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.