IPACC aims to offer support in a variety of different ways. On this page you will find resource links for active healthy living programs outside of IPACC, as well as information about our available community grants. If you have any questions on how we can support you please feel free to send us an email.
IPACC Long Term Athlete and Participant Development Model
The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (IPACC) is responsible for the alignment of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) for the Canadian sport system. IPACC however refers to the Canadian sport system LTAD model as the Long Term Athlete and Participant Development model (LTAPD).
IPACC is pleased to announce the release of our Long Term Athlete and Participant Development Model (LTAPD). When physical activity is performed with cultural ties and recognition, these impacts have the potential to extend well beyond the commonly recognized health and wellness benefits associated with sport, recreation, fitness and traditional activities. The IPACC Long Term Athlete and Participant Development model provides the opportunity to exercise this intention – to transform our lifelong dreams in to action of having active Indigenous communities for all stages of life.
The IPACC Long Term Athlete and Participant Development Model identifies 9 stages for cultivation of physical activity for life. Physical activity for Indigenous people can be sport, recreation, fitness and traditional activities. Physical activity is a valuable community asset, and one that impacts the community as well as its members.
We welcome all to use this resource and hope that it is beneficial to growth in all aspects of life. When we live with a positive life course, we build stronger and more engaged communities.
Download the APACC LTAPD 2014
Download the LTAPD 2014 Press Release
Call for Stories from Indigenous Runners
Are you an Indigenous person who loves to run?
Do you have a story and pictures you’d like to share to inspire our community?
The Ingigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle is calling out to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) runners of all levels to be part of our first E-book. We believe that people who are involved in running make a positive difference in their rural or urban community. Runners are fabulous role models and mentors who influence others to be healthy and well. By sharing your story and your pictures you will inspire others to run a healthy path. As well, we would love to hear about stories from the past when people had a role in their community to be the runner.
The Indigenous Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (IPACC), a new national non-profit network for Indigenous people who are involved in Sports, Recreation, Fitness and Traditional Activities. We strive to create a community promoting physical activity with mentors, leaders and support for Indigenous people. We work to address barriers and promote access to participation in physical activity and provide workshops, seminars and conferences to educate and improve access to resources and sponsors for Indigenous athletes. Proceeds from e-book sales will go directly into creating community grants. This is a great opportunity to tell the world your story, and benefit our Indigenous communities. IPACC is continually accepting stories. If you have any questions or you ‘d like to submit a story please email us and we will send you more information, a story template (optional), and consent and release forms.
We look forward to hearing from you!