Funded Athletes

2021-2022 Athlete Assistance Program Nomination List (approved by Sport Canada)


Funding Support

Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) is a sport funding program that contributes to the pursuit of excellence. AAP support seeks to relieve some of the financial pressures associated with preparing for and participating in international sport and assists high-performance Canadian athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances.

Sport Canada provides tuition support to athletes able to attend school and meet high-performance training and competition requirements. Tuition support comes in two forms; Tuition for eligible athletes that are carded, and deferred tuition support for athletes who are not longer cared.  National Coaching Certification Program courses taken at a National Coaching Institute or through another accepted venue are also approved for tuition support.

Deferred tuition support was put in place to assist athletes who are unable to attend post-secondary school because of their sport involvement and are therefore unable to obtain a post-secondary education. This AAP option provides tuition credits to carded athletes for each year they are carded and allows them to use these credits when they have retired from sport or are no longer carded.

For more information, please see Section 8, 8.3 Tuition Support from the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program Policies and Procedure.

Supplementary AAP Support is available to carded athletes in the following situations:

  • Excellence Living and Training Allowance
  • Child Dependent Allowance
  • Training and Competition Allowance for Paralympic athletes with high support needs
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Retirement Assistance

For more information, please see Section 8, 8.4 Supplementary AAP Support from the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program Policies and Procedure.


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