These Coaching Enhancement 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 programs: Apprentice Coach Programs, Coach Developer Training and Coach Development Enhancement.
In each category, sports 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 NCCP Coach Developers (CDs) in order to help address specific needs for each sport including geographical coverage, replacing retiring CDs, 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?
The CAO will provide grants and support under this program to PSO/MSO who are recognized under the MHSTCI Sport Recognition Policy.
The CAO will provide grants and support under this program to coaches who meet the following criteria:
The government of Ontario is committed to providing funding support for Ontario’s coaches.