For more than 10 years, Right To Play has partnered with Indigenous communities and organizations to improve access to community-led, culturally relevant play-based programs.

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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.

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How we support Indigenous Youth

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.

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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?

Partnership applications for the 2025 January-December partnership term open in September 2024.

Indigenous Program Supporters

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

Contact us at or visit our Corporate Partners page for more information.

Our Commitment to Reconciliation

Right To Play acknowledges the historical legacies of colonization in Canada and the ways colonial systems continue to impact Indigenous peoples today. Right To Play recognizes and affirms Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination.

These recognition underscores all of the work the organization does in partnership with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada.

The path toward truth and reconciliation is the responsibility of all Canadians, and Right To Play is committed to the journey.