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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 (Pending Ministry Approval) and the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold Program page.

Information on the 2017-2018 HPDP Program will be posted as they become available. 

Latest News

Potential Rule Changes for Epee

September 10, 2017
As per the CFF, the OFA is aware of a major possible change to the rules for epee.  The OFA has not taken a formal stance on this possible rule change and will monitor the situation as it develop... READ MORE...

2017-2018 Quest for Gold Program Launch!

September 02, 2017
The 2017-2018 Quest for Gold Program criteria has been released, pending ministry approval.  Please visit the Program Page or download the Selection Criteria Document for more details. ... READ MORE...

2017-2018 Membership Renewal/Purchase

August 17, 2017
The new season has begun, and now is the time to renew your membership!  Please refer to our MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION PAGE for the breakdown and links to register for all memberships.  All ... READ MORE...

Peterborough Fencing Coaches' Course

August 04, 2017
Coaches’ Course Facilitator: Maitre Claude Seguin Past Sask Provincial Coach Fencing Master diploma Past National coach – women’s foil Past national coach – Jr. E... READ MORE...

2017-2018 Referee Development Program Launch

July 16, 2017
The OFA Referee Development Program for this upcoming season aims to continue the focus on mentorship and quality of refereeing in the province, while augmenting our capacity to foster as many candida... READ MORE...

CFF 2017 Cadet & Junior High Performance Selection Event

July 16, 2017
The purpose of this event is to stage a competition early in the fencing season to enable cadet and junior high performance program athletes to earn points towards selection for National Team projects... READ MORE...

Michel Sicard Epee Individual Coaching Workshop

July 10, 2017
Dates: August 26-27, 2017 Venue: Vango Toronto Fencing Center 980 Denison Street, Markham, ON Cost: $400 Please follow THIS LINK to register for the camp. Download the POSTER and CAMP ... READ MORE...

Canvassing: 2017-2018 OFA Referee Clinic Dates

June 26, 2017
The OFA Officials Committee is launching the 2017-2018 program in the next few weeks! We are currently canvassing interest and availability for at least one Referee Clinic held over the summer/fall... READ MORE...

Guilio Tomassini Master Foil Coaches Clinics and Athlete Camp

June 26, 2017
Guilio Tomassini Master Foil Coaches Clinics and Athlete Camp: Cancelled Please note that due to health reasons, Maitre Tomassini has unfortunately had to cancel his booked trip to ... READ MORE...

2017 Ontario Youth Provincial Championships: June 24-25

June 05, 2017
2017 Ontario Youth Provincial Championships Date: June 24-25, 2017 Venue: Vango Toronto Fencing Center 980 Denison Street Markham, ON L3R 3K5 Registration: Please register online ... READ MORE...