The Coach Salary Support programs aim to increase the number of full-time salaried coaching positions in the sports industry by providing seed funding for organizations who are looking to hire a full-time coach for the first time.
Funding is available for full-time head coaches and for full-time female apprentice coaches at the post-secondary level.
This funding provides up to $60,000 over 3 years for a new full-time head coach.
This seed funding is a matching grant between CAO and the recipient organization. The minimum annual salary for the hired coach is $50,000 per year + benefits.
Read full program guidelines here
Current list of 3-Year Coach Salary Grant recipients
Wave 2 – 2022-23 (2 spots)
This funding provides up to $40,000 over 2 years for a post-secondary institution to hire a full-time female apprentice coach. The goal of the program is to increase the number of paid full-time female coaches in sport and provide a pathway for their development.
This seed funding is a matching grant between CAO and the recipient post-secondary organization. The minimum annual salary for the hired coach is $40,000 per year + benefits.
Read full program guidelines here.
Current list of 2-Year Coach Salary recipients.
Funding for the 2022-23 fiscal year has been allocated. The next application window will be announced after April 1, 2023.
The government of Ontario is committed to providing funding support for Ontario’s coaches.