The Quest for Gold program is designed with the amateur athlete in mind. A program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, it supports Ontario amateur athletes to reach the pinnacle of excellence in Canadian sport. This program establishes a high performance mindset for amateur athletes aiming to have more Ontario athletes on the national and international podiums. It directly provides financial assistance and enhanced coaching, training and competitive opportunities to Ontario amateur athletes who qualify under the sport-specific selection criteria.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Athletes must meet the minimum selection criteria set out by the Ministry in addition to the sport-specific selection criteria established by OCPSA (see below for details). If you qualify under the selection criteria, your name will be brought forward to the OCPSA Selection Committee. The top-ranked athletes, based on the criteria, will be awarded a card status for that upcoming year. Carding status is for 1 year starting April 1st of each year.
OCPSA SELECTION CRITERIA
OCPSA will allocate 6 cards in total (3 male, 3 female) and nominate 2 alternatives (1 male, 1 female). Athletes will be ranked in the following order:
- Priority given to athlete who are members of Athletics Canada’s Para Development Program (Tier 1 & Tier 2)
- Top three ranked male and female athletes as per the OCPSA points system (a min of 500 points (per event) is required to be considered for ranking)
Full selection criteria: OCPSA Quest For Gold- Athlete Selection Criteria- PARA-ATHLETICS
Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced!
OCPSA is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by OCPSA, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.
|Booth, Hudson T35||800m|
|Burrows, Rachael T34||100m|
|Freeland, Gaerrisen T38||100m|
|Hanes, Julia F33||Discus|
|Johnstone, Michael T35||100m|
|Tinney, Jessica T33||100m|
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 by following the process set out in the Selection Criteria document.