2019-2020 Inclusive Skating Project

Creating Opportunities for Skaters with a Disability

Section is offering funding support to increase opportunities for skaters with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The focus of this initiative is to assist clubs with their capacity to include and develop skaters with disabilities.  Funding through our program gives clubs the opportunity to access financial assistance for areas such as (but not limited to) coaching support, club support, and adaptive equipment support.

The objectives are to:

  1. Raise awareness of the principles of inclusive skating.
  2. Create opportunities for skaters with physical and/or intellectual disabilities to participate in skating through club-based initiatives.
  3. Increase the capacity of Section clubs to include skaters with physical and/or intellectual disabilities through club-based initiatives.



Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut supports Inclusive Skating through the following grant application process for the 2019-2020 season:
        • Section clubs and partner organizations may be eligible to apply for a grant. Funds must be used                for planned Inclusive Skating (“IS”) programming within the 2019-2020 season.
        • Funds must be used for one or more of the following areas:
                   o Coaching support (e.g. IS coach training opportunities, IS coaching fees, Program Assistant                            training, Program Assistant Recognition, etc.)
                  o Club support (e.g. IS program ice fees, IS Skate Canada membership fees, club IS program                                fees, etc.)
                  o Event support (e.g. CanSkate Element Events costs for IS athletes, competition-related                                    expenses for IS athletes competing or participating in an event)
                  o Adaptive equipment support (e.g. any individual specialized equipment including skates,                                  helmets, frames, braces, or specialized equipment for club IS programming use)

        • Clubs that are approved for funding must provide reporting in the form of invoices, receipts or other                              supporting documentation for funds spent. Half of the funds will be issued upon approval of                                             application, and the other half when supporting documentation is received by the Section.

       • $10,000.00 available funds to be divided amongst approved requests throughout the season.

Application Deadlines
Applications will be reviewed 5 times per season, so clubs may submit whenever it is suitable to them and may apply more than once. Applications will be reviewed on the following dates:
• May 31, 2019
• July 26, 2019
• September 27, 2019
November 15, 2019
January 31, 2020

Due to a phenomenal response from our clubs, application capacity has been reached.  No further applications will be accepted at this time, but stay tuned for updates throughout the season

Click here for Guidelines and Grant Request Form.

Questions can be directed to Lisa Bonderove, Section Office at lisa@skateabnwtnun.ca

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