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Ontario Sport Hosting Program

The Sport Hosting Program provides project-based funding to help applicants deliver national and international amateur sport events in Ontario. Providing an annual investment of $3 million, the province has supported 119 events since 2013.

The Sport Hosting Program:

  • Provides funding for a variety of winter and summer sports
  • Helps to create a culture that values sport and contributes to athlete development
  • Encourages the development of legacies for amateur sport and local communities.


2019 Sport Hosting

In fiscal 2019-20, the following 11 sport events were approved to receive funding through the Sport Hosting Program:

Date Event Name Location
January 13 - 19, 2020 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships Mississauga
April 5 - 11, 2020 2020 Canadian Ringette Championships Ottawa
April 21 - 26, 2020 2020 Curling Canada U18 National Championship Sudbury
March 6 - 15, 2020 2020 Pan American Wrestling Championships & Olympic Qualification Tournament Ottawa
May 1 - 3, 2020 2020 Karate Canada Junior National Championships Mississauga
May 14 - 17, 2020 2020 & 2021 FINA Diving Grand Prix - Canada Cup Windsor
June 2 - 4, 2020 2020 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League – Ottawa Ottawa
July 8 - 29, 2020 2020 Field Hockey National Championship Toronto
August 2 - 8, 2020 2020 Canada Basketball 15U/17U Men’s National Championships Kingston
August 13 - 16, 2020 2020 Volleyball Canada Beach Nationals Toronto
April 3 - 11, 2021 2021 World Men's Curling Championship[1] Ottawa

[1] Approved in principle. Subject to an international rights agreement.


By supporting sport events across Ontario, the province is providing opportunities for Ontario's amateur athletes to gain the elite competition experience they need to excel on the world stage. These events also promote tourism, boost local economies, enhance public infrastructure, build volunteer capacity and ensure Ontario remains an attractive destination for sport hosting.

The application process is administered through Transfer Payment Ontario. Please visit Ontario.ca for details on applying to the Sport Hosting Program.