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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.

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

Event Dates Event Name Location
Nov 2 - 4, 2018 2018 Silver Goose Cyclocross Township of Tay
Nov 10 - 11, 2018 2018 Ontario Open Judo Championships Toronto
Dec 27 - 31, 2018 2018 University Ringette Challenge Cup Township of Woolwich
Mar 16 - 17, 2019 2019 Freestyle Skiing Canada Cup Series Coldwater
Mar 28 - 31, 2019 U16 Eastern Alpine Ski Canadian Championships Township of Greater Madawaska
Mar 29, 2019
- May 26, 2019
2019 Water Polo National Championship League (NCL) Championships Markham
May 2 - 6, 2019 2019 Wheelchair Rugby Canada National Championship Ottawa
Jun 1 - 30, 2019 2019 Volleyball Nations League-Ottawa Ottawa
Jun 10 - 15, 2019 2019 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series – Canada Open Windsor
Mar 2 - 5, 2020 2020 World Cup Parallel Snowboard Competition The Blue Mountains
Mar 30, 2020
- Apr 5, 2020
2020 Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials 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.