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Sport Support Program – National Sport Organization | Department of Canadian Heritage




The Sport Support Program supports the development of Canadian athletes and coaches. The National Sport Organization component of the Sport Support Program funds eligible organizations for programming that supports the development of Canadian athletes and coaches.

The objectives of the SSP are to:

  • Increase opportunities to participate in quality sport activities for all Canadians, including under-represented groups
  • Increase the capacity of the Canadian sport system to systematically achieve world-class results at the highest international competitions
  • Contribute to the provision of technical sport leadership within the Canadian sport system
  • Advance Canadian interests, values and ethics in sport at home and abroad

Eligible Applicants

Organization must be a national sport organization that has met the Sport Funding and Accountability Framework (SFAF).

In the case of priorities specifically outlined in Budget announcements or other Sport Canada priorities, your organization must:

Be a federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization, with a sport mandate

Have independently audited and board-approved financial statements for the past fiscal year

Be undertaking a national initiative, a pilot leading to a national initiative or a component of a national program

Eligible Expenses

  • General administration; salaries, fees and benefits
  • National team programs; National competitions
  • Coach, official, volunteer or staff professional development and education
  • Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) implementation
  • Program development
  • Women’s and Aboriginal initiatives
  • International sport initiatives

Deadline Date


Contact Name: Department of Canadian Heritage

Phone Number: 819-997-0055

E-mail Address:


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