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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

HPDP Program Clinics #1 and #2 Announcement

January 17, 2018
The OFA HPDP Program is excited to announce our first two clinics for the 2017-2018 season! Clinic #1 will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 after the completion of events at the Vango Toro... READ MORE...

Quest For Gold Coach Bursary

January 17, 2018
Red Alert Coaches!! Are you looking for a bit of extra funding to help with your NCCP Courses? If you have taken a course after April 1, 2017 you may be eligible for a Quest for Gold Coach Bursary!... READ MORE...

2018 Ontario Winter Games: Current Rankings

January 10, 2018
The current rankings for participating in the 2018 Ontario Winter Games has now been posted!  Please follow THIS LINK to access the list. Qualified athletes are highlighted in yellow.  This ... READ MORE...

Announcing the 2017-2018 HPDP Weapons Coordinators

January 08, 2018
The HDPD committee is happy to announce the following coaches as our 2017-2018 HPDP Weapons Coordinators: Foil: Alice Lu Epee: David Howes Sabre: Thomas Nguyen Congratuations to our coaches, a... READ MORE...

2018 High Performance Development Program

December 16, 2017
The 2018 HPDP program has now been launched!  Please refer to the HPDP page for more information and register for the program. As we are still waiting for Ministry Approval for our QFG Select ... READ MORE...

Call for Applications: OFA HPDP Weapons Coordinators

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Call for Availability: 2017-2018 Ontario Provincial Championships Host Venue

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