Ontario Sport Hosting Program
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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 94 events since 2013.

Intake 2 of the 2018-19 Ontario Sport Hosting Program is now open and accepting applications. Please visit Grants Ontario to access the application main page. The deadline for applications is July 9, 2018 at 5pm ET

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.


2018 Sport Hosting

In fiscal 2018-19, the following 12 sport events were approved to receive funding through the Sport Hosting Program:

Event DatesEvent NameLocation
May 13 - 19, 2018 2018 Yonex Canadian U23/Junior National Championships Burlington
May 28 - Jun 2, 2018 2018 Week of Youth International Table Tennis in Ontario Markham
Jun 4 - 11, 2018 2018 Volleyball Nations League - Ottawa Ottawa
Jul 12 - 22, 2018 2018 Field Hockey National Championships Toronto
Jul 20 - 22, 2018 2018 Toronto Triathlon Toronto
Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2018 2018 National Junior Open Series Ottawa
Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2018 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Welland
Aug 8 - 19, 2018 2018 National Water Ski & Wakeboard Festival Toronto
Aug 25 - 26, 2018 2018 Canadian Marathon Canoe Nationals Greater Sudbury
Nov 5 - 19, 2018 2018 World Junior Badminton Championship Markham
Mar 4 - 8, 2019 2019 Speed Nation Alpine Nationals Blue Mountains
Jun 14 - 22, 2019 2019 Pan American Junior Squash Championships Toronto

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.