Programs

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In depth information about or community development, and sports involvement



Community Sport Development

Each of our Six Regional Committees have identified priority sports (Click on your Region), which serve as the focal point for region wide sport development in the areas of youth camps, coaching certification courses and official’s training.

Requests for Community Sport Development activities outside of the list of priority sports are also welcomed and the Regional Committee will consider those requests on a case by case basis.

We are inviting First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations to request to host Regional Youth Sport Camps, Coaching Certification Courses and/or Officials Training Sessions in their community/Centre. To apply for a program, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

Contact your Regional Coordinator for more information:

Fraser Region:
Alana Cook
acook@isparc.ca (t) 604-807-5334

Interior Region:
c/o Michelle Webster
mwebster@isparc.ca (t) 250-306-2391

Northeast Region:
Veronica Haddon (on temp leave)
vhaddon@isparc.ca (t) 250-961-1475

Northwest Region:
Toni Muldoe
tmuldoe@isparc.ca (t) 250-842-8170

Vancouver Coastal Region:
Pete Natrall
pnatrall@isparc.ca (t) 604-251-4844 ext. 308

Vancouver Island Region:
Lise Gillies
lgillies@isparc.ca (t) 250-388-5522 ext. 241



Community Sport Development

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) offers programs available on a provincial level in support of increasing sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities and leaders for our communities.

Provincial programming includes:
  • Team BC Program for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
  • Team BC Program for the North American Indigenous Games
  • BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps
  • Coaching Certification and Leadership Training
  • We recommend joining our mailing list (http://isparc.ca/join-mailing-list/) and/or liking our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ISPARC.BC/ page to receive updates on event announcements.
If you would like more information please contact teambc@isparc.ca or toll-free at 1.877.711.5594



About ISPARC Healthy Living

AHLA Main PageISPARC Healthy Living is a provincially funded program designed to bring together community leaders and individuals who are passionate about health and wellness and to promote healthy living in four key areas:
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Respecting tobacco
  • Healthy pregnancies
In 2011/12, the ISPARC successfully completed its first year as the administrative body of the Healthy Living programs.The five initiatives reached over 5000 Indigenous people throughout the province, and participation levels have steadily increased ever since. To date, ISPARC Healthy Living has trained 2,245 healthy living leader, delivering 1,519 healthy living programs, reaching over 53,000 participants across the province.

ISPARC continues to focus on increasing capacity within Indigenous communities and Friendship Centres to develop and deliver innovative, needs-based and culturally responsive programs that are improving the health and well-being of Indigenous people across British Columbia.

Healthy Living Initiatives:
  • Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions
  • Indigenous RunWalk & HealthBeat
  • Honour Your Health Challenge
  • FitNation
  • Community Grants
  • Gathering Our Voices
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day
ISPARC collaborates with partner agencies in the planning and delivery of initiatives to ensure that Indigenous people are either leading or being mentored as future leaders of training, program design and delivery.