IPACC aims to offer support in a variety of different ways. On this page you will find resource links for physical activity, and health and wellness programs outside of IPACC.

IPACC Long Term Athlete and Participant Development Model

The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (IPACC) is responsible for the alignment of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) for the Canadian sport system. IPACC however refers to the Canadian sport system LTAD model as the Long-Term Athlete and Participant Development model (LTAPD).

IPACC is pleased to announce the release of our Long-Term Athlete and Participant Development Model (LTAPD). When physical activity is performed with cultural ties and recognition, these impacts have the potential to extend well beyond the commonly recognized health and wellness benefits associated with sport, recreation, fitness and traditional activities. The IPACC LTAPD model provides the opportunity to exercise this intention – to transform our lifelong dream in to action of having more active Indigenous communities for all stages of life.

The IPACC LTAPD Model identifies 9 stages for cultivation of physical activity for life. Physical activity for Indigenous people can be sport, recreation, fitness and traditional activities. Physical activity is a valuable community asset, and one that impacts the community as well as its members.

We welcome all to use this resource and hope that it is beneficial for growth in all aspects of life. When we live with a positive life course, we build stronger and more engaged communities.


The following is a list of references that could be reviewed regarding Indigenous Sports, recreation, fitness and/or traditional activities. This list is not complete; therefore, please do not hesitate to forward any other interesting references to be included on this list by sending us an email.

The University of Saskatchewan also has an Indigenous Studies Portal that has a great list of references with research about Indigenous physical activity.

Air Quality Toolkit

The Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (IPACC) team, in partnership with Lytton First Nation, the University of British Columbia, and the Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology Program developed the Indigenous Educational Toolkit for Understanding Air Quality & the Impacts on Health and Well-Being. This educational toolkit aims to assist Indigenous communities to better understand current quality of outdoor air and its effects on wholistic health and wellbeing.

Throughout this toolkit, tips are shared to provide recommendations that minimize health risks and improve the quality of outside air. There are also worksheets created that have topics for sharing circle discussions designed to ignite dialogue about the needs of community members and how to address them. Online websites are shared to provide relevant resources as well, such as the Air Quality Health Index mobile application.