ISWO is the designated Provincial/Territorial Indigenous Sporting Body
(P/TASB) for Ontario, serving all Indigenous Peoples across the province, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. ISWO believes that sport has the power to change lives, improve wellness, promote culture and provide opportunities for personal growth and community development, but knows that it cannot do it alone. ISWO strives to work with communities, organizations, and stakeholders from across Ontario and beyond, to find solutions and increase the wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples, in every aspect of their lives.
ISWO is a highly effective provincial body, with regional delivery systems, tailored programming, a culturally based framework, competitive and recreational sport opportunities, and leadership development initiatives for Indigenous youth and communities across Ontario.
ISWO plans, delivers and supports dozens of programs, tournaments, workshops, and events for Indigenous youth, families and communities across Ontario each year, including multi-sport, cultural and leadership camps, sport clinics, invitationals, championships, community wellness programming, adult sport programs, Masters Tour Events, Masters Indigenous Games, Ontario Summer Indigenous Games, youth leadership program, tryouts and skill development for Team Ontario and support for the North American Indigenous Games and National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.
Team Ontario is the all-Indigenous team, which represents the province of Ontario at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) and the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Team Ontario is comprised of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis athletes from across all regions of Ontario.
For more information about ISWO and current programs, please visit iswo.ca.