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Team PEI Coaching & Development Grant Program: Home Team PEI Program 

Background

The Government of Prince Edward Island recognizes that coaching is one of the key pillars to a successfully developed sport system. There is also a recognition that coaching at the Canada Games level requires considerable investment for coaches.

To address these items, the Province of PEI has established a Home Team PEI Coach Development Fund. The Fund will be co-managed by the Division of Sport Recreation and Physical Activity and Coaching PEI with support from Sport PEI.

The Home Team Program will provide funding for individuals through their Provincial Sport Organization to support Comp Dev Certification and enhanced coach training opportunities for coaches in the 2021 and 2023 Canada Games cycles.

Funding will also be available to PSO’s in the Canada Games Program for innovative approaches to develop their Canada Games coaches.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Provincial Sport Organizations must be the applicant and be in good standing with the Province of PEI
  • PSO’s must be able to demonstrate the need and name the coaches the Coach Certification and Professional Development application is supporting
  • Coaches named must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the PEI sport system
  • Coaches named must be endorsed by their PSO and currently coaching or working in partnership with their PSO
  • Coaches must be permanently residing in PEI

Programs

I. Coach Certification Grant

a. Up to a maximum of $800 per coach between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 will be available to cover up to 75% of course registration fees (workshop training) and up to 75% for completion of certification process (portfolio + evaluation)

b. For travel off Island for coach training, an additional $100 travel grant will be available once per coach.

c. Coach Certification Grants are available for NCCP Training in Competition Development Stream only, unless it can be demonstrated the course work is necessary as part of the Competition Development Pathway or it is part of the coach requirements as set out in the sport’s Canada Games technical Package.

II. Professional Development Grant

Up to a maximum of $500 per coach, per year to support professional development opportunities between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. The Professional Development grants are restricted for coaches that have completed their Competition Development Certification or coach requirements as set out in the sport’s Canada Games Technical Package.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please note, grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until the approvals match the yearly budget.
  • When applying, PSO’s may apply for more than one of the program components above, however you cannot select more than one program for the same event. For example, aNCCP Sport Specific Workshop must pick Coach Certification Grant per coach or PSO Development Grant but not both.
  • Canada Games Sports will have priority for all funding. The applications will be reviewed June 30, 2021 for the 2020-21 fiscal Year.

For questions or additional information, please feel free to contact:

Lynn Boudreau
lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca
902-368-6253

Jo-anne Wallace
jpwallace@gov.pe.ca
902-856-0617