August 6-21, 2022
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Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

A celebration of youth, sport, culture and community.

Land Acknowledgement

As we take a moment today to reflect on the importance of the land on which we gather, our provider and sustainer, we look to understand the history of the land. Niagara Region is situated on treaty land. These lands are steeped in the rich history of the First Nations such as the Hatiwendaronk, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Intended to guide the relationship between the First Nations and Europeans, the Two Row Wampum is an important symbol of everlasting equality, peace, and friendship. It remains the foundation upon which Canada was built, and we recognize that this mutually respectful relationship between nations is essential for reconciliation today.

There are many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people from across Turtle Island that live and work in Niagara today. The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games stands with all Indigenous people, past and present, in promoting the wise stewardship of the lands on which we live. We recognize that we must do more to learn about the history and current situation of Indigenous people. This will help us better understand our roles and take responsibility towards reconciliation as treaty people, residents, and caretakers.

About Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are the country’s marquee event for amateur sport representing the highest level of national competition for thousands of up-and-coming Canadian athletes. As the best in their age group, these young competitors come to the Games having trained long and hard to be among those chosen to represent their respective province or territory.

From August 6 to 21, the Niagara Region welcomed more than 5,000 participants (including athletes, coaches and support staff) to compete in the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. The competition featured 18 different sports, including an inaugural rugby sevens competition (women’s only) and the return of lacrosse after a 37-year absence from the Games (1985). The 28th edition of the Canada Games also marked the third time in history the event has taken place in the province of Ontario and the first time in 21 years.

Canada Games Council

In 1991, the Canada Games Council was incorporated as a private, non-profit organization responsible for the ongoing development of the Canada Games. The Council is the governing body for the Canada Games.

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Our Mission

To provide a transformative Canada Games experience for the Games participants and the people of Niagara, and in doing so, create stronger communities.

Our Vision

Inspire. Transform. Unify.

Our Pillars

The opportunity to host the Canada Games in 2022 has truly captured the imagination and spirit of Niagara. The Games are a powerful catalyst that represents a tremendous opportunity for growth. Niagara’s vision for the Canada Games is based on four pillars of growth.

Participant Experience

For athletes and other participants, the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games provides a phenomenal experience that will propel their development, allow them to perform their best and inspire them to dream big.

Sport Development

For Niagara, Ontario and Canada, the legacy of sport infrastructure and programs is vital to competition in sports such as wrestling, rowing, canoe/kayak, cycling, lacrosse, ice sports, baseball and several para-sports. More infrastructure means more opportunities to play and more place to play.

Community Development

For Niagara’s diverse communities, the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games is a catalyst for sustainable community programs beyond the Games. The success of the Games not only positions Niagara as a premier destination for sports hosting, it inspires residents across Niagara to live active lives and join in community spirit.

Canada Games

For the Canada Games Council, the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games affirms the diversity of Canada’s identity and is an opportunity to showcase the cultural riches of Niagara. The partnership builds and strengthens the Canada Games property through celebrations, learning and awareness.

Our Values


Working together, we involve and value others for the benefit of the Games.


Providing meaningful access, ensuring all stakeholders have a voice.


Demonstrating respect through our actions to earn your trust.


Ensuring a safe, sustainable, and fiscally-sound Games that delivers on our commitment to our partners.


Being honest and clear in what we say and do.

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