Funding for Coaches

NCCP Coach Bursary Program

Up to a maximum of $500 per individual in the fiscal year (April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022) will be available to cover up to 75% of eligible course registration fees (workshop training) and up to 90% for completion of certification process (portfolio + evaluation

  1. Register and Pay
  2. Submit application for review which must be received between April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022.
  3. An email will be sent by CAO office that will indicate the status of your application and include your next steps. Please read the email notification and review how to submit the final report, proof of payment and proof of completion
  4. Complete coach training or evaluation activity
  5. Submit final report for activity identified on the approved application.

The CAO will provide grants and support under this program to coaches who meet the following criteria:

  • Current member in good standing with a recognized PSO/MSO under the MHSTCI through the Sport Recognition Policy.
  • Minimum National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Competition and/or Instructor Stream trained (or equivalent);
  • Are assigned as the coach of athletes to attending competitions; and
  • Are a resident of Ontario

* Changes are for the March 2021 – April 2022 fiscal year (reviewed annually)

  • Coaches must have completed the workshop and/or evaluation between April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022
  • Coaches must apply for the bursary between April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022*
  • Coaches must submit final report by March 31, 2022*
  • Bursaries are eligible for all delivery formats (In-person, Remote/Online and Home Study formats)*
  • eLearning modules purchased through The Locker are not eligible. Such modules include, but are not limited to:
    • Leading Drug-Free Sport Online Evaluation
    • Managing Conflict Online Evaluation
    • NCCP Sport Nutrition
    • Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation
    • Coaching Athletes with a Disability
    • Coach Initiation in Sport
    • Creating a Positive Sport Environment
  • Bursaries not available for old Technical or Practical 1, 2, 3
  • Bursaries are available for Competition Introduction* and Competition Development Multi-Sport Modules
  • Coaches must pay their own course fee. Course fees paid in advance of the workshop by the club, league, sport association, etc, are not eligible for coach bursary

Coaching Enhancement Funding Programs

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