Supporting Canadian Athletes

Athlete Funding

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There are a number of funding opportunities for high performance athletes. A few of the opportunities are listed below. In addition to these, athletes should contact their post-secondary institution (if applicable) to find out about scholarships for athletes competing for a university or college, as well as academic scholarship options. Many Provincial Sport Organizations and National Sport Organizations also have internal scholarships established as “memorial” tributes to past members or Directors, or scholarships supported by corporate sponsors. Athletes should contact the appropriate sport organization to investigate this possibility. Various Service Clubs such as Rotary International, Kin Canada, the Lions Clubs or the Royal Canadian Legion offer scholarships and bursaries. The clubs in the athlete’s town or city should be contacted for information and deadlines.

National Funding

AthletesCAN Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund

Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CanFund)

CHIMP Fund (CHaritable IMPact Fund)



Canada Games FAST Track Athlete Grant

Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE)

Sport Canada Athletes Assistance Program (AAP)

Stacey Levitt Scholarship (CAAWS)

Canadian Sport Centres – Websites, funding, and service delivery areas

Provincial Funding

See individual PSO websites for sport specific information for the AAP.


Podium Alberta

British Columbia

Athlete Funding Opportunities – BC Athlete Voice

BC Athlete Assistance Program

Canadian Sport Centre – Pacific Sport

Growing Champions


Athlete Assistance – Sport Manitoba

Canadian Sport Centre – Manitoba, Athlete Centre Fund

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program

Bathurst-Campbellton Canada Games Foundation Inc.

The Saint John Canada Games Foundation, Inc., Phone Number: 506-634-1985


Premier’s Athletic Awards Program

Nova Scotia

Support 4 Sport – Athlete Assistance


Quest for Gold – Ontario Card

Prince Edward Island

PEI Amateur Sport Support Program – See Section 4


SportsQuébec (in French only)

Institut national de sport du Québec


Canadian Sport Centre – Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Program for Athletic Excellence

Saskatchewan Athlete Assistance Program

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