Funding for Coach Salaries
Courtesy of the Coaches Association of Ontario https://www.coachesontario.ca/programs-resources/funding-for-coach-salaries/#jumplink_3YR_HC
Coach Salary Support Programs
The Coach Salary Support programs aim to increase the number of full-time salaried coaching positions in the sports industry by providing seed funding for organizations who are looking to hire a full-time coach for the first time.
Funding is available for full-time head coaches and for full-time female apprentice coaches at the post-secondary level.
3-Year Full-time Head Coach
This funding provides up to $60,000 over 3 years for a new full-time head coach.
- Year 1 – $25,000
- Year 2 – $20,000
- Year 3 – $15,000
Key Eligibility Requirements
- Coach resides in Ontario (after hire) and is coaching Ontario athletes
- Newly created position
- Support from your government recognized PSO
- Eligible organizations include: PSOs, clubs, colleges, universities, regional centres of excellence
Read full program guidelines here
Current list of 3-Year Coach Salary Grant recipients
Application Dates & Deadlines
- Applications open: January 4, 2021
- Applications close: January 29, 2021
- Recipients announced: February 19, 2021
- Coaches hired by: March 31, 2021
2-Year Full-time Assistant Coach
This funding provides up to $40,000 over 2 years for a post-secondary institution to hire a full-time female apprentice coach. The goal of the program is to increase the number of paid full-time female coaches in sport and provide a pathway for their development.
This seed funding is a matching grant between CAO and the recipient post-secondary organization. The minimum annual salary for the hired coach is $40,000 per year + benefits.
About the Coaches Association of Ontario
The Coaches Association of Ontario is an independent, non-profit organization that supports coaches from community level to high performance across all sports in Ontario.