Ontario Sport Hosting Program 2022-2023

Published on March 22, 2022

The Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver major national and international amateur sport events in Ontario.

Status: Open

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Deadline

You must submit your application by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday July 11, 2022.

Description

The Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver major national and international amateur sport events in Ontario.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • create legacies that support sport at the provincial, regional and local level
  • provide economic benefits through increased levels of tourism, expenditures and improved public infrastructure
  • foster a culture of sport and physical activity in communities by creating role models and enhancing community spirit and involvement in sports
  • increase opportunities for Ontario athletes to compete and participate in events in Ontario
  • seek new avenues to further build and develop the sport capacity of the province by providing additional ways to develop and train coaches, officials and volunteers
  • create a culture of sport that engages all Ontarians

Eligibility

Eligible applicants

To apply for this program, you must:

  • be a legal entity and have been in existence for one year or longer as of the application date
  • not in default of the terms and conditions of any grant or loan agreement with any ministry or agency of the Government of Ontario (for example, Ontario Trillium Foundation)
  • not self-endorse your own application for the program
  • be an eligible applicant under one of the three application streams for the program
Stream 1: Provincial or National Sport Organizations
  • Provincial Sport/Multi-Sport Organizations recognized under Ontario’s Provincial Sport Recognition Policy
  • National Sport Organizations funded by Sport Canada
Stream 2: event host organizations
  • non-profit organizations (including universities and colleges)
  • Ontario municipalities
  • Indigenous organizations, First Nation, Metis or Inuit communities
Stream 3: emerging sports
  • eligible applicants are the same as stream 2
  • emerging sport events endorsed by the Global Association of International Sports Federations: members (from Appendix 2 in the guidelines)

Eligible events

national events must be:

  • sanctioned by the National Sport Organization (or the International Federation in Appendix 2 from the guidelines)
  • include representation from no less than six provinces/territories including Ontario (a country may replace a province) or the National Championship for a specific sport, in a specific age group as confirmed by the National Sport Organization (or the International Federation in Appendix 2 from the guidelines). Ontario must be represented in these Championships.

international events must be:

  • sanctioned by the International Federation, as per the Global Association of International Sports Federations and/or Panamerican Sport Association
  • includes representation from no less than two countries, including Canada and one country from outside of North America. We will provide an exemption to events for Canadian National Teams as confirmed by the National Sport Organization funded by Sport Canada.

Program guidelines

2022–2023 Sport Hosting Program Guidelines and Reference Documents

Contacts

For questions about Sport Hosting Program guidelines, please contact:

Aimee Maggiacomo

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Telephone: 647-299-8584

Email: [email protected]