Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance

2016-2017 QUEST FOR GOLD –


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Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced!

Rugby Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2016-2017 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Rugby Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee. 

Brooklyn Feasby
Niamh Haughey
Khadija Brouillette
Hannah Daniels
Maddy Grant
Samantha Cyrille
Christina Branch
Julia Schell
Taylour Hurd
Rachel McCallan
Daniela Grant
Sam Ali
Emily Samek
Andrew Coe
Kainoa Lloyd
Alex Colbourne
Brandon Mcleod
Marcello Wainright
Kevin Vertkas
David Richards
Robbie Elidas
Gabe Casey
Nate Jutronich
Ethan Hager
Miguel Palij
Callum Tam

Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the PSO/MSO Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee.  As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final.  

Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so through the following process:
1. By January 23, 2017, athlete asks PSO NAME HERE for reasons explaining why they were not nominated for an Ontario Card. 
2. PSO NAME HERE responds to athlete by January 26, 2017
3. If the athlete is not satisfied with the PSO NAME HERE response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found below.  A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MTCS-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries) through email, regular post, registered mail, courier or delivered in person.  One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes.  The Notice of Appeal must be received by MTCS by noon on January 30, 2017.  Appeals that are delivered personally or by courier shall be deemed to be received on the date of delivery.  

Please find the Quest for Gold Appeal Form HERE.

About the Quest for Gold Program
Quest for Gold’s overarching goal is to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions. The program supports Ontario's amateur athletes through direct financial assistance, enhanced coaching, and enhanced training and competitive opportunities.

Launched in January 2006, the Quest for Gold program has realized a 68% increase in the quantity of athletes earning Canada Cards, meaning more athletes are representing Ontario on Canada’s national teams. Such was the case at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics, where 45% of Team Canada athletes were Ontario residents, while 30% of the Paralympic team were from Ontario.

Ontario’s Sport Plan, Game ON, pledged to “modernize the Quest for Gold athlete support program”. In support of this, the branch recently launched a survey of QFG- funded athletes, as well as a second survey to PSO/MSOs who administer QFG. Data collected from this survey will help the Ministry better understand the needs of both athletes and PSO/MSOs as well as the supports required for athletes to reach their high performance goals.

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