Sport for Social Development


This is one of our biggest programs! Our Sport for Social Development Program is province-wide, and includes mentorship opportunities, wellness & recreation development, sports programs, and more!

The goal of this program is to utilize the tool of sport and recreation to combat health issues, lower crime rates, increase interest in education, and help create employment training opportunities.


Do you have community recreation leaders that need training? Are your leaders tired of always having to leave the community to be trained with information that doesn't help in community? That is EXACTLY why we created this program!

We have hired mentors in sport and recreation facilitation, that are trained and equipped to support your leaders' goals for themselves and the community. The mentorship is simple and adaptable; it consists of:

  • 1-year commitment
  • At least 3 visits to your community to have meetings, facilitate programs and training/certification
  • Ongoing long distance support through relationships to plan programs, lessons and events
  • Sports equipment
  • Specific training and programs will be chosen by the community. We are here to support your ideas!

*A letter of support from Chief and council governance is needed for this program.

SSD Mentorship Info Package


Active SSD Mentorship Communities

The following communities are our current partners; however, MASRC is currently looking for more communities interested in partnering with our Sport for Social Development program.

Click here to request more information about participating in the Mentorship Program in your community.


  • Brochet


  • Pine Creek First Nation


  • Gods Lake First Nation


  • Brandon (Brandon Aboriginal Youth Achievement Centre - BAYAC)
  • Sioux Valley Dakota Nation


  • Grand Marais
  • Sagkeeng First Nation
  • Roseau River First Nation


  • Pinaymootang First Nation
  • St. Laurent


Non-SSD Community Programs

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council wants to support as many community sports & recreation programs as possible. Even if your community is not interested in participating in the SSD Mentorship Program, MASRC can support your sports & recreation programs in many different capacities.


Click here to complete our Community Capacity Checklist

We'll use the collected information to assist in community trip & program planning, and to assist in your community's initiatives if needed!


Click here to complete a Recreation Leader profile

Be added to our contact list of recreation leaders, and be the first to know about program, networking, and training opportunities.



We want to help create safe spaces in Winnipeg for urban Indigenous people to have sport and recreation opportunities.


Winter 2022-2023

Indigenous Women & Girls Winnipeg Walking Program

Join us twice a week as we beat the winter blues outdoors! Those who identify as women or two-spirit are welcome to participate, and all fitness levels are welcome.

Specific dates, times, and locations will be released to program registrants.

Register Here!


Indigenous Family Bowling Nights

MASRC hosts monthly family bowling nights throughout the year! Bowling nights are on a first-come, first-served basis, and totally free. Make sure you check out our events calendar and subscribe to our email newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming programs!


North End Storm Hockey

The North End Storm Hockey Program is a community-level hockey program for families living in and around the North End of Winnipeg. U7 (Timbits) & U9 (Novice) teams participate in the Seven Oaks Minor Hockey Association Initiation Programs, while the U11, U13, & 13 teams participate in Hockey Winnipeg's A3 division.

The program is open to both Indigenous & non-Indigenous youth between the ages of 5 and 15. Through the program, MASRC is able to support families with subsidies, equipment loans, & transportation over the duration of the season.

Registration for the 2022-2023 season has closed.

Registration for community hockey programs in Winnipeg begin in July after school ends min June, and end in mid-October. Teams are able to accept late registrations until December.

To find out about registration dates, make sure you check out our events calendar and subscribe to our email newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming programs!


Fall 2022

Annual Indigenous Women & Girls Run

This annual event was created in support of our wellness programs for Indigenous women & girls.

Through partnering with Anti-Racism in Sport Winnipeg, Athletics Manitoba, & Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, we were able to expand our annual event and help provide even more opportunities for participation in sports & recreation.

Click below to view our summarized event report for our second run!

Event Report


Summer 2022

Cycle Indigena - Urban Indigenous Bike Program

Applications for our Cycle Indigena bike program for the 2022 year are closed. We distributed over 200 bikes to youth across Winnipeg!



Interested in any of the above programs?

Click here to complete the Program Information Request form.

For specific information please contact:


Robyn Cruz

Interim SSD Manager

(204) 942-6615


We would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through Sport Canada, a branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage.


Visit our events page to stay up-to-date on upcoming events, programs, and community visits!
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