ISWO News

  • 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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  • FIFTH ANNUAL INDIGENOUS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SERVES UP A WINNING SET OF ATHLETICISM, COMMUNITY AND OPPORTUNITY

    The 2020 Ontario Native Volleyball Invitational (ONVI) showcased the talents of young Indigenous athletes and provided an opportunity to qualify for a coveted spot on Team Ontario to compete at the upcoming 2020 NAIG. London, Ontario – March 3, 2020 – The competition was intense......

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  • RFP OFFICIAL APPAREL and MERCHANDISE SUPPLIER for ISWO

      Introduction ISWO is seeking an “Official Apparel and Merchandise Supplier” (the “Supplier”) to support the needs of various programs and initiatives, including outfitting Team Ontario for competition at the North American Indigenous Games, the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, the Ontario Indigenous Games and the......

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  • Assistant Sport Coordinator, Team Ontario

      Position: Assistant Sport Coordinator, Team Ontario Location: Mississauga, Ontario Term: Full Time, 7-month Contract (with a chance of renewal) Salary: $20/hour, 35 hours per week Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 13, 2020 Start date: Immediately   About ISWO ISWO is the designated Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal......

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  • 2020 NAHC Team Ontario Coaches Callout

      Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario (ISWO) will be accepting applications for volunteer Team Staff, such as; General Managers, Coaches, and Certified Trainers. These positions will lead two teams (Team Ontario Male and Team Ontario Female) to compete at the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships......

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  • ISWO ANNOUNCES SPORT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (SSDIC) FUNDING

      ISWO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT INDIGENOUS YOUTH AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE ‘SPORT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT’ INITIATIVE The funding will create additional opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to participate in sport, with the aim of creating positive social and community impacts for overall wellbeing. Ottawa......

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  • Exciting New Partnership Between Athlete Institute and ISWO

    Partnership aimed at supporting the development of young Indigenous athletes in Ontario, with best basketball development program in Canada. Toronto, Ontario – November 20, 2019 – The Athlete Institute and Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) are proud to announce a partnership, aimed at developing......

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  • Team Ontario Coaches Announced for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games

    Coaches from communities across all regions of Ontario selected to lead more than four hundred Indigenous athletes in fourteen sport competitions. Mississauga, Ontario – October 29, 2019 – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO), the designated Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body (P/TASB) for Ontario, announced Tuesday......

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  • Standing Bear IndigenousYouth Leadership Program Launches Online Portal to Support Journey of Self Discovery

    Innovative program builds leadership capacity, through the reconnection of youth to who they are as Indigenous Peoples. Wallaceburg, Ontario – October 22, 2019 – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced the launch of their new online portal for the Standing Bear Indigenous Youth Leadership......

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