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Designated Sport Organizations in BC

Accredited, recognized, and affiliated sport organizations make sport better through their competence, professionalism, and compliance with viaSport standards.

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viaSport Designated Sport Organizations 2024/25

viaSport collaborates with many amateur sport organizations to elevate and expand the reach of amateur sport, with the goal of creating greater impact. As the lead agency, viaSport stewards the Government’s investment in amateur sport by setting standards, providing resources and monitoring compliance.

Through this process, viaSport has established a framework that includes three levels of designation


designed to celebrate organizations based on their achievement of established standards.

This framework exclusively applies to Provincial Sport Organizations, Disability Sport Organizations and Multi-Sport Organizations. Local sport organizations and clubs are ineligible for these designations.


Accredited Provincial and Disability Sport Organizations (PSO and DSO)

Accredited organizations are the provincial authoritative bodies for a sport or sport discipline and are responsible

for the sport’s oversight, growth, and development, as acknowledged by their National Sport Organization (NSO).

Accredited Multi-sport Organizations (MSO)

Accredited multi-sport organizations deliver athlete, coach and sport services across the BC sport community.

Unique to BC, the Regional Sport Alliance (denoted by * below) is a collective of multi-sport organizations across the province passionate about enriching lives and energizing communities. They are united in engaging and inspiring more British Columbians to participate in sport and lead healthy, active lives.

Services provided by the following organizations are unique in scope but focus on one or more of the following: stewardship of High-Performance sport, technical leadership related to sport science and sport safety and recognition of outstanding achievements in sport in BC.

BC Sports Hall of Fame
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

The Alliance maintains a network of programming, and services with provincial scope and local relevance including, supporting the delivery of athlete and coach education, leading physical literacy programming, and creating opportunities for equity-deserving groups.

Engage Sport North
PacificSport Vancouver Island

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
Whistler Sport Legacies

PacificSport Fraser Valley
PacificSport Interior BC
PacificSport Okanagan

PacificSport Columbia Basin

Recognized organizations are provincially responsible for a sport or sport discipline’s organization and development, in accordance with the Designation Framework criteria.

To ensure Recognized status, viaSport assesses organizations through annual reporting and periodic evaluation.

Recognized Organizations

Pickleball BC 
Racquetball BC

Affiliated organizations provide demographic, regional and sport-specific support that other organizations do not provide.

To ensure Affiliated status, viaSport assesses organizations through annual reporting and periodic evaluation.

Affiliated Organizations