ASCNWT's COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan

ASCNWT is returning to in-person programming


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The Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT is committed to following the best practices and protocols in regard to Covid-19 and will continue to closely follow the advice of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) and rules/regulations enforced by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants and communities.



The Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT (ASCNWT) seeks to serve all 33 communities across the NWT and acknowledge that there are certain risks to consider as we begin the process of “Emerging Wisely” so we can protect our staff, volunteers, and community members to the best of our ability. Many steps and precautions will be followed, as well as strict enforcement of Emerging Wisely policies and measures. The following document is an attempt to outline a plan for ASCNWT staff to slowly transition back into community programming safely and responsibly.


Emerging Wisely

The ASCNWT will respect and follow the guidelines and protocols outlined in the GNWT Emerging Wisely response to Covid-19; this includes ensuring that the following long-term measures are addressed and considered in all ASCNWT programs and initiatives:

  • Travel Restrictions
  • Social/Physical Distancing
  • Non-Medical Mask Use
  •  Enhanced Hand Washing
  • Good Respiratory Hygiene
  • Strong Guidance for Vulnerable Populations
  • Strong Infection Control Protocols


In addition, the ASCNWT acknowledges that, at any point, the GNWT and CPHO have the ability to go backwards in steps if community spread or another outbreak were to occur. The following essential steps must be met before any measures are to be relaxed:

  • Travel entry points in the NWT are strong and secure
  • Risks are reduced from workers coming into the Territory
  • Expanded community testing available
  • Situation remains stable

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Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT empowers and builds capacity within NWT communities, promotes and supports culturally relevant programming, and develops athletes and coaches in a level of involvement they find meaningful. We focus on developing programs based on community interests, strengths, and desires and strive to help communities build capacity in activities that they find beneficial.