The Ontario Indigenous Summer Games (OISG), developed by the Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario and funded by the Government of Ontario, is an important step in the sport development pathway for Indigenous youth.
From a sport perspective, the OISG provides an opportunity for high-performance athlete development, athlete talent identification, and sport specific training and preparation for participation in the North American Indigenous Games.
The Games are also important for the celebration of Indigenous cultures and communities’ youth distinct communities from across the province, have the opportunity to share and learn from each other and make connections that last a lifetime.
The last Ontario Indigenous Summer Games took place in 2016 within the Southwest Region in partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River. More than thirty-five percent of the participants in attendance for the 2016 OISG were from Northern Ontario.
The 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games will feature a new format and will give Ontario youth the chance to develop their skills alongside their peers in a number of multi-sport, and sport development camps and tryouts. More info will be released soon regarding the locations of the 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games events.
For more information about the 2019 OISG events please contact ISWO Sport Coordinator, Mekwan Tulpin at Mekwan.Tulpin@iswo.ca.