Quest for Gold
Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) – Quest for Gold
The Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) or “Quest For Gold” program is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI), and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs Division. The overarching goal of the Quest for Gold – OAAP is directly related to the High Performance Sport goal of the Canadian Sport Policy – that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition – by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.
The Quest for Gold program was established to provide additional financial support to athletes from Ontario and to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.
For 2021-2022, OAAP funding has been issued directly to the Provincial Sport Organizations to use towards supporting high performance athletes through either direct support to individual athletes or to support high performance programming operated by the PSO that meets the objectives of the Quest for Gold program. Therefore, funding distribution and the application process for each sport governed by ONPARA may be different based on the distinct needs of each particular sport program and their athletes.
Quest for Gold 2021-2022
Para Athletics 2021-2022 Application & Eligibility Criteria
Wheelchair Basketball 2021-2022 Application & Eligibility Criteria
Wheelchair Rugby 2021-2022 Application & Eligibility Criteria
Wheelchair Tennis 2021-2022 Application & Eligibility Criteria
Application deadlines and eligibility criteria will vary per sport. Athletes, please carefully read through your respective sport’s guidelines.