About Us

Sport North was incorporated in October 1976 to assist in the promotion and development of amateur sport in the Northwest Territories.

Our Mission

Sport North represents the Territorial Sport Organizations of the Northwest Territories. We are dedicated to the development of sport at every level of participation in the Northwest Territories.

Our Vision

Sport North Federation will be the recognized leader in sport development and will ensure that opportunities in sport, based on fair play, are accessible to all residents of the NWT.

Our Logo

SNF logo 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:

  1. The Government of the Northwest Territories could no longer handle all the services required by organized sport without enlargement of its staff.
  2. 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.