Hosting program

The Hosting Program (HP) is a sport funding program and key instrument in the Government of Canada’s overall approach to sport development in Canada and aims to enhance the development of sport excellence and the international profile of sport organizations by assisting sport organizations to host the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada. These events are expected to produce significant sport, economic, social and cultural legacies.

The Hosting Program offers Canada a planned and coordinated approach to realizing direct and significant benefits from bidding and hosting projects in the areas of sport development, economic, social, cultural, and community impacts, across a broad range of government priorities. The program is characterized by active liaison with partners/stakeholders and a diligent contribution system.

Eligibility details

Athletes, sport organizations and host societies are the primary targets of this Program. In addition, the program is designed to increase access and equity in sport for targeted under-represented groups. The reach of the Program extends far beyond these groups to include community members, volunteers and participants; all of whom can draw on the economic, social and cultural benefits of hosting international events and the Canada Games in their own communities. Contributions are made to organizations that are incorporated as non-profit corporations under federal or provincial law for specific bidding or hosting projects or NSOs and MSOs eligible under the Sport Funding and Accountability Framework (SFAF).

What you need before you start

This program has four delivery components and the application process is different for each. To learn more about them and how to apply, please read more about the component that relates to your needs:

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