History

  • 1951
    • Tom Longboat Award established.
    • Indian Act residential schools were to follow provincial curricula and include programs of physical education and extra-curricular involvement in sports.
  • 1961
    • Fitness and Amateur Sport Act comes into force with a commitment to "encourage, promote and develop fitness and amateur sport in Canada".
  • 1990
    • First ever North American Indigenous Games - Edmonton Alberta.
    • The Dubin Commission Report published. He recommends providing financial support to encourage certain groups, for example, "women, the disabled and the disadvantaged".
  • 1992
    • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was established in 1992 to address many issues of Aboriginal Status. Final report was published in 1996.
  • 1995
    • Creation of the ASC through a national consensus building process. Eighteen Board of Directors were elected from the PTASB plus 2 Elders.
  • 1997
    • House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage creates sub-committee for the Study of Sport in Canada. One of the studies was to determine the "contribution of sport to the cultural sphere and finding evidence of sports impact on national unity".
  • 1999
    • Basketball High Performance Camps.
  • 2001
    • Volleyball High Performance Camps.
    • Hockey High Performance Camps. 2002 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships: Male and Female categories are offered.
  • 2002
    • F-P/T Ministers Responsible for Sport, Recreation and Fitness start the process to develop support for Aboriginal Sport in Canada. Representatives from Canadian Heritage, Sport Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs, Justice Canada, Health Canada and the Aboriginal Sport Circle and academe participate in the process.
  • 2005
    • National Aboriginal Leadership Program: Coaches & Mentorship.
  • 2006
    • National Aboriginal Coaching Awards
  • 2015
    • ASC members gather to create a new Strategic Plan.
    • Release of the Truth and Reconciliation Report containing five Calls to Action pertaining to Aboriginal sport, physical activity, and recreation.
  • 2016
    • F- P/T survey conducted with objective to identify priorities to enhance Aboriginal sport, physical activity, and recreation development in Canada.
  • 2017
    • Survey results released.
  • 2019
    • ASC enhanced organizational structure
    • Sport and Social Development in Indigenous Communities