In addition to counting on the valued assistance of the communities in accomplishing its mission, team EDN cooperates with several partners:
The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council is the International Governing Body for the NAIG exercising exclusive jurisdiction, either directly or through its affiliate members or committees, over all matters pertaining to the NAIG. It ensures that purposes and philosophies are reflected in all aspects of the NAIG.
The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, physical activity and recreation, bringing together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Established in 1995, the ASC was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Indigenous peoples. This mandate has expanded to include physical activity, in addition to further expanding advocacy and program areas to include health, nutrition, physical education and wellness.
Sport Canada is a branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage that develops federal sport policy in Canada, provides funding programs in support of sport and administers special projects related to sport. Its mission is to “enhance opportunities for all Canadians to participate and excel in sport”.
The mission of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) is to develop policies in the field of education, including leisure activities and sports.