Leadership & Governance


Find articles, tips, and tools to help foster leadership within your organization!

Upcoming Training: TBA

Becoming a Sport for Life Community

CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health, and aligns community, provincial and national programming.


Check out our new Volunteer Database – Volunteer Northumberland by clicking this link!

Find articles, websites and other resources to help attract and retain volunteers!



Grants or funding will be shared on this page to help support your sports and recreation programs or organization!

 Northumberland United Way

Community Impact Grants – Check in August 2019 for updates 

New Initiative and Community Building Grants – Open July 8 – September 4

  • New Initiative Grant ($5,000 maximum request)
    The purpose of New Initiative Grant is to enable not-for-profit health and social service organizations to initiate or pilot a new program or service that will address a health or social service need that is not currently being met within Northumberland County.
  • Community Building Grant ($5,000 maximum request)
    The purpose of the Community Building Grant is to support capacity building and organizational effectiveness of not-for-profit health and social service organizations addressing vital needs in our community.
  • Grant Applications Open July 8th Community Grant Application 2019 Fillable. Applications are due September 4th by noon. For more information regarding funding, please call United Way at 905-372-6955 or email  impact@nuw.unitedway.ca.

Canada Post Community Fund

Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

  • Education programming to help children reach their full potential
  • Programming supporting healthy children
  • Building safe, kid-friendly communities
  • Services for children and youth with special needs and their families
  • Programs that promote the interest of children and youth
  • Mental health programs for children and youth

These projects would be delivered by:

  • charitable organizations
  • registered non-profit organizations
  • elementary and high school groups
  • local community or Aboriginal groups

Policy Development

Does your organization have an access policy or a concussion policy in place? Find templates and tips for policy development!

Concussion Policies

Make sure you review the legislation and regulation to decide what (if any) programs need to consider the updates for Concussion Policy.

Contact us if you have any questions or need help writing your concussion policy! molly.nthdsportscouncil@gmail.com

Access Policy Templates

  • What information goes into an access policy? Statements on:
    • Eliminating access to equipment as a barrier
    • Promoting free opportunities for physical activity
    • Streamlining the process to access financial support relating to participation
    • Promoting the benefits of physical activity as a foundation for a healthy community
  • Access Policy Templates
    • Join IN Toolkit is a grassroots approach to help volunteer-run organizations increase registration by removing financial barriers to participation and increasing accessibility for everyone.

Truth and Reconciliation – Sport and Reconciliation

  • We call upon the federal government to amend the Physical Activity and Sport Act to support reconciliation by ensuring that policies to promote physical activity as a fundamental element of health and well-being, reduce barriers to sports participation, increase the pursuit of excellence in sport, and build capacity in the Canadian sport system, are inclusive of Aboriginal peoples.

Play By the Rules

  • Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents, and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.
  • Visit the Play By the Rules website here!


Build sustainability within your sports organization from the top down! Find resources, tips, and tricks on how to build a well-functioning governing board here.

Sector Source is a project of Imagine Canada and the legacy of the Nonprofit Library and Risk Management and Insurance and Liability Resource Centre.

  • The Sector Source is a single location for charities and nonprofits to access selected professional material about managing, developing and overseeing their organizations.
  • Visit the Sector Source website here.