The grant:

  • Helps athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition
  • Encourages athletes to stay in Alberta to live and train
  • Enables athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals
  • Increases athlete access to high performance coaching and sports science practitioners
  • Enhances training and competitive opportunities available to athletes

Athletes must have been nominated and accepted for carding status under Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program (AAP), and meet all the following criteria:


  • Received AAP funding between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (Year in Review).
  • The athlete must have been a resident of Alberta since July 1, 2015 or earlier (at least one year prior to Year in Review).
  • The athlete must be training in Alberta.  Exceptions will be made providing the athlete can prove:
    • That he/she cannot receive the required level of training in Alberta and is out of the province temporarily during the year (i.e., due to lack of facilities, coaching, competition, national team requirements)
    • That he/she must attend a post-secondary institution out-of-province because the course of study is not available in Alberta
    • That it is more financially feasible to attend a post-secondary institution out-of-province
    • Other extenuating circumstances that require the athlete to be out of province
  • The athlete is not receiving funding from another province or territory
  • The athlete must not be under sanction as per the Canadian Anti-Doping Policy

Congratulations to past recipients of Podium Alberta grants:



It is encouraging to have supporters like Alberta Sport Connection express their belief in
me. Thank you for your continued support!

Ellen Pennock, Triathlon

Podium Application

The Application Portal for 2016/17 will open in July 2017

The Alberta Sport Connection values and supports athlete development and we are honoured every time you compete and represent our province and country.

Since 2008, Podium Alberta has provided 2,068 grants to 705 different athletes, for a total of $8,470,245. We are proud of the funding committed to date, and proud of the athletes we have assisted.

Year in Review

For the 2017 grant, the Year In Review will be July 1st, 2016 – June 30th, 2017

Residency Date

For the 2017 grant, the Residency Date will be July 1st, 2015

Contact Information

Steven Patrick

Consultant, High Performance Sport
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500
10055 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G3
Phone: 780-644-4897