Territorial Sport Organization Support Program

Jan 25 2011

Sport organizations in the Northwest Territories are receiving a boost from the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Sport Organization (TSO) Support Program. TSOs will be able to expand their programs and services with the funding provided through this program, and ultimately help increase sport participation rates across the territory.

“Through this program, sport programs and services are growing,” said the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Robert C. McLeod. “Instead of getting wrapped up in administrative duties, volunteers and other sport leaders can focus their energy on increasing the number of sport participants and improving their programs.”

Launched in 2008, the TSO Support Program is co-funded by MACA and Sport Canada through the Canada – NWT Sport Bilateral Agreement. The program provides TSOs with funding to hire full or part-time administrative and technical staff so they can stabilize and expand sport programs. This year, 19 TSOs will benefit from having full or part-time sport staff to assist with program development and delivery, sport specific training, technical assistance, coach training and other activities.

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to build our future by promoting healthy and active living. Improving the physical and mental wellbeing of our people will create healthy, educated Northerners as envisioned in the 16th Assembly’s Vision of Northerners Working Together.

For more information, contact:

David Maguire
Communications/Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Phone: (867) 920-3092