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Power To Play Grant Program

The Power to Play program strengthens efforts at the grassroots, municipal and provincial level, to support the delivery and sustainability of high quality programs and policies that work to bring sport and recreation to all individuals, resulting in healthier communities. This program is based around the principles of quality programming, equitable access, sustainability and effective use of public dollars. 

Goals

Applicants must meet a minimum of one, and are encouraged to meet more than one, of the following goals:

Participation Increase opportunities for Aboriginal peoples to participate in quality sport and recreation programs.

 

Physical Literacy Inspire individuals and communities to live active and healthy lifestyles by building on the Physical Literacy model as a foundation for lifelong participation.

 

Equitable Access Remove existing barriers and increase equitable access to sport by providing the basic necessities and resources to deliver and sustain quality sport and recreation programs.

 

Capacity Provide the leadership and/or training necessary to ensure sustainable delivery of sport and physical activity programs.

 

Objectives

Applicants must consider the program objectives in their project design; preference will be given to projects which meet multiple objectives. Projects must demonstrate alignment with the Canadian Sport for Life continuum, Stages 1, 2, 3 and 7 (Active Start, FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, and Active for Life). See www.canadiansportforlife.ca for more information.

  • Encourage the inactive population to become active
  • Create positive experiences, promote self-development and leadership skills for all program participants
  • Empower aboriginal communities to plan and implement programming that best suits their needs
  • Emphasize the principles of Fair Play, Respect, and Equity for all program participants
  • Develop fundamental movement and sports skills through a variety of programming
  • Support accessible, safe and high quality programs for all individuals,
  • Provide a continuum of sport for all skill levels and abilities, with opportunity for movement between various levels
  • Remove barriers and improve equitable access to sport and recreation opportunities for all aboriginal peoples
  • Enhance collaboration and communication within and between Aboriginal communities to meet identified needs
  • Create strong networks to increase the efficiency and efficacy of all programs and participants by sharing best practices, knowledge and resources
  • Inspire a community based approach to sport programming and participation, by developing leadership, staff and volunteers to enhance capacity
  • Heighten community pride, good will, and cohesion
  • Improve safety standards and risk management policies and procedures

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Program Outcomes

  • More physically active Aboriginal people and communities across Ontario
  • Equitable access to sport and recreation opportunities in Aboriginal communities
  • Increased physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing in Aboriginal communities across Ontario
  • Innovative and meaningful partnerships between service providers
  • Increased community sport and recreation sector capacity, connectivity and coordination

Two funding streams have been identified to support this new program:

Community Equipment Grant

  • Through this grant, Aboriginal communities across Ontario who meet all applicant criteria, may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $5,000 in equipment to support their sport and physical activity initiatives.

Program Leadership Grant

  • Through this grant, Aboriginal communities across Ontario who meet all applicant criteria, may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in funding to support the certification or training of an individual(s) to lead sport and/or recreational programming in their communities.

 

DOWNLOAD THE FULL POWER TO PLAY APPLICATION HERE

 

 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT POWER TO PLAY FUNDING APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY MARCH 16TH, 2016 AT 5PM. ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BEYOND THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED