Spirit North is a national charitable organization committed to improving the health and well-being of Indigenous children and youth through the transformative power of sport and play. We use sport, play and land-based activities to engage, inspire and educate children and youth. 

Spirit North operates free of charge in communities, offering outreach program delivery to Indigenous youth of all ages and abilities. While our program focuses on providing sport and activity as a fundamental element of health and well-being, we also assist communities in building ski clubs, trail development, coaching certification, equipment ownership, and mentorship to foster community-owned and led programming.

Last season, Spirit North delivered programs to over 6,000 Indigenous youth in 57 communities and 77 schools across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.


Learn more in our 2018-2019 Annual Report

I have seen first-hand the positive impact of Spirit North on my students: resilience, teamwork, positive attitudes, belief in themselves, encouraging others and joy!

School Principal 

Our Impact


of parent/guardian respondents report that Spirit North programs made a difference in their child’s health and wellness.


of educators reported positive changes in student behaviour.


of students looked forward to Spirit North land-based programming days.

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“Every time I get on my cross-country skis it makes me feel like I want to be happy for my whole life”
Student participant, Berens River First Nation