Sport Manitoba is the leading planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Our goal is simple: we aim to ensure every Manitoban has access to the resources they need to achieve their full athletic potential, and we do this every day by developing the skill sets of Manitoba’s athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials. The Province of Manitoba supports and enables us to achieve this vision.
Each year, Sport Manitoba provides $10 million in funding and services to support the activities of over 300,000 Manitobans participating in sport. We also lead and deliver development programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Team Manitoba, Athlete Assistance, Coach Development, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and Women in Sport.
In addition to these programs, Sport Manitoba is home to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Gallery and administers, KidSport — a national charity that enables less fortunate children to participate in sport.
Every Manitoban should have the opportunity to play and be active with the chance to compete at the highest level of their ability. Sport Manitoba, in partnership with over 100 provincial and community organizations, is committed to supporting and encouraging this journey and will continue to transform in an effort to accommodate Manitoba’s growing demand for diverse athletic opportunities.
Since government and corporate sector funding for organized sports began in 1961, amateur sport leadership in Manitoba has undergone many developments to become more inclusive and accommodating towards our province’s diverse athletic communities. However, one thing has always remained consistent within the world of Manitoba athletics: volunteers and trained professionals coming together to provide individual and team-based coaching to Manitobans seeking to grow through sport.
Sport Manitoba, as it's known today, began in 1996 after a merger between the membership organization, Manitoba Sports Federation and its government counterpart, the Province of Manitoba Sport Directorate. From its inception, Sport Manitoba’s mandate has focused on the planning, programming and funding of amateur sports, and the continued development of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
In 2017, as part of a larger province-wide project to host the Canada Summer Games, Sport Manitoba and its partners began construction on the Qualico Training Centre — a state-of-the-art sports complex to serve as a hub for education, skill-building, and research in Manitoba.
In 2014, Sport Manitoba became the first non-profit sport organization in Canada to receive Imagine Canada Standard's program accreditation. In our efforts to be accountable and transparent we maintain this certification with annual recertification.
Sport Manitoba’s new facility, built in 2017 as part of a city-wide project to prepare for the Canada Summer Games, serves as a space for education, skill-building, and research, as well as a hub for community activity like working out and grabbing a coffee.
At Sport Manitoba, each member of our dedicated staff is united by a love for sport and its ability to empower communities.
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