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Applications are now closed.


Podium Alberta, also known as the Alberta High Performance Athlete Assistance Program, supports Alberta’s high performing athletes by:

  • helping athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition
  • encouraging athletes to stay in Alberta to live and train
  • enabling athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals
  • increasing athlete access to high-performance coaching and sports science practitioners
  • enhancing training and competitive opportunities available to athletes

Since 2008, Podium Alberta has provided over 3,500 grants to 973 athletes, worth over $13.2 million. We are proud of the funding committed to date, and proud of our athletes.


To be eligible for Podium Alberta funding, applicants must:

  • have been nominated and accepted for carding status under Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program
  • have received Athlete Assistance Program funding between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 (year in review)
  • be residents of Alberta for at least 3 years prior to being eligible for funding
    • residency eligibility requirement for new applicants will be July 1, 2019
  • be training in Alberta
    • exceptions are made if the applicant can prove:
      • that they cannot receive the required level of training in Alberta and are out of the province temporarily during the year – for example, due to lack of facilities, coaching, competition, national team requirements
      • that they must attend a post-secondary institution out of province because the course of study is not available in Alberta
      • that it is more financially feasible to attend a post-secondary institution out of province
      • other extenuating circumstances that require the applicant to be out of province
  • be a member of their respective Alberta provincial sport organization
    • Proof of membership will be confirmed with these organizations for the July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 year in review.
  • show a commitment to the community and sport service with activities like:
    • mentoring less-experienced athletes
    • coaching/assistant coaching with a provincial, community or school program athlete/team
    • volunteering in an administrative or ambassadorial role with either a provincial, community or school program – or not-for-profit organization
  • not be receiving funding from another province or territory
  • not be under sanction as per the Canadian Anti-Doping Policy (PDF, 1.8 MB)


During the year in review, Podium Alberta provides an athlete with up to:

  • $365 per month for each month of senior level (SR, SR1, SR2, Oly) Athlete Assistance Program funding they received
  • $220 per month for each month of development level (C1, D) Athlete Assistance Program funding they received

Final Podium Alberta funding is dependent on:

  • funding availability
  • the total number of eligible athletes
  • an applicant’s demonstration of their eligible expenses

Eligible expenses

The following items are eligible under Podium Alberta:

  • standard living costs – for example, rent or mortgage, utilities, groceries, medical expenses, transportation
  • costs directly associated with training – for example, coaching, sports science, facility fees, other athlete services
  • costs associated with attending training camps and competitions – for example, entry fees, travel costs
  • sport specific equipment
  • education-related expenses excluding tuition – for example, books, fees

Past recipients

See the record of past recipients


Steven Patrick
Phone: 780-644-4897
Email: [email protected]

Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch
Suite 500, 10055 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 1G3

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