Apply for a Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance Program grant

  1. Who can apply?
  2. Funding
  3. Eligibility criteria
  4. How to apply
  5. Funding decision
  6. Funding accountability

  1. Who can apply?

    A high performance level athlete may apply. They must have results that show if they were living and competing in a province, they would be on that provincial team.

    Senior and masters athletes are not eligible.

  2. Funding

    How much funding do we provide?

    An athlete may be eligible for up to $7,000 in funding per year.

    What can an athlete use the funding for?

    The funding can help offset training and competition expenses.

    We may consider basic cost-of-living expenses if an athlete had to move outside of the Yukon to train or compete.

    How do we award funding?

    Funding depends on:

    • the amount of funds available; and
    • the number of applications received.

    You must reapply every year.

    Can you appeal the funding decision?

    No, funding decisions are final.

  3. Eligibility criteria
    • A Canadian citizen.
    • A permanent resident of Canada.
    • A person whose family is in Canada on a work visa, for at least 12 months prior to deadline of submission.
    • Be a resident of the Yukon 6 months before the submission deadline.
    • If attending an educational institution outside of the Yukon, the applicant must have Yukon resident status.
    • Athletes must apply on an individual basis.
    • Individual players from team sports.
    • Be a member in good standing of a recognized Yukon sport governing body (YSGB), if one exists.
    • Adhere to all major games, YSGB and national sport organizations competition codes of conduct.
    • Have been eligible to compete as a Yukon athlete in the previous competitive season.
    • Be eligible to compete for and represent Yukon in inter-provincial competitions.
    • Must compete for the Yukon, if their program allows, at the Western Canada Games and Canada Games
    • Be on a formal 12-month training and competition program agreed to and monitored by the YSGB, coaches, and athlete.
    • Have shown potential for:
      • a national ranking; and/or
      • achieved national ranking; or
      • placement in recognized territorial, provincial, national, international competitions.
    • Be willing and voluntarily submit to prescribed testing for banned or illegal substances when requested by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, SARB, YSGB, NSO, or competition organizers.
    • Be willing, upon reasonable request, to share their knowledge and experience with other developing athletes by participating in at least 1 opportunity of giving back.

    Athletes considering a path to the National Collegiate Athletic Association must be aware of the requirements to declare such funding.

  4. How to apply
    1. Download and complete the application.
    2. Submit your application.
      In person: 4061 4th Avenue in Whitehorse.
      Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: signed and scanned documents can be emailed to
      Government of Yukon
      Sport and Recreation Branch(C-10)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon
      Y1A 2C6


  5. Funding decision

    We notify applicants of the results approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the funding deadline. We typically hold adjudication meetings at the end of May.


  6. Funding accountability

    Athletes receiving high performance funding must complete the post-season report.


If you have questions about the Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance Program, email, or phone 867-667-5606, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5606.