Quest For Gold-Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2018-2019 

Program Description

The Quest for Gold Program was established to provide additional support to athletes from Ontario and to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.

Specific objectives of the program are:

  • 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;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athlete access to high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.


The Quest for Gold Athlete Assisance Program 2018-2019  Athlete Selection Criteria is now available. 

Athletes must submit all required information to the OSSA Executive Director Mary Frances Carter at no later than Monday, February 4, 2019.

All eligible athletes will automatically be considered and ranked by the OSSA Selection Committee.

A DRAFT LIST of nominated athletes will be posted by February 15, 2019. 

Click here to learn more about the Quest For Gold program.