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.  It is our priority to keep our athletes safe by following the guidelines set forth by the Federal and Territorial Governments, as such the Rising Star program will resume when restrictions are lifted.  We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust the Rising Star program dates and funding accessibility accordingly.


Thank you for your understanding.


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


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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