- Who can apply?
- Eligibility criteria
- How to apply
- Funding decision
- Funding accountability
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.
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.
- 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.
How to apply
- Download and complete the application.
- 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 email@example.com.
Government of Yukon
Sport and Recreation Branch(C-10)
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.
If you have questions about the Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 867-667-5606, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5606.