We are not currently accepting applications for this program.

Overview

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 2,500 grants to 800 athletes, worth over $10.4 million. We are proud of the funding committed to date, and proud of our athletes.

Objectives

Specific objectives of the program are to:

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

Funding

Podium Alberta may provide up to $6,000 in addition to the funding received from Sport Canada’s AAP for the Year in Review. This is dependent on:

  • funding available
  • the number of athletes enrolled
  • demonstration of eligible expenditures

Funding through Podium Alberta will equate to a maximum of approximately 28.3% of Sport Canada Funding.

Eligibility

To be eligible, athletes must:

Past recipients

See the record of past recipients

Contact

Steven Patrick
Phone: 780-644-4897
Email: steven.patrick@gov.ab.ca

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