Funding for Coaches

The CAO recognizes that coaches incur many out-of-pocket expenses along their coaching journey, but there are a number of funding opportunities and support programs available to help offset some of these costs. Ontario coaches and PSOs are encouraged to apply for professional development and financing programs year-round.

Click below for funding and programs available:

Who can access funding?

The CAO, through partnerships with the Government of Ontario, Coaching Association of Canada and other partners, offers funding to:

  • Coaches
  • Coach Developers (Learning Faciliator, Coach Evaluator, Master LF or Master E)
  • Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO)
  • National Sport Organizations (NSO) in Ontario
  • Ontario Sport Clubs
  • Other sport organizations

Quest for Gold (QfG) is funded from net revenues generated by the Quest for Gold lottery, created by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

The government of Ontario is committed to providing QfG funding support for Ontario’s coaches.

More info on Quest for Gold