Rising Star


With the ever-evolving situation causing uncertainty across the NWT, Canada and the world, Sport North is committed to assisting sport/athlete development as best we can during this unprecedented time.  As such we will still accept and review Rising Star applications, however, we will not be issuing cheques/funding to families, sport clubs, camps etc. until sport resumes.   It is our priority to keep our athletes safe, and follow the guidelines set by both the Federal and Territorial Governments.  If the Federal/Territorial guidelines have not changed by June 15, 2020 and sport has not resumed the 2020 Rising Star program funding will be rolled over to 2021, at which time you will have to reapply for funding. 


Thank you for your understanding.

Applications are now available for 2020

The Canadian Sport for Life movement has generated a new way to train and develop our youth.

The Rising Star follows the CS4L train to train model. It is a program that provides funding to athletes (females 11-15 and males 12-16) that exhibit potential in their sport of choice and wish to receive additional training through a camp format.

Grant Details:

Females must be between the ages of 11-15 years & males must be between the ages of 12-16 years

The camp should focus on sport specific skill development/training more so than competitions, and tournaments

The camp/schedule must show that there is sport specific technical, tactical and fitness training approximately 9-12 times per week

Understanding Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L)

There has been a nationwide shift in the education and delivery of sport, known as Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L).   This movement has generated a new way to train and develop our youth.  As a result, the Rising Star program will focus its funding on the Train to Train category of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Additional information on CS4L can be found at www.canadiansportforlife.ca

Train to Train

Terms and Conditions

The objective of this program is to provide financial assistance for athletes to participate in programs that contribute to their learning and development through the Canadian Sport for Life, specifically under the Train to Train category.

  • All applications must be received on or before May 31, 2020.  To be eligible for financial assistance, all relevant sections must be completed.  The application will be assessed using the information provided and athletes will be selected based on the quality of the submission.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Athletes must be a non smoker.
  • Athletes must be a registered member of a Territorial Sport Organization (TSO).
  • Athletes must be a NWT resident and live in the NWT.
  • Athletes must provide a written report to Sport North by October 1, 2020 on what was covered at the camp and how it benefited them.
  • Parents/legal guardians are responsible to ensure their child is registered in the appropriate camp and that all necessary documentation has been provided to that camp.  Sport North is not responsible to ensure athletes are registered in the camp.
  • At the discretion of Sport North, funding may be provided directly to the camp or the parents/legal guardians once appropriate receipts have been received.

All applications must be submitted to:

Rita Mercredi

4908 - 49 Street

Box 11089, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 3X7

Fax: (867) 669-8327

Email: rmercredi@sportnorth.com

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