National Sport Organizations

(Heads up this is directly copied from Sport Canada’s website)

National Sport Organizations (NSOs) are the national governing bodies for their sports in Canada. These organizations serve a number of important functions, such as:

  • governing all aspects of a sport within Canada;
  • managing their high performance programs;
  • selecting and managing their national teams;
  • implementing national initiatives to develop and promote their sport;
  • sanctioning national level competitions and tournaments;
  • providing professional development for coaches and officials in their sports;
  • proposing and supporting bids for international competitions in Canada.

And… drum-roll please… here are the 57 official NSOs in Canada.  Official because they are each, in part, extent funded by Sport Canada.  We will add more as we find them.

Alpine Canada
Archery Canada
Athletics Canada
Badminton Canada
Baseball Canada
Basketball Canada
Biathlon Canada
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
Boxing Canada
Bowling Federation of Canada (they don’t have a website – I know, right?)
Broomball Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cricket Canada
Cross Country Canada
Canadian Curling Association
Canadian Cycling Association
Diving Plongeon Canada
Equine Canada
Canadian Fencing Federation
Field Hockey Canada
Skate Canada
Football Canada
Canadian Freestyle Ski Association
Canadian Blind Sports
Golf Canada
Gymnastics Canada
Hockey Canada
Judo Canada
Karate Canada
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Bowls Canada Boulingrin
Canadian Luge Association
Racquetball Canada
Ringette Canada
Rowing Canada Aviron
Rugby Canada
Sail Canada
Shooting Federation of Canada
Canada Snowboard
Canada Soccer
Softball Canada
Speed Skating Canada
Squash Canada
Swimming Canada
Synchro Canada
Table Tennis Canada
Taekwondo Canada
Tennis Canada
Triathlon Canada
Volleyball Canada
Water Polo Canada
Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada
Canadian Weightlifting Federation
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Rugby Canada
Wrestling Canada Lutte

O Canada.

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