The Government of Yukon provides more than $1.6 million in funding to territorial sport and recreation

The Government of Yukon provides more than $1.6 million in funding to territorial sport and recreation

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 202299 Views

Today, the Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, announced $1,617,917 in funding to territorial sport organizations, special recreation groups, athletes and officials.

This funding will help Yukon sport organizations organize and run activities related to sport and leadership development and facility operations and maintenance. It also offers support to individual athletes and officials who have demonstrated a high or elite performance level.

The funding includes:

  • $825,317 to 27 Yukon sport organizations and $163,800 to five local  recreation organizations through the Foundations Grant program;
  • $464,300  to 25 territorial sport organizations through the Podium Pathway Grant program;
  • $104,500 to 39 Yukon athletes and two officials through the Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance program; and
  • $60,000 to six athletes through the Elite Athlete Assistance program.

Staying healthy, active and connected at all ages is important. These Yukon sport and recreation organizations provide us with great opportunities to do that and are home to local teams and athletes. Yukon athletes are achieving success at the regional, national and international levels and we are pleased to provide this annual funding in support of recreation, sports, achievement and wellness.

Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

Quick facts

  • Foundations Grant funding helps Yukon sport governing bodies and special recreation groups develop and deliver sport and recreation development initiatives.
  • Podium Pathway Grant funding supports enhanced sport participation initiatives.
  • The Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance program provides funding for athletes who have demonstrated performance that is beyond the territorial level, with the potential for improvement at the provincial, national or international levels.
  • The Elite Athlete Assistance program funds athletes who have been carded by Sport Canada and assists them to prepare and participate in international sport.

Backgrounder

2022–2023 annual sport funding

Foundation Grants

Sport groups

Total
Alpine Ski Association Yukon $31,500
Arctic Edge Skating Club $38,000
Athletics Yukon Association $12,000
Basketball Yukon $45,000
Biathlon Yukon $29,000
Climb Yukon Association $12,000
Cross Country Yukon $106,000
Cycling Association of Yukon $18,000
Equine Association of Yukon $6,000
Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society $23,000
Grapple Yukon $2,880
Judo Yukon $34,000
Snowboard Yukon Association $30,500
Squash Yukon $15,525
Swim Yukon $50,500
Synchro Yukon $4,900
Table Tennis Yukon $6,000
Tennis Yukon Association $7,050
Volleyball Yukon $54,000
Yukon Amateur Hockey Association $81,462
Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association $22,000
Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club $11,500
Yukon Curling Association $12,000
Yukon Freestyle Ski Association $30,000
Yukon Golf Association $10,500
Yukon Gymnastics Association $38,500
Yukon Soccer Association $43,000
 

Recreation Groups

ElderActive Recreation Association $42,500
Friends of Mount Sima Society $42,500
Girl Guides of Canada Yukon Council $8,100
Yukon Scout Council $7,700
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre $63,000

Podium Pathway grants

Sport groups
Alpine Ski Association Yukon $16,000
Arctic Edge Skating Club $26,000
Athletics Yukon Association $5,000
Basketball Yukon $22,000
Biathlon Yukon $14,000
Climb Yukon Association $7,000
Cross Country Yukon $64,000
Cycling Association of Yukon $10,000
Equine Association of Yukon $2,000
Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society $14,000
Grapple Yukon (Wrestling) $5,000
Judo Yukon $17,000
Snowboard Yukon Association $17,500
Squash Yukon $8,000
Swim Yukon $37,000
Tennis Yukon Association $800
Volleyball Yukon $23,000
Yukon Amateur Hockey Association $43,000
Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association $15,000
Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club $2,500
Yukon Curling Association $8,000
Yukon Freestyle Ski Association $23,500
Yukon Golf Association $2,500
Yukon Gymnastics Association $38,500
Yukon Soccer Association $43,000

Elite athlete grants

$60,000 to six athletes

High performance grants

$100,000 to 41 athletes
Money set aside for individuals attending World Championships    $2,500

Officials

Sophia Marnik Biathlon $1,000
Doug Petriw Swimming $1,000

Contact

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
[email protected]

Odile Nelson
Communications, Community Services
867-332-0886
[email protected]

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