ISWO News

  • ISWO CONFIRMS TEAM ONTARIO’S PARTICIPATION AT THE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES

    ISWO CONFIRMS TEAM ONTARIO’S PARTICIPATION AT THE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES ISWO, the designated PTASB for Ontario is excited to get the ball rolling once again, as it plans to take a 500 strong contingent of Indigenous youth from across Ontario, to compete at......

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  • ISWO’s Virtual Programming Creates a Wellness Community During the Pandemic

    ISWO’S VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING CREATES A WELLNESS COMMUNITY FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC   Well Nation’s virtual programming creates a sense of community for Indigenous people across Ontario, looking to improve their wellness. Mississauga, Ontario – July 23, 2021 – When the COVID-19 global pandemic was......

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  • CN PROVIDES VITAL LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FOR COVID RELIEF EFFORTS FOR THE NORTH

    CN PROVIDES VITAL LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FOR A MAJOR COVID RELIEF EFFORT FOR NORTHERN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES COVID relief efforts forge new partnerships and pathways to reconciliation. Mississauga, Ontario – April 21, 2021 – When Marc Laliberte, President of Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) first learned......

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  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart Grants Funds to ISWO

    CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART CHARITIES GRANTS FUNDS TO ISWO TO SUPPORT INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPORT Jumpstart provides opportunities for new programming and sport participation during challenging times. Mississauga, Ontario – March 23, 2021 – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced Tuesday that they are the......

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  • Virtual Games 2021

    GAMES TIME: ISWO LAUNCHES VIRTUAL GAMES FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES WITH A FOCUS ON FUN AND WELLNESS  Well Nation Virtual Games developed to engage Indigenous youth and families in Ontario, through inclusive and fun challenges, aimed at enhancing wellness during difficult times.  Mississauga, Ontario......

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  • OTTAWA 2021 MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

    COVID-19 dampens Ottawa’s plans to host the 2021 Masters Indigenous Games, but does not extinguish the spirit of the Games. Algonquin Territory – Ottawa, Ontario – December 18, 2020 – Organizers for the 2021 Masters Indigenous Games (MIG), in partnership with the City of Ottawa......

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  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE ISWO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    October 30, 2020 – Mississauga, Ontario – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced Friday, an open call for nominations for it’s Board of Directors. ISWO is the recognized Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body for Ontario, serving all Indigenous Peoples and communities across the province of......

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  • Giant Tiger Partners with ISWO to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    GIANT TIGER PARTNERS WITH ISWO TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES Staying true to brand, Giant Tiger steps up in a ‘giant’ way, providing new goods and clothing for Indigenous communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mississauga, Ontario – September 30, 2020 –......

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  • One-Year Out to the 2021 Masters Indigenous Games

      ORGANIZERS MARK ONE-YEAR OUT TO THE 2021 MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF OTTAWA AND OTTAWA TOURISM The 2021 Masters Indigenous Games, showcasing Indigenous cultures, sports and traditions from around the world, is sure to inspire, excite and engage. Algonquin Territory......

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  • ISWO’S COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS RESULT IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $100,000 IN DONATIONS

    To date, ISWO has been able to directly support more than 60 Indigenous First Nations, in addition to supporting COVID-19 relief initiatives in partnership with the Metis Nation of Ontario and Tungasuvvingat Inuit....

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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)   Updates of COVID-19 Impacted Activities ISWO continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the province of Ontario, and the recommendations provided by public health authorities, for keeping our staff community members and program participants safe. Based on the escalation......

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  • ISWO STATEMENT ON COVID-19

      Toronto, ON – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — ISWO understands that families and communities are feeling anxious and are worried about the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario and abroad; the situation may be particularly more concerning for remote Indigenous communities and populations. While we......

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