Sport North was incorporated in October 1976 to assist in the promotion and development of amateur sport in the Northwest Territories.
Sport North Federation supports inclusive and accessible opportunities in sport delivered in a safe, ethical, developmentally and culturally appropriate manner, by qualified leaders and sustained by organizational excellence
Sport North Federation envisions a Northwest Territories where people are active, healthy and engaged in sport and physical activity, which will result in the enhanced well-being of people and communities.
The Sport North Federation Logo has two symbolic northern figures joined by a single head to indicate the unity of the Territorial Sport Organizations within Sport North. The bottom figure is running with lifted arms, representing speed and strength. The top figure is balancing, representing co-ordination and agility. These are the four athletic qualities needed to participate in sport.
Sport North and its member organizations meet twice per year; Annual General Meeting (May) and the Sport Forum (November).
Sport North was incorporated October of 1976 to assist in the promotion and development of Sport in the Northwest Territories.
The Federation came into being for two reasons:
- The Government of the Northwest Territories could no longer handle all the services required by organized sport without enlargement of its staff.
- The Sport Community in the Northwest Territories was sufficiently organized and experienced to handle its own affairs.
Today Sport North consists of 30 Territorial Sport Organizations and 3 partner organizations (NWT Recreation & Parks Association, Aboriginal Sport Circle of the Northwest Territories and Special Olympics NWT). It has the responsibility for providing programs and services for organized sport in the Territories.
The Federation receives its direction from its members, while the programs and policies are administered by a volunteer Board of Directors.