run organization that offers training at both the recreational and competitive level. Stampede City strives to inspire the “spirit of sport” in every child, through the provision of dedicated coaches and team building experiences for all of our athletes.
Step It Up T.O. (Local: Toronto, ON)
Step It Up T.O. focuses on removing the barriers that have disadvantaged specific group of youth from participating in physical activity by encouraging them to become proactive advocates of healthy living.
StepStones for Youth (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Our mandate is to promote and continually improve fundamental core skills for vulnerable youth that will increase their potential for success in school, the community, and as members of the workforce through leadership development, summer camp programming, and youth mentoring.
Table Tennis Canada (National: Markham, ON)
Table Tennis Canada is the recognized federal body from across Canada that promotes the sport of Table Tennis through athlete development, coaching education, officials training by encouraging participation by persons of every age, sex, race, colour, and creed.
A competitive soccer club located in Techumseh, Ontario that works to develop the skills of its players.
Teen Ranch (Regional: Caledon, ON)
Teen Ranch is a non-denominational Christian sports camp, specializing in hockey and equestrian programs. Dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders, young people are provided with a positive, supportive environment to develop physically, socially, intellectually and spiritually.
Tennis Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Tennis Canada operates under the auspices of Sport Canada, and is a member of the Canadian Olympic Association. Tennis Canada’s event management team is directly responsible for all national and international competitions in Canada, including junior, senior and wheelchair championships.
Tennis BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Tennis BC is a provincial sport organization that promotes tennis, and is an association of clubs, parks and recreation centers and individual members. They organize tournaments and offer community programs, coaching certification, and programs for youth and children.
Toronto Brigantine Inc. (Local: Toronto, ON)
Toronto Brigantine Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to building character in youth through sail training. This is accomplished through the delivery of challenging programs aboard traditionally-rigged vessels, with a focus on safety and the creation of positive and memorable experiences for trainees.
Toronto Curling Association (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Toronto Curling Association (TCA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of the sport of curling in the greater Toronto area. There are 23 curling clubs in and around Toronto that are members of the TCA.
Toronto Soccer Association (Local: Toronto, ON)
The organization’s mission is to provide an opportunity for any person to play organized soccer and to assist participants in reaching their potential through the provision of programs for developing player, coaches, referees, and administrators in the District of Toronto.
Toronto Special Olympics (Local: Toronto, ON)
The organization’s primary objective is to contribute to the physical, social, and psychological development of people who have a mental disability through positive, successful experiences in sports.
Provides young people in Toronto with physical, social, and educational activities to help keep them off the streets in a safe and structured environment.
This organization is focussed on providing opportunities for women 14-years of age and over to play summer ball hockey in the GTA. From beginners to competitive players, the TWBHA has opportunities for players of all levels/interests.
Trailblazers Tandem Cycling Club (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Trailblazers Tandem Cycling Club, a registered charity, provides recreational cycling to people who have limited or no vision, the opportunity to cycle with sighted volunteers on tandems bikes which are bicycles built for two.
Trails BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Trails BC, also known officially as the Trails Society of BC, is a nonprofit registered society. Their mandate is to facilitate the development of shared use and sustainable trail networks, including the Trans Canada Trail, within British Columbia.
The TCTF mission is to build the longest shared-use recreational trail in the world. Just $40 allows you to sponsor a metre of trail and get your name listed on a plaque in the pavilion of your choice. And, the donation is tax deductible. Visit our website or call 1800-465-3636 to make your donation.
Tribal Dreams is a nonprofit organization that is bringing sporting events (particularly football camps) to Aboriginal communities. Their goal is to instill the attributes of sport into aboriginal youth. From personal experience they have found that sport contributes to personal growth in terms of discipline, perseverance, leadership and many other personal qualities, in addition to the positive physical and social aspects.
The Vancouver home of the field sport played with a flying disc and a minimum of seven players per side.
Variety Village (Local: Scarborough, ON)
For over 65 years, Variety’s goal has been to improve the quality of life and integration into society of all people, regardless of their abilities. By offering specialized programs, sport opportunities and services for children with disabilities, we create a level playing field without barriers, intimidation or other obstacles. Dedicated to people of all abilities, Variety Village is a great place to get fit and have fun.
viaSport (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
viaSport, formerly the BC Sport Agency, will continue to fund existing 2010 Legacies Now programs that encourage sport participation and healthy living, develop high-performance athletes, and improve delivery of sport and recreation programs to benefit all BC residents.
Victory Sports Camps (Local: Burnaby, BC)
Victory Sports Camps teaches kids to set written goals through sports camps, elite development programs and class room sessions. Programs are delivered to students in Grades 4-9 currently.
Volleyball BC (Regional: Burnaby, BC)
Volleyball BC is the provincial sport governing body that actively encourages and enables all residents to enjoy, participate and excel in the sport of volleyball.
A nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to building and maintaining a pedestrian hiking trail in Northern Ontario, along the northern shores of Lakes Superior and Huron.
Waterski and Wakeboard Alberta (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
This organization provides water ski and wakeboard camps and clinics for all levels and ages. They also offer educational clinics on boat driving, officiating, coaching, and safety skills throughout the province and host several recreational and competitive tournaments within the province every summer.
Western Style Dressage Association of Canada (National)
The Western Style Dressage Association of Canada is a national organization formed to promote the equestrian sport of western dressage in Canada. They are open to all breeds of horses; value all levels of riders and we aim to help you develop a better partnership with your horse.
Nestled in the rolling countryside near the slopes of the Great Pine Ridge in southern Ontario, WindReach Farm offers a year round accessible agricultural (farming) environment and nature interpretation centre especially designed for individuals and small groups of all ages with disabilities.
Yoga Outreach Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Yoga Outreach is a Vancouver-based charity that promotes healing by providing volunteer Yoga teachers to people in health care settings (physical and mental), shelters, treatment facilities and correctional institutions who would not otherwise have access to Yoga.
Serving the community for 115 years, YWCA Hamilton is a leading, charitable, nonprofit, community organization providing high quality, affordable programs, social services, volunteer leadership and education for women and their families. The YWCA offers two large gymnasia, two fitness centres, and two Junior-Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Zero Ceiling Society of Canada (La Société Sans Limite du Canada) (Regional: Whistler, BC and Quebec)
Zero Ceiling’s vision is to inspire all disadvantaged youth to seek a healthier, happier life through sport and active living.
Un organisme à but non lucratif actif au Québec et en Colombie-Britanique. Sa mission est de briser les barrières socioéconomiques touchant les jeunes exclus. Pour ce faire, la société met en place des programmes communautaires, innovateurs et soutenables dans le domaine du sport de montagne, pour la jeunesse exclue âgée entre 17 et 24 ans.