An artistic swimmer performs their routine.

Sport Development

We promote sport opportunities for Yukoners, from grassroots to elite levels, ensuring excellence at every junction


Successful sports development depends largely on effective partnerships with a wide range of community groups, service providers, facility operators, local authorities, volunteer groups and territorial, provincial and national sport governing bodies.


Sport Yukon wants to see an active, engaged and mobilized population and is committed to removing barriers to participation; together we can focus on promoting personal, social and community development. Managing change and measuring impact will help secure a sport and recreation lifestyle for all Yukoners.

Safe Sport

If it’s about sport, it’s about humanity. Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility.

By creating safe and inclusive sport environments we help make sport rewarding and enriching for all. Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport to promote physical, psychological and social health in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport. This applies whether you have direct contact with athletes or work on the sidelines. Safe Sport Training gives the knowledge and skills to create those environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing mistreatment in sport.

Respect in Sport

Sport Yukon believes we must do all we can to ensure sport remains fun, safe and respectful for all participants. 

By encouraging positive sport behaviours, and providing insight into the various roles individuals and organizations play in sport development, we can ensure participants in sport — whether for recreational or competitive purposes — enjoy being involved.

Sport Yukon is committed to empowering our stakeholders with the skills to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. 

A table tennis player returns the ball

Concussion Awareness

Since there are varied circumstances in which a concussion can occur, it’s very important for coaches, parents, athletes, teachers and community leaders to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do when a concussion occurs.

Sport Yukon is committed to increasing concussion education and awareness that will assist in gaining the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of athletes and participants.

National Coaching Certification

Coaches change lives.

Sport Yukon encourages you and other coaches, leaders and sports organization staff to regularly participate in professional development courses and activities, and update or upgrade your coaching credentials.

If you’re a coach you’re already making athletes and our community better. Earning your next credential will increase both your professional credibility and confidence. 

Two badminton coaches give an athlete advice.

Inclusion in Sport

Sport Yukon enhances opportunities for all Yukoners in their pursuit of excellence and their enjoyment of participation. We model pro-active behaviours and actions to ensure people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities feel welcome, respected and at home. 

Being inclusive means we all follow best practices for what sport should and can be so everyone can get the most out of their participation.

Have Questions about our Initiatives?

We’re here to help you elevate sport and recreation in the Yukon. If you’ve got questions about any of these initiatives, we want to hear from you.

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