We have seen, and appreciate, your questions about the absence of a few sports, notably lacrosse, on the sport program for the 2025 Canada Summer Games.
Lacrosse was added to the 2022 Games as a pilot program with a vision to increase Indigenous participation in the Games, thanks to leadership from the Six Nations of the Grand River, together with the CGC, 2022 Host Society, and Canadian Lacrosse Association. The addition of this sport was made possible with additional funding support.
The pilot project is currently being formally evaluated against core objectives by Canada Games stakeholders. This evaluation is taking place independent of the standard sport selection process. Following this review, recommendations will be considered for future Canada Games, including 2025.
The CGC is committed to Indigenous inclusion in the Canada Games both on and off the field of play.