The Manitoba Action Plan for Sport (MAPS) is a five-year strategic plan outlining focus areas for funding, development, and sustainability of sport programs. Sport Manitoba began this process in 1999 to ensure a collective vision and common goals for the entire sport community in Manitoba. In the 2020-2025 plan, the focus areas are Athlete Development, Sport Culture, and Value of Sport and one of the key threads within all three areas is the recruitment, training, mentorship, and retention of officials.

No Ref No Game

Sport Manitoba is bringing True Sport to life by developing plans that foster fair, safe, inclusive, and fun sport experiences to instill character in our kids, strengthen our communities, and increase opportunities for personal excellence. Without referees, officials, and umpires, there would be no games.

Become an Official

Officiating is an excellent option for sport enthusiasts, former athletes and coaches to stay active and involved in a sport. Connect with a Provincial Sport Organization to become an official.

Resources for Officials

Support for Manitoba’s dedicated Officials

Recognition of Officials

Sport Manitoba's scholarship and funding opportunities support Officials