Mission Statement

Indigenous Life Sport Academy

"By providing Indigenous youth with unstructured and semi-structured sports alike, the Indigenous Life Sport Academy (ILSA) creates social change and development within Indigenous communities. ILSA provides Indigenous youth with opportunities to play, express themselves, improve both their mental and physical health, as well as learn skills such as snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, climbing, hiking, and golf that can benefit them long into their adult years. These healthy sport-based outlets assist in the relief of conscious and subconscious stresses induced by intergenerational trauma within indigenous communities."

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BORN FROM A LEGACY, FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE

 

Indigenous Life Sport Academy · Tuesday, June 21, 2020

Building upon 16 years of success as the First Nations Snowboard Team, our membership and our communities have driven the next evolution of our non-profit. We are no longer a competitive team, instead, we are focused on unstructured sports and activities that benefit the mental health and physical well being our members. These are sports that don't require a team or practice date so we can minimize barriers to participation and introduce our members to activities that help them cope with their daily lives and our shared inter-generational trauma.

ILSA provides year-round programming, free access to training/certification programs and the opportunity to learn a lifelong sport, in a safe place, with other indigenous sport leaders.

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Our Program Sponsors*
*over $20,000 in annual support

Arc'teryx program sponsor
Katz Amsterdam Foundation Program sponsor
evo program sponsor

Our Nation Partners

Lil'wat Nation
Tsleil- Waututh Nation
Sts'ailes Nation
Squamish Nation
Wet'suwet'en Nation
Whistler Blackcomb resort sponsor
Whitewater resort partner

Resort and Facility Partners

Cypress Mountain resort sponsor
Grouse Mountain resort sponsor
Mt Seymour resort sponsor
Sasquatch Mountain resort partner
Baldface cat skiing resort partner
Arc'teryx cliimbing academy facililty partner
Mount Washington resort partner
Sun Peaks Resort Partner
Hudsonbay Mountain Resort Partner
Chief Joe Mathias Centre facililty partner
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre facility partner

Community Donations, Grants and Fundraisers

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