CAO and ISWO Launch Indigenous Coach and Officials Bursary

  • May 28, 2024

CAO and Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) are delighted to announce that as of April 1, 2024, Indigenous Coaches and Officials can receive 100% of their training fees covered by the new Indigenous Coach and Officials Bursary program.

This brand new initiative, created by ISWO to be delivered in partnership with CAO, is aimed at removing financial barriers for coaches and officials of Indigenous ancestry who meet the eligibility criteria.

“We hope this new funding opportunity for Indigenous coaches and officials will make quality training, such as National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshops, more accessible to Indigenous communities across the province who may have previously faced barriers to training”, said CAO Executive Director Jeremy Cross.

“We look forward to providing this funding opportunity with our partners at CAO, to support Indigenous coaches and officials across Ontario. Removing barriers to quality coach and officials training serves our mandate of developing and delivering opportunities for quality sport participation to Indigenous peoples across Ontario”, said Gary Lynch, Manager of Sport and Athlete Development at ISWO. “We trust this new bursary program will further that goal.”

The bursary is available to coaches and officials of Indigenous ancestry who meet certain eligibility requirements. Individual coaches can apply, or their club/organization can apply on their behalf. Full program and eligibility details can be found on the Funding for Coaches page.

For more information about the Coach Bursary program, please email or call (416) 426-7086

100% back on training for eligible coaches & officials