Quest for Gold


          Quest for Gold (Q4G) is the Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP) that provides financial support for Ontario’s amateur high-performance athletes. It is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs division.

Quest for Gold has specific objectives:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training during their summer school break;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athletes’ access to high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

         Quest for Gold is directly related to the High-Performance Sport goal listed in the Canadian Sport Policy issued by the federal government which caters to the idea that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition. Quest for Gold does this by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of our country in international competition. The program provides direct financial assistance to Ontario athletes through an “Ontario Card” designation. 

        The intent of the Quest for Gold is to provide funding to individual athletes based on their demonstrated commitment to sport, allowing them to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition. Many OBSA athletes who receive Quest for Gold funding go on to represent Canada in international competition, including the Paralympics. You can support our athletes by buying Quest for Gold lottery tickets at your local OLG Outlet.

 

2017-2018 Quest for Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 


The program supports coach development initiatives through the Coaches Association of Ontario, program development initiatives through the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario and directly supports athletes in two ways – firstly, it supports any Canada Card applicants who are permanent residents of Ontario and currently receiving Sport Canada Athlete Assistance; and secondly, it supports Ontario Card applicants who have been nominated and approved for funding by their respective provincial sport organizations.

OBSA is the provincial entity responsible for athlete carding in athletics, goalball, powerlifting and judo. The Ontario Card Program deadlines for all sports are annually in October. ALL sports fall into one cycle.

Important Dates:

Posting of Selection Criteria – TBA

Application Deadline - TBA

Draft List of Nominations Posted - TBA

Appeal Deadline, Athlete wishing to appeal must do so before - TBA

Final list of nominated Ontario Card athletes posted - TBA

 

2016-2017 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

The Ontario Blind Sports Association is pleased to announce a FINAL list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by the Ontario Blind Sports Association, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Goalball

Arvin Carandang

Tony Fraser

Brandon King

Brice Parker

Nathan Taylor

Gen Gervais

Powerlifting

Tim Ekert

Athletics

Richard Carr

Keegan Gaunt

Dylan Hermans

Nick Neri

Radane Wright

2017-2018 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

Please click on the link below to view the Quest for Gold selection criteria for Goalball, to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program.  

Quest for Gold, Goalball

Please click on the link below to view the Quest for Gold selection criteria for Powerlifting to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.  

Quest for Gold, Powerlifting 

Please click on the link below to view the Quest for Gold selection criteria for Athletics to be used in the selection of athletes for the Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program.  

Quest for Gold, Athletics