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Frequently Asked Questions

Sask Sport is a multi-faceted organization with operations spanning multiple sectors.

The following materials answer many commonly asked questions about Sask Sport, its operations and the organizations and communities it serves.

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Funding

Can Sask Sport fund an individual athlete, team or club?

Sask Sport adjudicates Sask Lotteries funding to Provincial Sport Organizations in Saskatchewan. Individuals, teams or clubs that are members of their Provincial Sport Organization are supported through that organization’s programs and services.

Please contact the Provincial Sport Organization directly for more information on the programs and services they offer. Information on some additional funding sources that may be of interest to individuals, teams and clubs is available below.

 

What funding is available through Sask Sport to support community sport development?

Non-profit community organizations may be eligible to receive support through the Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant Program or Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program. Information on those initiatives is available below.

Is funding available through Sask Sport for capital expenditures, such as construction, renovations or facility upgrades?

Sask Sport’s grant programs do not support capital expenditures. Depending on the project or initiative, your organization may be able to benefit from the National Sport Trust Fund or the Sport Legacy Fund. Information about the eligibility guidelines is available below.

Can my organization become a member of Sask Sport?

Active members within Sask Sport are primarily Provincial Sport Organizations that govern the circumstances of a particular sport activity within Saskatchewan and are the provincial authority recognized by their national sport governing body.

Any sport association or organization may become a Sask Sport member upon application for membership, submission of evidence of meeting the membership conditions, payment of the prescribed membership fee and approval by the Board of Directors. Complete membership criteria is available on the Member Benefits page.

Safe Sport

What is Sask Sport’s role in promoting safe sport practices?

Sask Sport strives to make sport in Saskatchewan as safe and welcoming as possible for all participants and we work with our membership and partners to fulfill that goal.

  • Through Sask Sport, member organizations — along with the sport groups and communities they serve — have access to a wide range of practices, policies and resources that assist with bullying, abuse, harassment, discrimination, maltreatment and conflict in sport. Contact information, resources and promotional materials are all available below.

    MORE: Keep Sport, Healthy, Safe and Fun

  • All Sask Sport members are required to adopt Dispute Resolution Policies and Procedures. Details on these policies are available below.

    MORE: Dispute Resolution Policies and Procedures

  • The materials above are in addition to other initiatives supported by Sask Sport, including the Respect Resource Line and Respect in Sport training for coaches and activity leaders.

 

What is the Respect Resource Line?

The Respect Resource Line provides information, bilingual support, resources and referrals for sport in Saskatchewan regarding possible bullying, abuse, harassment, discrimination or hazing.

Phone: 1-888-329-4009
Text: 1-306-717-9636
resourceline@respectgroupinc.com

More information about the Respect Resource line is available below.

 

How do I access Respect in Sport Training?

Sask Sport, along with the Government of Saskatchewan, launched the Respect in Sport Activity Leaders/Coach Program in Saskatchewan that is now mandatory for all coaches and sport leaders. This program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination.

You can access the training modules through the link below. Additional information about this important training program, who it’s for and why it’s implemented in Saskatchewan is available in the Respect in Sport FAQ.

Sask Lotteries

What is Sask Sport’s connection to Sask Lotteries?

Sask Lotteries is the provincial marketing organization for Western Canada Lottery products in Saskatchewan. Since 1974, Sask Sport has operated Sask Lotteries. Through an agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan, proceeds from Sask Lotteries are dedicated to sport, culture and recreation organizations to benefit communities throughout the province.

How are lottery proceeds distributed to non-profits?

Sask Sport, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association are responsible for managing their respective sections of the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, which distributes Sask Lotteries proceeds to sport, culture and recreation organizations in Saskatchewan. These organizations are designated by the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport based on certain eligibility criteria.

Volunteer committees from the sport, culture and recreation communities review and adjudicate all funding requests made to the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation from eligible organizations.

There are approximately 1,200 organizations that receive direct funding support. Through them, more than 12,000 groups benefit. This includes grants to all communities and First Nations through the Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program, as well as support for Saskatchewan’s Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts.

Learn more about Sask Lotteries and the Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation at sasklotteries.ca.

Other

How do I sign up to participate in sport?

To find a local club or team that suits your interests, start with the Provincial Sport Organization for that sport.

These non-profit organizations serve as governing bodies and work with local clubs and teams to ensure participants receive high-quality, safe and inclusive sport experiences.

How can I assist amateur sport in my province and community?

Get involved

In Saskatchewan, there are approximately 6,000 local sport organizations and teams creating opportunities — and not just for athletes. There are countless opportunities to stay active in a sport that you love by coaching, officiating and volunteering.

Learn more about the benefits of participation and how to find the opportunity that’s right for you.

Donate

There are also many sport groups within Saskatchewan fundraising to support their operations, scholarships and long-term development initiatives. You can contribute to these causes through the National Sport Trust Fund and the Sport Legacy Fund. Learn more below.