Guide Assistance Program 


 

The OBSA Guide Assistance Program (GAP) is funding that is available to a guide runner who is working with an OBSA high performance track athlete. This funding is meant to help off set the costs of out of town training camps or competitions. In order to apply for this funding please follow the instructions below. 

Application Form

To Apply:

  1. Understand rules and eligibility criteria
  2. Complete the application from and submit it to info@blindsports.on.ca
  3. Keep your receipts and submit them to the above email address following your trip
  4. Receive payment by mail
Eligibility Criteria
  • Guide must be a member in good standing with OBSA
  • The athlete working with the guide must be a member in good standing with OBSA
  • The athlete working with the guide must be identified by OBSA as a high potential athlete
  • The athlete must meet the minimum criteria for quest for gold
  • Guides who work with nationally AAP carded athletes are not eligible
Funding Guidelines
  • $250 is the total amount available to a guide per year (April 1 - March 31)
  • Applications should be submitted no later than 1 week prior to the start of the camp of competition
  • Funding is only available for out of town training camps or competitions
  • Funds are dispersed based on the order in which applications are approved until funds expire.
Non Eligible Expenses
  • Meals
  • Equipment, gear and apparel
  • Medical expenses including physio, chiropractic or any other related items