These Quest for Gold (QfG) initiatives aim to ensure that Ontario’s developmental and high-performance athletes receive the best coaching possible, by delivering financial assistance to Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) for coach-related costs.
Funding is available in 3 categories: Apprentice Programs, Coach Evaluator Training and Other Sport Programming
In each category, PSOs can apply for a para and able-bodied program once each per fiscal year. The funding cycle runs from April-March annually
Funding in this category provides financial support for training and development of coaches through apprentice/mentor partnerships. The goal is to develop more coaches to work with elite and high performance athletes in Ontario. Full Program Guidelines
How much is available?
How can I use these funds?
Funding in this category supports the development and addition of new coach evaluators (CEs) in order to help address specific needs for each sport including geographical coverage, replacing retirings CEs, evaluation for new NCCP programs/contexts and more. Full Program Guidelines
Funding in this category helps enable PSOs to lead and develop their own unique solutions to expand the experience and opportunities for their coaches. Full Program Guidelines
How much can I apply for?
What I use these funds for?
To be eligible, the sport for which the applicant represents must also meet all of the following three criteria:
The sports who meet the eligibility requirements as of April 1, 2019 are listed below:
The government of Ontario is committed to providing QfG funding support for Ontario’s coaches.
Quest for Gold (QfG) is funded from net revenues generated by the Quest for Gold lottery, created by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).