Athlete Funding Resources
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.
Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CanFund)
CHIMP Fund (CHaritable IMPact Fund)
Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE)
Sport Canada Athletes Assistance Program (AAP)
Canadian Olympic Committee Athlete Excellence Fund (AEF)
Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP)
WISE Fund (CAAWS)
Most Influential Women List (CAAWS)
Nike N7 Fund -Native American
RBC Olympic Sponsorship
True Sport Foundation
The New Brunswick Athlete Assistance Program (NBAAP)
Bathurst-Campbellton Canada Games Foundation inc.
The Saint John Canada Games Foundation inc.
Support 4 Sport – Athlete Assistance Nova Scotia
Elite Athlete Assistance Program – PEI
Athlete Excellence Fund – Newfoundland Labrador
PEI Amateur Sport Support Program – See Section 4
Programme Équipe Québec
Club Médaille D’or
Bourses du Journal de Montréal
Bourses de la Fondation TIMI – Chicoutimi
Fond d’Élite Sportive Normand-Brunet – ROSPAB
Fonds d’investissement et de développement athlétique (FIDA)
Service Clubs (National Sites)
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