KidSport NWT

Is a program directed at helping Northwest Territories youth (age 18 and under) overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport.  KidSport NWT provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment. For more information or to apply for this program contact Sport North Federation.

Walk to Tuk Challenge

The annual event aims to increase physical activity levels of NWT residents by encouraging community members, schools and workplaces to form teams and together ‘walk the distance’ of the Mackenzie River from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk.

Teams try to collectively walk a total of 1658 km during January and February of each year. For more information or to get involved contact NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Rising Star Program

Breaking down barriers to build on high performance potential is the aim of this Sport North program.  Athletes (females 11-15 and males 12-16) that exhibit potential in their sport of choice and wish to receive additional training by attending a camp or clinic can apply for financial support to assist with travel and registration costs.  For more information or to apply for this program contact Sport North Federation.

Traditional Games

Traditional Games are steeped in tradition where youth learned while they played and played while they learned. With the help of experienced traditional games experts this grass roots programs teaches youth dog mushing, lacrosse, canoeing, snowshoeing and Inuit and Dene Games. To learn more visit

Regional Sport Development Program

This funding program administered by the Beaufort Delta Sahtu Recreation Association aims to increase physical activity opportunities to the 13 communities in the region. Funding is provided throughout the year for school based activities or seasonal community events. To learn more contact the Beaufort Delta Sahtu Recreation Association at 867-678-5465 or


This program provides opportunities for current and potential coaches in the Northwest Territories to receive quality coaching education which fosters positive attitudes, promote ethics and builds a collaborative coaching community. Skills learned are aimed at enhancing the experience of NWT athletes through quality coaching. For more information contact Sport North Federation.