Since it’s inception in 1999, the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre opened its doors as a small non-profit organization with 2 coaches, 4 leaders and 40 children. Now WASAC is helping to remove barriers for thousands of children annually and is Canada’s largest employer for Aboriginal children and youth.
WASAC ensures that all participants have the necessary "tools" required for active participation. These "tools" remove the barriers that hinder participation and will have an impact on Aboriginal people's quality of life.
Two coaches who shared a love for sports, who recognize that it’s not just about speed and agility but friendships, life lessons, and memories that last forever. The goal was to embrace the pride of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal children, youth and adults through sport, culture and recreation. In the summer of 2000, the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre opened its doors to make a difference in the lives of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal children, youth and adults. It has succeeded and thrived. Take a look at the progress we have made helping Aboriginal youth over the years.
WASAC currently offers winter and summer programs for thousands of children in Winnipeg and in Northern Canadian communities. More information about these can be found on our programs page.