Useful Links:
 Canada Card Athlete Handbook
 Ontario Card Athlete Handbook

For more information contact your PSO/MSO or:
Scott Cooper
Sport Consultant
Sport and Recreation Branch
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Email Scott

Applications are not being accepted at this time. Eligible athletes will be contacted directly by the Ministry or their PSO when the program is re-launched. Applications submitted while this message appears will be deleted. Thank you for your interest

Welcome to the application site for the Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program.

Applications should only be completed by athletes meeting the following criteria:

  • Ontario Card applicants that have been nominated by their PSO/MSO and approved to apply for funding; or
  • Canada Card applicants who are permanent residents of Ontario and currently receiving Sport Canada Athlete Assistance.

For complete application and program information, click on the links to the left for the 
Quest for Gold Athlete Handbook.

Program Description

The Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) provides support to Ontario’s amateur high performance athletes.

Specific objectives of the Quest for Gold Program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training during their summer school break;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athletes’ access to high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.