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Travel award – Health through Sport; Past, Present & Future



It is with great excitement that the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) announces its support and engagement in the North American Indigenous Games 2017 in Toronto, with the establishment of travel awards for eligible #Team88 athletes.

Award Description:

The Kinesiology Program at the UofGH is offering four (4) awards in the amount of $500 each for eligible NAIG 2017 athletes. In partnership with the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA), the UofGH is inviting all eligible athletes to apply for the following travel award titled; Health through Sport; Past, Present & Future.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s NAIG event with a focus on past, present and future, the applicants are asked to reflect on the role that sport has played in their health throughout their lives and how they see it contributing to their health in the future. Applicants are welcome to comment on their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and how the state of health is impacted by sport, in order to complete the application.

Funds will be awarded to athletes to use towards attending the games. This may include registration, accommodations while at the games, and/or travel to and from the venue locations. Funds will be awarded to the four successful athletes by cheque.

To be eligible for the Health through Sport; Past, Present & Future award you must:

  1. Be an Indigenous youth, aged 13-19, and a registered athlete in at least one of the 14 core sports of the Toronto 2017 NAIG
  2. Must provide proof of participation in the Toronto 2017 NAIG
  3. Be a current Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident representing at least one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada
  4. Submit the fully completed application
  5. Provide contact details of two referees; one of which has to be the coach or athletic therapist of the athlete applying
  6. Be available for interview and photo opportunity with the University of Guelph-Humber

Applicants are invited to submit the fully completed form by emailing it directly to  coordinator@nada.ca. Please ensure that you have completed each section fully, failure to complete all sections may result in an automatic dismissal of the application. Please note that all received information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with third parties.


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