Organized sport in Manitoba, which combines the talents of dedicated volunteers and trained professionals and is supported by government and the corporate sector, can trace its roots back to 1961. Amateur sport leadership in the province has since undergone many changes, one of which was the introduction of Sport Manitoba in 1996.
Representing a merger of the membership-based Manitoba Sports Federation and the Province of Manitoba Sport Directorate, Sport Manitoba was created to act as a single unified body for amateur sport.
With hundreds of partners and thousands of athletes, coaches and officials involved in sport, Sport Manitoba has taken a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of the community.
Setting the stage for this approach was a two-year province-wide initiative aimed at creating a more effective and efficient sport delivery system. The result has been a Sport Manitoba leadership model that is unique to sport delivery in Canada, driven by provincial sport policy and representative of all stakeholders in sport.