2017-2018 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance 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). The intent of the OAAP is to provide funding to individual athletes in the sport’s Train to Train and Train to Win categories 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.

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.

For 2017-2018, the MTCS has allocated BADMINTON ONTARIO a total of 8 Ontario cards (split evenly as 4 male and 4 female Cards). BADMINTON ONTARIO has also decided to exercise the option made available by MTCS to split up to 30% of its carding allotment (i.e. issue ½ cards in designated categories). A minimum of 70% of the Ontario Cards will be allocated to what the MTCS defines as junior-aged athletes (11 to 22 years of age). A maximum of 30% of the Ontario Cards may be allocated to athletes no longer eligible for “junior athlete” status, (athletes 23 and over).

As a result, the 8 cards issued to BADMINTON ONTARIO will be allocated as follows:

Male Female
Full Cards – 6 3 3
Half Cards – 2 Full Cards = 4 Half Cards 2 2
**Please see the Selection Criteria (2.2) attached for more details

Athlete nominations for an Ontario 2017-18 Card will be based on points achieved in the 2017 Calendar year badminton events following the point’s grid, please see details in the Selection Criteria : Page 6. Athletes must win at least one match in the draw to gain the points for the tournament .

Here is the steps to follow for the Quest for Gold Application

1. Read and full-review the Selection Criteria >> QFG 2017-18 UPDATED Badminton Ontario PSO Selection Criteria template.pdf

2. Complete the Application Form >> QFG 2017-18 Application – Athlete Information template.docx

3. Complete the tracking of the tournaments played >> QFG 2017-18 Tournament Tracking Document – with Examples.xlsx

4. All document required must be submitted no later than FEBRUARY 5th, 2018

To: info@badmintonontario.ca and jean.wong@badmintonontario.ca

Attention: Martha Deacon

3 Concorde Gate – Suite 209, Toronto ON, M3C 3N7

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