The purpose of the Foundation is to support athlete training so that they are able to pursue excellence in sport. Athletes must have the potential to be among the best in Canada, have demonstrated dedication to their sport, have special needs not covered through regular program funding, and must not be subsidized by national programs (i.e. hold a national card). It is the Foundation's policy to award grants for those specific sports approved for competition at future Canada Summer and Canada Winter Games.
The Foundation meets to consider applications for:
The reasons for approval or rejection of an application will not be released by the Foundation and no personal presentations will be made available. Only one application is acceptable per year. Applicants will be notified of the board's decision by mail or email.
Athlete grants are given based around the following ranges.
Coach grants are given based around the following ranges.
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation or postponement of all major sporting events, the 2021 spring /summer grant application program for athletes and coaches has been cancelled. A notice concerning the status of the 2021 fall/winter program will be provided in July.