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High Performance and QUEST Program

Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2017-2018 (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), 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. .

Specific objectives of the program are:

a) To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
b) To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
c) To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;
d) To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
e) To increase athlete access to improved high performance coaching; and
f) To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

The intent of the OAAP is to provide funding to individual athletes that have been identified as next generation national team athlete based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport, allowing them to continue to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition. Only those athletes that meet the required minimum performance standard detailed in this Selection Criteria will be considered for this program. Ideally an athlete will first receive a Quest for Gold “Ontario Card” for 1 to 3 years, which will allow them to train towards the goal of a national team position in subsequent years. Once an Ontario athlete reaches the national level and becomes a recipient of Sport Canada’s carding program, they become eligible for the Quest for Gold “Canada Card”. Athletes who are not planning to train towards this level of competition should not apply for this program.

For full details, please refer to the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold Selection Criteria Document and the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold Program page.

Latest News


June 12, 2018
Please note that due to lower than expected numbers, the Veterans Father‘s Day Fun competition has been CANCELLED.  We hope you enjoy the weekend, and see you on the piste in the near futur... READ MORE...

2018 Ontario Youth Provincial Championships

May 25, 2018
2018 Ontario Youth Provincial Championships Date: June 16-17, 2018 Location: Newmarket High School 505 Pickering Crescent Newmarket, ON L3Y 8H1 Schedule: Registration Fees: Pre-r... READ MORE...

Info #2 CFF National Championships

May 15, 2018
Dear Participants in the CFF National Championships, Following are some additional details and reminders in advance of the event this weekend. FREE PARKING AT BROCK UNIVERSITY There is free p... READ MORE...


May 14, 2018
This course is organized by the Canadian Fencing Federation and the Quebec Fencing Federation. TO: All Provincial Fencing Associations FROM: Canadian Fencing Federation SUBJECT: P... READ MORE...


May 08, 2018
Following is some important information for participants in the 2018 CFF National Championships, scheduled to take place May 18-21, 2018 at Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario.  ENTRIES... READ MORE...

Registration Deadline for CFF National Championships Approaches and Senior Team Event Information

April 25, 2018
A reminder that the registration deadline for the CFF National Championships scheduled to take place from May 18-21 at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario is quickly approaching! Registration ... READ MORE...

Competitive Fencer Invite: HPDP three-weapon training camp April 28-29

April 19, 2018
There will be a three-weapon training camp for all competitive fencers ready to train and bring their game to the next level - April 28-29 at the Vango Toronto Fencing Center, 9am-5pm.  Plea... READ MORE...

Call for host availability - Ontario Youth Provincial Championships

April 07, 2018
The Ontario Fencing Association is looking for expressions of interest from clubs, sports complexes, and venues to host the 2018 Ontario Youth Provincial Championships. The minimum venue requi... READ MORE...

Athletes Selected to Represent Canada at the 2018 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships

March 29, 2018
The CFF is pleased to announce that the following athletes have qualified to represent Canada at the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships scheduled for April 1-9, 2018 in Verona, Italy: CAD... READ MORE...

OFA Seeking Coaching Committee Members

March 28, 2018
The OFA is currently seeking active coaching members to volunteer to join the recently reinstated OFA Coaching Development Committee. Under the leadership of Maître Patricia Howes, the committee will ... READ MORE...