Get Involved

Passionate about empowering Indigenous communities through sports and recreation? GET INVOLVED!

According to the 2021 census, there are almost 250,000 Indigenous (First Nations, Red River Metis, and Inuit) people living in Manitoba, with over half living outside of Winnipeg.

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council plays a vital role in our community by offering a wide range of opportunities, including sports and recreation development, mentorship, and various other programs, catering to individuals of all levels.

Whether you're an athlete, coach, official, volunteer, or looking for employment, there are many different ways for you to get involved.

Are you a member of the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council? Apply today by clicking here!


Careers

Lead the way in advancing sports and recreation development within Indigenous communities. Consider joining our team if you're dedicated to fostering social change, creating grassroots programs, and engaging with Indigenous communities throughout our province. We currently have several open positions available.

Current Opportunities

We are currently not hiring at the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council. We appreciate your interest in joining our team, but at this time, we do not have any job openings available.

Please feel free to check back or reach out to us in the future to inquire about any potential employment opportunities. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to sports and recreation for several reasons, including:

  • Offering essential support in organizing events, coaching, officiating, and maintaining facilities.
  • Contributing to community engagement, making sports accessible to a wider audience.
  • Fostering inclusivity and enriching the overall experience for participants.
  • Promoting physical activity, teamwork, and social cohesion.

Volunteers are the backbone of the MASRC's programs, including Team Manitoba's North American Indigenous Games and National Aboriginal Hockey Championships teams. Our coaches, team managers, chaperons, and mission staff are all volunteer positions.

If you would like to volunteer with us in the future, please fill out our Volunteer Intake Form.


Coach

Coaching youth sports is vital as it promotes physical fitness, skill development, teamwork, and discipline. It builds confidence, instills values like sportsmanship and fair play, and teaches goal setting and emotional regulation. Coaches serve as mentors, fostering positive role models and contributing to a sense of community. They help children develop lifelong interests in sports, social skills, and time management abilities. Ultimately, coaching shapes well-rounded individuals, preparing them for future challenges and successes in sports and life.

Current Opportunities

Aboriginal Apprentice Coaching Program (AACP)

The Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP) is a partnership between the:

The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two (2) coaches of First Nations, Metis and Inuit ancestry to the Canada Games in apprentice coach roles.

The next Canada Summer Games will be held in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador.

AACP objectives include:

• Building coaching capacity within Indigenous communities.
• Providing Aboriginal apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure.
• Providing Aboriginal apprentice coaches with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP certification to a minimum of Competition - Development, Trained. (Apprentices complete training within 12 months following the Games)
• Exposing Aboriginal apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches.
• Ensuring Aboriginal apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience.

2025 Canada Summer Games - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Application Process:

Submit an Expression of Interest

Public Interest Form Opens: December 4, 2023

Public Interest Form Closes: February 2, 2023

You will be contacted by Manitoba's Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sports Body representative. The representative will complete the application.

For more information on the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program, contact your PTASB representative.


Officiate

Becoming an official varies depending on the sport. Start by identifying your desired sport and connect with your Provincial Sport Organization (PSO). For instance, if you aim to referee volleyball, reach out to Volleyball Manitoba; for hockey, contact Hockey Manitoba, or for softball umpiring, get in touch with the Softball Manitoba.

Most officiating courses require a nominal fee. If you are Indigenous, please consider reaching out to us and we may be able to assist you.

Benefits of Officiating

  • Earn extra income through paid positions via your PSO
  • Stay connected to the sports community after your playing days, give back to your community.
  • Experienced officials may even have the chance to officiate at national and international sporting events, getting the opportunity to travel nationally or internationally!

To connect with a Provincial Sports Organization, please click here.


Mentorship

More details coming soon!

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