The Quest for Gold program supports Ontario athletes striving to reach the international level of competition. Providing an annual investment of $9.76 million into high performance amateur sport in Ontario, the province’s total investment in the program since 2006 is now over $120 million.
There are two specific funding streams within the Quest for Gold Program:
Direct Financial Assistance to Athletes
Direct financial assistance is provided to eligible Ontario athletes to offset living, training, and competition costs. Assistance is provided through two carding designations:
- Ontario National Card – for Ontario athletes competing at the national level who are selected by Sport Canada. This card provides up to an additional 35 per cent in direct financial assistance over and above what an athlete is receiving from Sport Canada.
- Ontario Provincial Card - for Ontario junior age athletes aspiring to compete at the highest levels of national and international competition. These athletes are nominated for carding status by their Provincial Sport/ Multi-Sport Organizations.
WO Director of Competition can be reached at Director of Competition