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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 $2 million, the province has supported 82 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.

In fiscal 2017-18, the following 23 sport events were approved to receive funding through the Sport Hosting Program:

Event DatesEvent NameLocation
Apr 5 - 9, 20172017 National Cadet/Juvenile Wresting ChampionshipWindsor
Apr 21 - 23, 20172017 FINA/NVC Diving World SeriesWindsor
May 26 - 28, 20172017 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby ChampionshipsHamilton
Jun 2 - 4, 20172017 Summer Senior Diving NationalsToronto
Jul 3 - 5, 20172017 IAAF Athletics Capital Combined Events CupOttawa
Jul 6 - 9, 20172017 Canadian Track & Field ChampionshipsOttawa
Jul 18 - 29, 20172017 XXVI Pan American Badminton Junior ChampionshipsMarkham
Aug 19 - 22, 20172017 Canadian National Wakeboard ChampionshipToronto
Aug 22 - 27, 20172017 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak ChampionshipsWelland
Aug 23 - 27, 20172017 WWA Wakeboard World ChampionshipsToronto
Sep 15 - 23, 20172017 J24 Sailing World ChampionshipMississauga
Sep 24 - 29, 20172017 World Junior Girls Golf ChampionshipsOttawa
Nov 27 - Dec 3, 20172017 World Ringette ChampionshipMississauga
Dec 1 - 3, 20172017 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World CupMilton
Feb 1 - 9, 20182018 Speed Nation Ontario Snowboard Cross & Parallel Giant Slalom North American Cup EventsThe Blue Mountains
Mar 5 - 9, 20182018 Alpine Snowboard NationalsThe Blue Mountains
Mar 10 - 17, 20182018 Haywood Ski Nationals and Canadian Cross Country University/College ChampionshipsThunder Bay
Mar 17 - 25, 20182018 Ford World Women's Curling ChampionshipNorth Bay
May 19 - 20, 20182018 Canadian Senior Weightlifting ChampionshipsMississauga
Jun 10 - 16, 20182018 FIBA U18 Americas ChampionshipSt. Catharines
Aug 11 - 18, 20182018 Barefoot Waterski ChampionshipsTown of Greater Napanee
Dec 1 - 3, 20182018 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World CupMilton
Jan 22 - 30, 20192019 Blue Mountain FIS Ski Cross World CupThe Blue Mountains
May 13 - 17, 20192019 International Special Olympics Invitational Youth GamesToronto

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 Grants Ontario. Please visit the Grants Ontario portal for details on applying to the Sport Hosting Program.