Right To Play partners with more than 70 Indigenous communities to improve access to community-led, culturally relevant play-based programs that empower First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth to build life skills.

The journey started in 2010 when we were invited by the Chiefs of Moose Cree and Sandy Lake First Nations, alongside the Chiefs of Ontario, to support programs in their communities.

Over more than a decade, we have developed a program model that grounds our commitment to walk in partnership with Indigenous communities and puts reconciliation into action.

How we support Indigenous Youth:


Meet the group of Knowledge Keepers, educators, leaders, and community development experts who guide us in this work.


Crystal McGregor’s journey

From youth participant to Community Mentor


Indigenous children hold the knowledge and potential to defy inequities

Canadas ranking infographic.png

We have seen young people celebrate each other’s strengths as they become leaders. At Right To Play, we strive to foster safe and inclusive spaces where children can experience belonging and engage in learning.

Every year requests to partner with Right To Play far outweigh our capacity.

We continue to bring together community partners, corporate, institutional and government supporters and donors who are committed to creating lasting change so that future generations of children can rise to even greater heights.

Indigenous programs - quote photo.jpg


The impact we have together

Read our most recent publications:


Meet our Uprisers


How you can join right to play

Program partners

Are you a community, organization or institution that works with Indigenous youth? Are you looking for professional development, training, coaching, program planning and/or resource support for child and youth programs?

Program Supporters

Are you a corporation, institution, or individual committed to supporting Indigenous children and youth through the power of play?