Montreal Sport Ecosystem

The sport ecosystem on the island of Montreal is made up of a variety of players with distinct, complementary and sometimes overlapping roles. This page is intended, among other things, as a tool to summarize the roles and responsibilities of the main entities that make up the territory's sport community. 

One of the roles of the Conseil du sport de Montréal is to mobilize the various players in the sport community to support sport development throughout the territory, from discovery to high performance. To achieve this, the Conseil du sport works collaboratively on different groups and committees to help resolve certain issues affecting sport organizations.

Many of the definitions below are taken from the City of Montreal's Regional Sport Recognition and Support Policy.

Thes main entities composing the sport ecosystem of the island of Montreal :

Local sports clubs

A sports club offering services in the borough where it is located, open to all and with active members coming mainly from its borough. This organization's mission is the development of its sport in the borough and is recognized as such by its sports federation.

Supralocal or regional sports clubs

A structured and federated organization that supports the development of athletes in a sport discipline with a performance objective within regional, provincial, national and international networks. The sports club is a unidisciplinary or multidisciplinary organization bringing together members who share an interest in the practice of their sport. Its clientele comes from several boroughs or related cities.

Regional sports associations

An organization of members who share a common interest in the regional development of one or more regional development of one or more sports recognized either 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

To learn more, please visit our page about regional sports associations.

Montreal multi-sport organizations

Conseil du sport de Montréal The Conseil du sport de Montréal is a non-profit organization whose vision is to be the leader of the sports community in the city.
For more information, please visit the about us page.

Sport et loisir de l'île de Montréal Sport et Loisir de l'île de Montréal is a regional, autonomous and non-profit organization that contributes to the development and enhancement of recreation, sport, physical activity and outdoor activities on the island of Montreal by supporting communities and stakeholders and by creating synergy between them through consulting services, networking, promotion and training.

Montreal - Healthy Metropolis and its mobilization Montreal physically active : A member of the TIR-SHV Collective, Montréal-Métropole en santé has the mandate to act as a regional intersectoral table for healthy lifestyle habits.
Montréal - Métropole en santé supports networks of actors who join forces to promote healthy lifestyle habits for all Montrealers.
Montréal physiquement active supports networks of actors who join forces for a physically active lifestyle for all Montrealers.

Sports Montréal : Sports Montréal's mission is to foster a passion for physical activity, from an early age, by creating positive, educational and accessible sports experiences. Sports Montréal is the organization that produces the Montréal Games, owned by the City of Montréal.

RSEQ Montreal : The RSEQ Montreal is a non-profit organization that brings together all the schools of the Centre de services scolaires de la Pointe-de-l'Île, the Centre de services scolaires de Montréal as well as 31 private francophone colleges in Montreal.
The mission of the RSEQ Montreal is to contribute to the perseverance and success of students and to the development of the individual through the promotion of health and the practice of sports and physical activity in a student environment.

RSEQ Lac-Saint-Louis: A privileged partner in promoting educational success through sports, physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits, the RSEQ Lac-Saint-Louis is a service organization that supports the school service centers and private establishments in its territory.
The territory of the RSEQ Lac-Saint-Louis is composed of the primary and secondary educational institutions of the Centre de services scolaires Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSSMB), the Centre de services scolaires des Trois-Lacs (CSSTL) as well as the private educational institutions (FEEP) located on the territory (territory defined by the two school service centers).

RSEQ GMAA : The Greater Montreal Athletic Association (GMAA) is a school sports organization devoted to the promotion of athletics in the English schools of the greater Montreal region.

Provincial Sport Organizations

Quebec federations recognized by the ministry responsible for sports or Canadian federations recognized by Sport Canada. A sport federation sports federation is responsible for :

  • to develop and implement a plan for the development of sporting excellence;
  • to implement training and development programs for sports managers;
  • to collaborate in the development and management of a network of competitions on its territory in its discipline(s);
  • to govern the discipline(s) in its field of activity;
  • to represent the structure of its sport(s) to other institutions (national or international federations).

Sports Quebec: Information to come

Alliance Sports Études: Information to come

RSEQ: Information to come

Fondation Aléo: Information to come

Gold Medal Club: Information to come

Sport'Aide : Information to come

Canadian and International Sport Organizations

Canadian Federations: Information to come

Canadian Olympic Committee: Information to come

Canadian Paralympic Committee: Information to come

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC ): Information to come


Municipal Bodies

City of Montreal : Information to come

Montreal boroughs : Information to come

Related cities : Information to come

Agglomeration of Montreal : Information to come

High level sport

INS Québec: The Institut national du sport du Québec is a non-profit organization that supports all athletes involved in Olympic or Paralympic sport and high performance coaches in Quebec.
The Institute offers scientific, medical and professional services. A member of the Canadian Network of Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institutes and the Francophone Network of Sports Medicine Research, the Institute is spread throughout Quebec thanks to its network of 8 regional multi-sport training centers, 22 single-sport training centers and its Olympic Park Complex.
In addition, thanks to a partnership with the Canadian associations and provincial federations of the sports concerned, the INS Quebec hosts 10 resident sports in its Olympic Park Complex.

  • Boccia
  • Boxing
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo
  • Swimming
  • Artistic swimming
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Loon
  • Water polo

Single-Sport Training Centres: Single sport training centers provide discipline-specific training and facilities for both current high performance athletes and the next generation of athletes. The single sport training centers currently on the island of Montreal are :

Center 21.02 (women's field hockey)

Quebec Center of Excellence in Karate

  • Olympic Basin Centre for the Development of Excellence (rowing)
  • Montreal National Performance Centre (figure skating)
  • Montreal National Short Track Centre (speed skating)
  • National Tennis Center
  • National Track and Field Development Centre


Other organizations are part of the Montreal sport ecosystem by operating in Montreal or by having activities that affect the metropolis. We can mention the Alliance Montréal (basketball), the Montréal Canadiens (field hockey), the Montréal CF (soccer), the Montréal Alouettes (soccer), the World Anti-Doping Agency, La Force de Montréal (field hockey), La Toundra (basketball), Le Royal de Montréal (Ultimate)...

Resource person

For any further questions, please contact the regional sports development manager, Vincent Dumas.