National Partner

The Aboriginal Sport Circle is a member-based, not-for-profit organization that exists to support the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities through participation in sport, physical activity and recreation throughout Canada.

ASCNWT Programs

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships 

Hockey North is a direct partnership that helps promote and support athletes from NWT and Nunavut. 

Over the past 27+ years Top of the World Travel has operated in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and provides Corporate and Leisure travel services to customers across Canada and around the world. We are proud to be a homegrown northern travel agency with our two working owners residing in the Northwest Territories and our corporate partner, Kitikmeot Corporation, located in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Top of the World provides financial assitance and travel arrangments for Team North to attend NAHC   with organizing travel arrangments for Team North to attend NAHC across Canada. 


Hockey North is the branch responsible to govern all Hockey Canada Programs and the operations of all amateur hockey registered with Hockey Canada in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territory. Their mission is to lead, develop and promote a positive hockey experience for all participants across the North. 

Archery Championships

Archery Canada supports ASCNWT Archery Championships and other Archery programming offered.


Tradtional Games Championships

Stantec provides funding to organize and plan the Traditional Games Championships in Yellowknife.




Community Programming 




Awards Dinner


The NWT Recreation & Parks Association (RPA) works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation. The mission of the NWTRPA is to promote the inclusion of recreation and parks as key to our way of life. We do this by supporting leaders, communities and partners through training, advocacy and networking.



Financial Partners

Organizations that provide funding for ASCNWT Programs and Events. 

NWT & Nunavut Lotteries is committed to physical activity and play in the north where they provide funding for NWT Sport and Recreation programs. The funding provided to us is used towards our events and programs. 



As an Inuit owned organization with over 60 years of northern heritage, First Air is proud to lead the way in community support in the North. First Air provides us with access to discounted rates on all routes flown by their airline. 


Sport and Recreation Partners

The Mackenzie Recreation Association (MRA) was established in 1993 and its mandate and mission came directly from the 19 Mackenzie region communities.  In January 2001, the MRA became a registered society and it continues to support and promote:​Active For Life Opportunities, Physical Literacy Development, Leadership & Professional Development, Recreation &Sport Funding, Travel Funding and Water Safety Promotion & Education.


Sport North was incorporated in October 1976 to assist in the promotion and development of amateur sport in the Northwest Territories. Sport North represents the Territorial Sport Organizations of the Northwest Territories. They are dedicated to the development of sport at every level of participation in the Northwest Territories. Sport North Federation visions it to be the recognized leader in sport development and will ensure that opportunities in sport, based on fair play, are accessible to all residents of the NWT.


Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization that cultivates youth leadership, individual career goals, cross-cultural awareness, and international citizenship amongst youth from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories aged 15-22. The program strengthens the self-identity and cultural understanding of its Participants and enhances their participation and success in the school system by providing a life-changing and life-directing experience relevant to the needs and aspirations of Northern youth.


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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 Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.