GATINEAU – The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadians from the playground to the podium as well as helping Canadians get active, inspire young people and bring 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 $4,819,767 in funding for Curling Canada for 2022–23, including $50,500 for safety in sport.
The investment will help the organization with its daily operations, promote curling among all Canadians, and support high-performance athletes competing at the national and international levels. This Curling Canada funding also includes $75,000 to host the 2022 Pan-Continental Curling Championships in Calgary from October 31 to November 6, 2022.
The safety in sport investment is part of the government’s ongoing 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 to athletes and coaches as well as supporting 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 largest investor in Canada’s sport system, the Government of Canada is proud its investments in support of Canadian athletes, in the national and multisport organizations that support them, and in international sport events held in this country.
“Our government is proud to support our national sport associations in their efforts to better serve their athletes and participants and make their sport safer. Our $4.8 million in funding gives Curling Canada the tools to offer safer training environments for all, better support for high-performing athletes and for its daily operations. All Canadians benefit when our athletes are able to compete at a world-class level and showcase their skills on the world stage. The 2022 Pan-Continental Curling Championships will 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
“Curling Canada truly appreciates the support of the Government of Canada in our hosting of international events, as well as our united desire to make our sport safe and accessible for all. Curling is truly a sport for life, and we hope fans enjoy watching, and are inspired by, our Canadian teams performing this week in Calgary.” — Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Curling Canada