The federal government is addressing barriers for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people by providing funding for programs where they can participate in sporting activities.
A release in February announced the launch of a funding opportunity under the Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities program.
“For fiscal year 2023–24, $1.25 million will be made available to the 13 Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), as recognized by the Aboriginal Sport Circle, to continue and/or implement programming for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+,” according to the release.
“The remaining $2.5 million is available in an open call to all eligible organizations.”
The Aboriginal Sport Circle stated the funding is intended for Indigenous-led projects that focus on and support the improved mental and physical health of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people.