Selected Service

Scholarly Community

Publications Board, North American Society for Sport History (2015-present)


Editorial Board, Emerald Publishing, book series on Gender  and Sport. Chief Editor, Dr. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, Professor Emerita,  University of Toronto (2017-present)


Editorial Board, Sociology of Sport Journal (2014-present)


Editorial Board, Aboriginal Policy Studies (2010-present)


Co-Editor, Olympika: International Journal of Olympic Studies, with Kevin Wamsley (2011-2014)

Sport Community

President (2018-2019),  Aboriginal Sport Circle, and Member-at-Large (2015-2018). ASC web site.


Board of Directors, OPHEA - Ontario Physical Health and Education Association (2017-present). OPHEA web site.


Selection Committee, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (2016-present)


Board Member & Chair, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport & Physical Activity (2003-2010)


Chair of Planning Committee & Assistant Chef de Mission, Team Manitoba, 2008 North American Indigenous Games (2006-2008)

Media Interviews

Aboriginal Voices, 101.9FM, radio interview with Douglas Farquhar, re: how sports builds confidence in Aboriginal youth, March 2018.


New York Times, "Recasting the History of Pro Hockey's Indigenous Players," expert informant for Stephen Smith, June 2018.


Toronto Star, “Restoring the legacy of Tom Longboat,” interview with Kelly Bouchard, June 2017.

SportsNet, “The powerful legacy of Canadian running legend Tom Longboat,” interview with Dan Robson, June 2017.

Globe and Mail, “A gold-medal performance in bad judgment,” interview with Denise Balkissoon, February 2016.

The Hockey News, “Visible presence in pros helps develop First Nations hockey,” interview with Josh Elliot, February 2014.

Cultural Survival, Partnering with Indigenous People to Defend their Lands, Languages, and Cultures, “Supporting Aboriginal athletes,” focus interview by Miranda Vitello for issue 34-1, Spring 2010.

USA Today, “Olympics spread word of inclusion for First Nation youth,” interview with Eric Brady, February 2010.

The Current, CBC Radio, with Anna Maria Tremonti, re: hurdles to sports participation, February 2010.

The Beaver, Canada’s History Magazine, “Tom Longboat’s legacy Canada’s Aboriginal athletes have a rich, if large unknown history,” focus interview by Christopher Moore, December 2009 - January 2010.

Technical Reports

Forsyth, J. (2017). What Does Reconciliation Mean for  Aboriginal Sport Development in Canada? Discussion paper prepared for  the Aboriginal Sport Circle, Sport Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs  Canada, and Health Canada.


Forsyth, J. & Paraschak, V. (2008). Final Report – Moving  Forward: A National Roundtable on Aboriginal Women in Sport. Report  prepared for the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and  Sport and Physical Activity. Ottawa, ON: CAAWS.


Forsyth, J. (2007). Evaluation of the Canada-Manitoba Sport Development Partnership, 2003-2006. Winnipeg, MB: Sport Manitoba.


Forsyth, J. & Paraschak, V. (2006). Aboriginal Sport  Research Symposium: Final Report and Proceedings. Ottawa, ON: Sport  Canada.


Paraschak, V. & Forsyth, J. (Eds.). (2003). 2002 North  American Indigenous Games Research Symposium Proceedings. Winnipeg, MB:  University of Manitoba.


Paraschak, V., Forsyth, J. & Giles, A. (2005). Aboriginal  Sport and Recreation: Ready to Learn and Lend. Final report of the  workshop hosted at the Canadian National Parks and Recreation Conference  and Trade Show. Edmonton, AB: Alberta  Parks and Recreation Association.