Quest For Gold


Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2022-2023 (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs Division. The overarching goal of the Quest for Gold Program is directly related to the High-Performance Sport goal of the Canadian Sport Policy - that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of competition - by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.

Specific objectives of the program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels competition.

  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train.

  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training.

  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational


  • To increase athlete access to improved high-performance coaching; and

  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes

The intent of the programming is to provide funding to individual athletes in the sport’s Train to Train and Train to Win categories based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport, allowing them to continue to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of competition. Only those athletes that meet the required minimum performance standard detailed in this Selection Criteria will be considered for this program. Ideally an athlete will receive Quest for Gold funding to allow them to train towards the goal of a national team position in subsequent years. Athletes who are not planning to train towards this level of competition should not apply for this program.

To apply, please email outlining your score using the selection criteria below.

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