FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

Financial support for Canada Basketball announced

eAwaz Sports News

GATINEAU – The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadians from the playground to the podium, helping Canadians get active, inspiring young people and bringing people together in the spirit of healthy competition.

Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announced $5,646,230 in funding for Canada Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball Canada for 2022–23, including $18,000 for safety in sport.

The investment will provide funding for the organizations daily operations, promote basketball and wheelchair basketball among all Canadians, and support high-performance athletes competing at the national and international levels. The Canada Basketball funding also includes $80,000 to host the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 – Americas Qualifiers (Window 5) in Edmonton from November 10 to 13, 2022.

The safety in sport investment is part of the government’s work with sport organizations to ensure a safe sport environment for athletes across Canada. The annual funding will help national sport organizations meet important governance, accountability and safe sport standards, such as:

  • using the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner as their independent third-party mechanism to address allegations of maltreatment;
  • offering mandatory training for athletes, coaches and support staff to prevent and address maltreatment; and
  • integrating the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport into their organizational policies and procedures.

As the single largest investor in Canada’s sport system, the Government of Canada is proud of its investments in support of Canadian athletes, national and multisport organizations, and in initiatives to host international sport events.

“Our government is proud to support our national sports associations in their efforts to help their athletes develop and to help make their sport safer. Our $5.6 million in funding gives Canada Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball Canada the tools to offer safer training environments, support high-performing athletes more effectively and conduct daily operations. All Canadians benefit when our athletes have more opportunities to compete and showcase their skills on the world stage. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will help inspire young people to strive for greatness and stay active.” – Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec