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Aboriginal Snowboard Program

Engaging our Aboriginal youth through snowboarding, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Objectives

The objectives of Canada Snowboard’s Aboriginal Snowboard Program (ASP) are:

  • Develop and deliver new grassroots, community-based snowboard programming to benefit Aboriginal children and youth in select Aboriginal communities across Canada.
  • Increase awareness of the opportunities available to Aboriginal people in the sport of snowboarding.
  •  Increase participation by Aboriginal athletes, managers, coaches, officials, and volunteers in snowboarding by alleviating and   reducing barriers.
  •  Increase the number of trained Aboriginal coaches by offering Aboriginal only Comp-Intro Coaching courses and build capacity to train Aboriginal Learning Facilitators and Master Learning Facilitators. 
  •  Deliver LTAD stage appropriate Aboriginal only snowboard camps and competitions across Canada.
  •  Develop partnerships with Aboriginal communities and sport organizations to assist in the ongoing delivery of Aboriginal only snowboard camps and competitions.
  •  Provide support (mentoring, bursaries and opportunities) to Aboriginal people identified as having leadership potential and interest.
  •  Increase the number of positive Aboriginal snowboard ambassadors and role models pursuing active and healthy lifestyles.
  •  The Aboriginal Snowboard Program promotes equitable participation of First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in the sport of snowboarding as coaches, managers, judges, officials, volunteers and athletes.
Featured Video

Teenage Snowboarder Reconnects With First Nations' Culture

Canada’s First Nations Snowboard Team sponsors young Indigenous athletes. Team member Jonny Williams uses the sport to connect more deeply with his land and culture. Video by Grain Media

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