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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 15 sport events were approved to receive funding through the Sport Hosting Program:

Event Dates Event Name Location
July 8-21, 2019 2019 Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments Ottawa
July 24-31, 2019 2019 Laser Radial Youth World Championships Kingston
July 30 – August 10, 2019 2019 World U19 Women's Lacrosse Championship Peterborough
August 12-18, 2019 2019 Softball Canada Women's U19 Canadian Championship Kitchener
August 19-24, 2019 2019 UANA Pan American Artistic Swimming Championships Windsor
August 20-30, 2019 2019 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships Burlington and Kitchener
August 24, 2019 2019 Men’s International Rugby Match Hamilton
August 26 – September 1, 2019 2019 Canadian National Olympic Trapshooting Championships Innisfil
September 5-8, 2019 2019 ITF2 Birmingham Wheelchair Tennis Classic Toronto
November 8-10, 2019 2019 Ontario Open Judo Championships Toronto
November 9-16, 2019 2019 ITF World Tennis Tour J3 Ottawa Ottawa
December 6-8, 2019 2020 Canadian Olympic Wrestling Trials St. Catharines
January 16-19, 2020 2020 Canada Cup Freestyle Ski Greater Madawaska
January 24 – February 2, 2020 2020 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup, and UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships Milton
March 3-8, 2020 2020 U SPORTS Women's and Men's National Basketball Championships Ottawa

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.