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 AO TOOLBOX:

Resources provided below are intended to help connect AO Members with funding opportunities available in the Province. Please note the deadline of these opportunities. If you have any other recommendations or know of any other organizations to include in this list, please forward to office@athleticsontario.ca.

 

 

AO CONNECT

AO CONNECT (Coaches & Club Administrators):

Athletics Ontario kicked off a new program in April – the AO CONNECT TEAM! – JOIN US – IT IS EASY!!!

  • Purpose – the purpose of this program is to meet/ connect monthly with some of the key drivers at the helm of our sport – Coaches and Club Presidents! AO wants to inform you of updates to our activities and seek input and feedback from you on what changes you would like to see. It’s also a chance to collect any news/ updates from you about your club or athletes (i.e. best practices, good news stories, challenges, etc.).
  • Concept – This will be an interactive, informative call –GO To Meeting interface will be set up to conference call/ video with AO staff via phone or computer (invitation sent directly to registered Coaches & Club Administrators by email) and available under “AO Connect” under the “Coaches” tab on AO website).
  • FIND OUT MORE: http://athleticsontario.ca/ao-connect/

Jerryyhaack.com-toolbox

 AO TOOLBOX:

Resources provided below are intended to help connect AO Members with funding opportunities available in the Province. Please note the deadline of these opportunities. If you have any other recommendations or know of any other organizations to include in this list, please forward to office@athleticsontario.ca.


Athlete Toolbox:

Athlete Assistance Program (AAP)

Provincial – Quest for Gold

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Ontario
  • Amount: ~$5000 per athlete
  • Available to: see criteria on AO website under “Athletes” tab HERE

National – AAP

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Canada
  • Amount:
  • Available to: see criteria on AO’s website under “Athletes” tab and AC’s website HERE.

 

Canadian Tire Jump Start:

Kids Sport Ontario:

  • Focus: KidSport Ontario provides grant assistance to Ontario children and youth 18 years old and younger who are facing financial barriers preventing them from joining organized sport.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Kids under the age of 18
  • LINK to more information: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/ontario/apply-for-assistance/

Toronto Emerging Athletes Mentorship (TEAM) Fund


Coach Toolbox:

Investors Group Coaching Grant:

  • Focus: grants available for organizations that bring coaches and coach developers of community-based sports together under one roof to learn, train, and network with each other.
  • Amount $ ranges
  • Available to:
    • Community schools
    • Community parks and recreation departments
    • Community sport clubs
    • Community leagues
    • Provincial/territorial coaching associations
    • Provincial/territorial sport organizations
    • National sport organizations

Quest for Gold Grant:

  • Focus: grants available for organizations that bring coaches and coach developers of community-based sports together under one roof to learn, train, and network with each other.
  • Amount $ 400 max
  • Available to: Bursaries can only be applied to individual coaches:
    • coaching a Q4G eligible sport
    • working directly with Ontario competitive athletes preparing them for provincial, national and international competition
    • who complete NCCP training in Competition or Instruction Stream
    • who paid the fees them self.


Club Toolbox:

Ontario150:

The Ontario150 program is a series of events and initiatives that will stretch to every corner of our province, showcasing Ontario’s innovative spirit, our culture and our community diversity.

In addition to a number of signature events planned across the province, municipalities, community organizations and Indigenous groups will be able to access funding programs designed to bring people together, while laying the groundwork for a strong economic, social and cultural legacy for Ontario’s next 150 years.

There are three application-based Ontario150 grant programs. They include:

  • The Community Capital Program — a $25 million fund to renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure to increase access, improve safety and maximize community use (application period opens July 18 and closes  September 14, 2016);
  • The Partnership Program — a $5 million program to support new partnerships and collaborations that engage, enable and empower youth as the next generation of Ontario leaders (application period opens July 6 and closes September 30, 2016);
  • And the Community Celebration Program —a $7 million fund to help communities celebrate this historic year (application period opens July 6 and closes September 2, 2016).

To learn more about the programs and how to apply, visit ontario.ca/150. I encourage you to share this information with organizations in your community.

Ontario150 is an opportunity to show the pride we share as Ontarians, to tell our story to the country and to the world, and help shape our province’s future.

RBC Learn to Play Project:

  • Focus: The RBC Learn to Play Project will provide grants to local organizations and communities in support of building the physical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth

RBC Learn to Play Community Action Grants

RBC Learn to Play Leadership Grants:

National Championship Sponsorship Fund    (Update January 2016)

After some exploration of the validity of the Sponsorship Fund, it was decided by the AO Board of Directors in the November 2015 that HOC’s are generating revenue from these events; thus, there is no need for the AO National Championship Sponsorship Fund to exist. 

The Fund was originally developed to encourage/ attract Ontario club’s to bid for National Championships in the region and consequently, reduce travel and other related expenses for Ontario members who would otherwise have to attend an out-of-province event. The additional fee ($25 per athlete to a maximum of $100 per club) was applied to only the Ontario club’s attending National Championships held in Ontario to increase the amount of revenue generated and/or to assist in offsetting the costs of hosting the event.