Regional sports associations

Sport development on the island of Montreal is partly based on its ecosystem of regional sport associations. These associations cover different regions, whether it is the entire island or certain territories specific to the Quebec Games regions (Montreal, Lac-Saint-Louis, Bourassa). Regardless of the territory covered, the associations' primary objective is to develop their sport on their territory. 


This development can take a variety of forms, including regional sport governance, support for local clubs, development of leagues or competition networks, consultation and promotion. From one sport to another, the mandate and roles of regional sport associations may differ, due to their historical development or the provisions of their provincial sport federation. 


In addition, some sports use the word association at the local level. It is therefore important to make a distinction between a local association that acts more as a club and a regional association that groups together several clubs in its territory.

*This list is made up of regional sports associations recognized by the city of Montreal and federations mandated to develop sports on the territory. 

What is a regional sports association?

An organization of members who share a common interest in the regional development of one or more sports recognized by a provincial or national sport federation or by an official body. It promotes and supports the healthy development of athletes and their sports, both at the recreational and competitive levels:

  • by extending the mission of its sports federation to the region, if applicable;
  • supervising, and sometimes directing, competitions in his sport in the territory;
  • by supporting the organization and realization of events at various levels, such as the regional finals of the Quebec Games and the Montreal Games;
  • providing services to its members, such as training for coaches, officials and other services;
  • Promoting the development and coaching of local clubs and athletes under its responsibility;
  • by promoting dialogue and collaboration among its members and with partner organizations;
  • ensuring compliance with the rules of the sport federation, both technically and in terms of safety and ethical practice;
  • by setting up democratic and transparent regional consultation structures;
  • recruiting and training competent volunteers to ensure the sound management and optimal development of its sport