Eligibility for 2021

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, 2020 and June 30, 2021 (Year in Review).
  • The athlete must have been a resident of Alberta since July 1, 2017 or earlier (at least one year prior to Year in Review). Residency after July 1, 2017 may result in partial funding.
  • 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 be a member of their Alberta Provincial Sport Organization
  • Athletes must show a commitment to giving back through community or sport service.
  • The athlete must not be under sanction as per the Canadian Anti-Doping Policy


Year in Review

For the 2021 grant, the Year In Review will be July 1st, 2020 – June 30th, 2021

Residency Date

For the 2020 grant, the Residency Date will be July 1st, 2017

Application Deadline

The Application Portal will open July 1, 2021.

The Application Deadline will be October 7th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

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
Email: steven.patrick@albertasport.ca