Can Am Para Swimming Open

Financial support for Swimming Canada announced

eAwaz Sports News

GATINEAU – The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadians from the playground to the podium and to helping the sport community get Canadians active, inspire young people and bring us 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 $7,523,136 in funding for Swimming Canada for 2022–23, including $40,000 devoted to safety in sport.

The investment will provide the organization with the financial means to conduct its daily operations, promote the sport of swimming among all Canadians, and support high-performance athletes competing at the national and international levels. This funding to Swimming Canada also includes $250,000 to host the FINA Swimming World Cup in Toronto from October 28 to 30, 2022; and $75,000 to host the 2022 Can Am Para Swimming Open in Vancouver from December 16 to 18, 2022.

The investment in safety in sport 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:

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

As the single largest investor in Canada’s sport system, the Government of Canada is proud of the investments it makes to support Canadian athletes, the national and multisport organizations that support them, and the hosting of international sport events.

“As the Minister of Sport, I am proud to support our national sports associations in their efforts to better serve their athletes and participants, and to make their sport safer. Our funding of more than $7.5 million gives Swimming Canada tools to offer safer training environments for all, better means to support high-performing athletes and conduct daily operations. All Canadians benefit when our athletes have more opportunities to compete at a world-class level and showcase their skills on the world stage. The FINA Swimming World Cup and the 2022 Can Am Para Swimming Open will do just that and 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