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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ontario Quest for Gold ATHLETE SELECTION CRITERIA 2014-2015




Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2014-2015


 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2014-2015 (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs Division.  The overarching goal of the Quest for Gold – OAAP is directly related to the High Performance Sport goal of the Canadian Sport Policy – that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition – by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.

Specific objectives of the program are:

a)    To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;

b)    To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;

c)    To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;

d)    To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;

e)    To increase athlete access to improved high performance coaching; and

f)     To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

 The intent of the OAAP is to provide funding to individual athletes in the sport’s Train to Train and Train to Win categories based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport, allowing them to continue to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition.  Ideally an athlete will first receive a Quest for Gold “Ontario Card” for 1 to 3 years, which will allow them to train towards the goal of a national team position in subsequent years.  Once an Ontario athlete reaches the national level and becomes a recipient of Sport Canada’s carding program, they become eligible for the Quest for Gold “Canada Card”.

How does it work?

In accordance with the OAAP guidelines, ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL develops sport-specific selection criteria and forms a Selection Committee that will apply these criteria.  The top-ranked athletes, based on the criteria, will be awarded Ontario Card status in 2014-2015.  This Selection Criteria has been approved by the Board of Directors and reviewed by MTCS staff.  Nominated athletes will be required to sign and comply with an Athlete Agreement between the athlete and ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL.  Carding status will be for one year starting April 1, 2014 ending March 31, 2015.

For 2014-2015, the MTCS has allocated a certain amount of OAAP Ontario Cards to each eligible Provincial Sport / Multi-Sport Organization (PSO/MSO). ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL has been allotted a total of 8 Ontario cards (split evenly as 4 male and 4 female Cards for Able-bodied curling), and 4 cards issued for Wheelchair curling (split evenly as 2 male and 2 female cards).

ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL has also decided to exercise the option made available by MTCS to split up to 30% of its carding allotment (i.e. issue ½ cards in designated categories).

The 12 Full cards issued to ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL will be allocated as follows:

Full Cards (6)
Half Cards (2 Full Cards = 4 Half Cards)
Wheelchair – Full Cards (4)

 Cards will be specifically allocated to the following categories/disciplines:

Number of Cards
Training to Win 1 (age 21-29+**)
6 Full Cards (3 male, 3 female)
Training to Compete 2 (age 18-20)
4 Half Cards (2 male, 2 female)
Wheelchair Curling
4 Full Cards (2 male, 2 female)

**NOTE:  A maximum of one (1) Full Card for male and one (1) full card for females over the age of 29 may be awarded, leaving two (2) Full Cards for male and two (2) full cards for females in the 21-29 years old age range.

ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL is not obligated to assign all Ontario Cards if there are an insufficient number of athletes who have demonstrated potential to be considered for future National Teams.

The Selection Committee, as approved by the ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL is comprised of the following members:

Tom Ward, Committee Chair, Technical Coordinator – Ontario Curling Association

Dick Henderson, Technical Coordinator – Northern Ontario Curling Association

Jennifer Ferris, Administrative Officer – Ontario Curling Council

Wally Kemp, Member at Large – Ontario Curling Association

Colin Sinclair, Learning Facilitator – Ontario Curling Association

Graham MacEachern, Member at Large – Ontario Curling Association

Jan Pula, Learning Facilitator – Northern Ontario Curling Association

Ryan LaFraniere, Learning Facilitator – Northern Ontario Curling Association

How much funding is available?

The exact level of funding for the 2014-2015 carding year will be determined by the MTCS after the total number of athletes nominated for Ontario Card status has been determined.  Funding will be released prior to March 31, 2015.
How will the ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL Selection Committee decide who receives funding?

The ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL Selection Committee will use the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eligibility Criteria and the Sport Specific Selection Criteria detailed below to determine which athletes will be nominated for Ontario Card status in 2014-2015:

A.  Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eligibility Criteria:

 All athletes must meet the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s minimum athlete eligibility criteria:

·       Athlete must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (previously known as a Landed Immigrant).

·       Athlete must be a permanent resident of Ontario for one year prior to his/her nomination for carding status, (and continue to be a permanent resident throughout the term of the agreement).

·       Athletes who have achieved Canada Card status (carded by Sport Canada) are not eligible for Ontario Cards.

·       Athletes must be living in and continuing to train in Ontario.

Residency Exceptions:

Exceptions to these criteria, known as a “Residency Exception” will be considered on a case specific basis by the ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL Selection Committee provided that the athlete can substantiate in writing that:

(a)  He/She cannot receive the required level of training in Ontario and is out of the province temporarily during the year (i.e. due to lack of facilities, coaching, competitions);

(b)  He/She must attend a post-secondary institution out-of-province either because the course of study is not offered by an Ontario institution; or

(c)  It is more financially feasible to attend a post-secondary institution out-of-province, or other extenuating circumstances that require the athlete to be out of the province.

The onus is on the athlete to demonstrate that he/she needs to be out-of-province for one of the above reasons.  The athlete must submit written documentation to the ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL by no later than NOVEMBER 27, 2014 AT 12:00 PM EST clearly indicating how they meet a residency exception(s).   

Athlete’s applying for a Residency Exception related to exception (a) above, who are training at an NSO-approved National Training Centre MUST include a letter from the NSO outlining their support for the athlete,  the progress the athlete is making and the athlete’s potential to make the national team level.   Additional documentation may include, but shall not be limited to an explanation of why the athlete is training out of province, whether or not the athlete was formally invited by the NSO, what additional opportunities are being made available beyond those provided in Ontario; and any other information that will illustrate that the athlete is receiving enhanced training while still meeting all obligations of the ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL.

Length of time living outside Ontario:  

Athletes living outside Ontario for more than 30 consecutive days within the ministry fiscal year 2014-2015 for athletic or academic purposes must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the PSO/MSO Selection Committee that appropriate training programs are in place and are being monitored by the PSO/MSO.  The onus is on the athlete to:

1.   Provide a written plan outlining their training and competition plans to the PSO/MSO prior to their departure from Ontario, as part of their Residency Exception request ( November 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST; and

2.   Adhere to the PSO/MSO-approved competition and training plan throughout the carding cycle.  At a minimum, this requires regular quarterly contact by the athlete with the PSO/MSO with the Ontario Curling Council Administrative Officer; and

3.   Submit regular quarterly training logs to the PSO/MSO to track progress against the PSO/MSO-approved competition and training plan.

***Athletes who were formally invited to and are currently participating in their NSO’s national team training program are exempt from this requirement.***

Ministry criteria continued:

 ·         Athlete must be a member in good standing with PSO/MSO and NSO where applicable;

·         Athlete must have entered into a Sports Organization - Athlete Agreement with his or her PSO/MSO and must be in full compliance with the terms and conditions of that agreement;

·         Athlete must have met all terms and conditions of any previous Quest for Gold Sports Organization – Athlete Agreements to the satisfaction of the PSO/MSO in order to be eligible for consideration in 2014-2015;

·         Athlete must demonstrate a commitment and dedication to a proper training and competitive program, the goal of which is to continue to train towards a national team position and Sport Canada carding;

·         Athlete’s coach should be minimum Level 2 NCCP certified or trained status Competition Stream or the sport’s equivalent in the Instruction Stream, or be engaged in completing this training, as determined by the PSO;

·         Athlete must not be under a sanction that prohibits competition as per the Canadian Anti-Doping Policy;

·         Athlete must be attending an educational institution full-time (i.e. elementary and secondary schools):

Ø  Exceptions will be made provided that the athlete can substantiate that his/her training will not allow for full-time attendance or if an athlete requires special needs that preclude full or part-time attendance (e.g. Athlete with a disability (AWAD) athlete);

·         Athletes who have completed their area of study at the secondary level (i.e. high school) and who continue to train towards participation in major national or international competitions will also be considered;

·         If eligible, the athlete must compete, and continue to compete solely for Ontario and/or Canada for one year from the date of the Minister’s letter informing the athlete of acceptance into OAAP program, at Canada Games and other national competitions involving provincial team competitions;

·         Athlete must not receive financial support from any other provincial/territorial athlete assistance program.  This does not include academic scholarships, bursaries, student grants, student loans, social assistance, disability pensions, and other forms of financial assistance that have nothing to do with competitive sport.

 Residency Exemption for Military Families:  The one-year Ontario residency requirement is waived for any Ontario Card or Canada Card applicant who is a spouse or dependant of a: Regular Force member of the Canadian Forces; or Reservist currently deployed by the Canadian Forces into active service and who takes up residence in Ontario during the fiscal year.   This means that eligible military family members now qualify for OAAP funding immediately upon becoming residents of Ontario.  Please contact PSO NAME HERE for more information if you are applying for this exemption.
·         To be deemed a potential next generation national team athlete, the athlete must be age-eligible to compete on the national team in the year following receipt of Ontario Card funding.

·         All athletes under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign their OAAP application form. Cheques will be processed in the name of the eligible athlete.

·         An athlete can only be nominated to receive Quest for Gold funding in one sport.

 Athletes funded through the Sport Canada AAP:

Ontario athletes who have been nominated and accepted for funding through Sport Canada’s AAP within the government of Ontario’s fiscal year (April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015) and who continue to meet AAP and OAAP eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for a Quest for Gold ‘Canada Card’.  MTCS will contact those athletes directly at the mailing and email addresses the athlete provided to Sport Canada.  Athletes are solely responsible for ensuring that their contact information is kept accurate and up to date at all times. 

 An athlete who received Sport Canada AAP carding during any part of MTCS’ fiscal year April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 and/or any part of fiscal year April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 and is no longer in receipt of Sport Canada Athlete Assistance shall not be eligible to receive Quest for Gold funding during fiscal year 2014-2015 (April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.) 

The intent of this rule is to prevent athletes whose performance levels and rankings no longer qualify them for Sport Canada carding from taking an Ontario Card from a future national-level athlete. 

Canada Card Exception (CCE)

Exceptions may apply to this rule (known as a Canada Card Exception (CCE)) and will be considered by the Ministry on a case-by-case basis.  Exceptions may include, but may not be limited to logistical or administrative changes (e.g. reduction in Sport Canada carding allocation), injuries, etc. 

It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to contact Ontario Curling Council Selection Committee prior to November 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST. to request a CCE.  The athlete must submit, in writing, an explanation of why they have not been, or do not expect to be re-carded by their NSO.  The submission must include a statement from the NSO confirming that the athlete still has potential to return to the NSO’s carding program in the future.

Ontario Curling Council will then contact MTCS in writing prior to the submission of the Athlete Nomination Form to seek individual Canada Card Exceptions.  Ontario Curling Council is not responsible for seeking a CCE for any athlete unless requested to do so by the athlete as detailed above.

National College Athletic Association (NCAA):

Effective August 1, 2013, the NCAA has revised their policies related to an athlete receiving funding from a government program (new language is bolded):

By-law Exception for Training Expenses:  An individual (prospective or enrolled student-athlete) may receive actual and necessary expenses [including grants, but not prize money, whereby the recipient has qualified for the grant based on his or her performance in a specific event(s)] to cover developmental training, coaching, facility usage, equipment, apparel, supplies, comprehensive health insurance, travel, room and board without jeopardizing the individual's eligibility for intercollegiate athletics, provided such expenses are approved and provided directly by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the appropriate national governing body in the sport (or, for international student-athletes, the equivalent organization of that nation) or a governmental entity.

The effective date for this piece of legislation as it relates to prospective student-athletes who have not started college will apply differently than it will for current student-athletes:

Current student-athletes:  The effective date for current student-athletes is August 1, 2013, meaning they cannot accept funds from a governmental entity until after August 1, 2013. 

Prospective student-athletes:  Individuals enrolling full time at a collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2013 are currently being certified under the new rule.  In other words, a prospective student-athlete who has accepted these funds from a governmental entity or who will accept these funds prior to the August 1 date from a governmental entity will get the benefit of the new rule (e.g. will not be required to return the funds).

Any athlete considering an application to an NCAA institution is strongly encouraged to contact the NCAA Eligibility Center if they have any additional questions. 

The onus is entirely on the athlete to determine the impact of accepting OAAP funding on current or future NCAA eligibility and to decide whether or not to accept OAAP funding. The athlete will be required to acknowledge this onus and responsibility when signing the OAAP Ontario Card application form and agreeing to the related terms and conditions of the program.  Athletes are strongly encouraged to contact the NCAA Eligibility Center to determine the impact of Quest for Gold - OAAP funding on current or future eligibility for a NCAA scholarship or on eligibility to compete in a non-scholarship NCAA sport.

National Collegiate Athletic Association              www.ncaa.org

 NCAA Eligibility Center mailing address:

NCAA Eligibility Center    P.O. Box 7136, Indianapolis, IN 46207

 Toll-free phone number (U.S. callers) - Customer service line – 877-262-1492

 Phone number (international callers)  - Customer service line – 317-223-0700

                                                                Fax number - 317-968-5100

B.  ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL Athlete Selection Criteria:

 The following sport specific athlete selection criteria will be utilized in the identification, ranking and selection of athletes for Ontario Cards:

The Athlete shall:

·         Be a member in good standing with either the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) or the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA)

·         Athlete must be actively competing and training in the 2014-2015 Curling Season

·         Athlete must be actively working with a Certified Coach – Competition Coach or Level 2 Certified Curling Coach

·         Athlete should have an Annual Training Plan and an Annual Fitness Plan

·         Athlete must fall into one of three categories:

o    Training to Compete 2 – Age 18-20 years old as of December 31, 2013

o    Training to Win 1 – Age 21+ years old as of December 31, 2013

o    Wheelchair Curling – No age restrictions

·         Positions on the team are equally important – skip, vice, second, lead will all be considered equal

·         Athletes must complete appropriate application form and points will be granted for each category and at each level of competition.

·         Each application will be given specific points (as noted on each question) and then totalled to arrive at that curler's score. The top scores in each category will be nominated for cards as outlined above.

·         Details of scoring procedures can be found on application form(s).

·         Mixed results may not be included except in the case of Wheelchair curling where all competitions are mixed.

·         Eligible events/rankings must fall between May 1, 2012-December 7, 2014

·         If nominated for an Ontario Card, Athlete must sign the Ontario Curling Council’s Athlete agreement

·         All rankings (except CTRS and OJCT) will be posted on the Ontario Curling Council’s website

 Training to Compete 2/Training to Win 1/Wheelchair Curling

May 1, 2012 – December 7, 2014

Description of Point Allocation
Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) as of May 1, 2014
·         The OCC will recognize competitive events and dates registered through the CTRS system
CTRS ÷ 4 = point value
OCA:  A or B winner of zone
OCA:  A or B winner of Regions/Challenge Round
NOCA Qualify for Provincial Championships
OCA or NOCA – Win Provincial Championship
Silver or Bronze at Canadian Championships
Win Gold at Canadian Championships
Medallist at World Championship
Winner of a City or Area League/Competition (Year long, end of season result)
Competed with a University or College Team
Ontario College Provincial Finalist (2nd, 3rd & 4th)
Ontario College Provincial Winner
Canadian College Championship Silver or Bronze Winner
Canadian College Championship Gold Winner
Ontario University Provincial Finalist (Silver, Bronze, 4th)
Ontario University Provincial Winner (Gold)
Canadian University Championship Silver or Bronze Winner
Canadian University Championship Gold Winner
World University Championship Gold Winner
Junior Rankings – Select the highest of the following:
OJCT Ranking
1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points, 3rd place = 8 points, 4th place = 7 points, 5th place = 6 points, 6th place = 5 points, 7th place = 4 points, 8th place = 3 points, 9th place = 2 points, 10th place = 1 point
NOCA Ranking
OCA Ranking

See chart
Canada Winter Games – Medallist – Gold, Silver, Bronze
U18 Optimist International Curling Team
U18 Optimist International Gold Medal winner
OFSSA Regional Winner
OFSSA Semi-Finalist – Silver, Bronze or 4th Place
OFSSA Provincial Champion (Gold)
Gore OCA Provincial Winner
Wheelchair Curling Ranking System
OCCTRS Ranking
1st place = 5 points, 2nd place = 4 points, 3rd place = 3 points, 4th place = 2 points, 5th place = 1 points
NOCA Ranking
OCA Ranking

See Chart
Skill Awards – Wheelchair Only
Bronze Bar Challenge– 1 point, Silver Medallion Challenge – 2 points, Gold Star Challenge – 3 points
Ontario Winter Games – Wheelchair Only
Gold, Silver, Bronze Medallist

Alternates: Ontario Curling Council will also nominate alternates to those athletes nominated for Ontario Card status.  Alternates will be those athletes who are ranked directly behind those athletes nominated for the allotment of Ontario Cards in a particular category/discipline.  The names of alternates will be published along with the names of nominated athletes.  If an athlete drops out or is removed from the OAAP an alternate will be substituted into that athlete’s position, provided that:

  • Alternate is substituted within 2014-2015 fiscal year;
  • An alternate is available from the same category/discipline/card level (Full/Half);
  • Funding for athlete being substituted is still available within fiscal year (e.g. full funding for card has not already been paid out to athlete no longer in program).
Breaking a Tie: 

·         If there is a tie in the final score between 2 athletes, the selection committee will break the tie by comparing the total number of points gained and added together from five categories, namely

1.     National Coaching Certification Program Training (any discipline) – no time restriction i.e. Training may be counted if outside of the May 1, 2012 – December 7, 2014 time period

2.     Camp Experience (See application form for applicable camps)

3.     Camp Instruction (See application form for applicable camps)

4.     Scholarships/Awards (ex. ”For the Love of Curling” scholarships)

5.     Volunteer work in the sport - The points awarded will not count towards the curlers final point count but will be used to break any ties should they occur.

The Ontario Curling Council has no criteria for ranking an athlete who is unable to meet these requirements as detailed above due to illness, injury or pregnancy.

To Apply:

All required information must be submitted no later than December 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST.

Applications may be mailed, couriered, faxed or emailed. 

Submit to:

Tom Ward,

Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program, Ontario Curling Council

1400 Bayly Street, Office Mall 2, Unit 2B, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3R2

Phone: (905)-831-3699  Fax:  (905)-831-1083

An email will be sent by noon on December 10, 2014 confirming receipt.  It is the athlete’s responsibility to contact the Ontario Curling Council if this email is not received to be certain that the application has been successfully received by the deadline date. 

Applications that are sent directly to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport rather than to Ontario Curling Council will not be considered valid or to have been received by the Ontario Curling Council deadline. 

The Ontario Curling Council – Athlete Agreement will only come into effect if an athlete is selected and accepts carding status through the OAAP program.  Athletes who fail to return a signed Athlete Agreement by the deadline date will not be carded. The Athlete Agreement, requiring athletes to train and compete on behalf of Ontario, shall be in effect for one year from the date of the Ministry’s Approval Letter to the athlete.  An athlete who chooses to withdraw prematurely, or violates the Athlete Agreement, will be required to return the Quest for Gold funds, as detailed in the Athlete Handbook.

 Ontario Curling Council will publish or make known a draft list of athletes nominated for Ontario Card status by no later than January 14, 2015.

 In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between the MTCS eligibility requirements detailed in the MTCS binder provided to PSO/MSOs and duplicated in the Athlete Handbook provided to each nominated athlete and the eligibility requirements listed in the PSO/MSO Athlete Selection Criteria Document prepared by the PSO/MSO, the MTCS Binder/Athlete Handbook shall prevail.

Athletes who have not been nominated for an Ontario Card by the Ontario Curing Council Selection Committee or who have been nominated for a ‘Half Card’ versus a ‘Full Card’, where applicable will be allowed to appeal that decision by filing a “Notice of Appeal” with MTCS. Appeals will be heard by an Appeals Committee comprised of representatives from the sport community, selected by the MTCS.

Grounds for appeals will be limited strictly to issues related to:

A)  Whether or not the Selection Committee has completed the selection process in accordance with its

      own published selection criteria and related procedures;

B)  Whether or not the Selection Committee applied the selection criteria in a manner that was free from 

      bias, discrimination and/or conflict of interest. 

Issues related to the specific content or selection requirements contained in the Ontario Curling Council Selection Criteria are not grounds for an appeal and should therefore be discussed directly with the leadership of Ontario Curling Council.

Please note that before an athlete can file a Notice of Appeal, he or she must first ask Ontario Curling Council for reasons explaining why he or she was not nominated for an Ontario Card.  

If the athlete is not satisfied with the Ontario Curling Council response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found below.  A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MTCS-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries) through email, regular post, registered mail, courier or delivered in person.  One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes.  The Notice of Appeal must be received by MTCS by noon on the deadline day.  Appeals that are delivered personally or by courier shall be deemed to be received on the date of delivery. 

Once MTCS has received the Notice of Appeal, it will share it with Ontario Curling Council, who will then submit a “Response” with MTCS by a specified deadline.  The Response will outline why Ontario Curling Council believes that the Selection Committee’s decision not to nominate the athlete should be upheld by the Appeals Committee.  MTCS will share the Ontario Curling Council Response with the athlete.  

If, after receiving the Ontario Curling Council Response, the athlete believes that Ontario Curling Council has raised new or additional reasons to justify the Selection Committee’s decision not to nominate the athlete for an Ontario Card, then the athlete will have an opportunity to file a “Reply” with MTCS, responding to these additional reasons.  The Reply must be limited to these additional reasons and cannot be used to make submissions already raised in the Notice of Appeal, or that the athlete neglected to include in the Notice of Appeal.  The Reply will only be accepted on the MTCS-provided template. 

 Once MTCS receives the Notice of Appeal, the Response, and the Reply (if applicable), it will provide those materials to the Appeals Committee.  The Appeals Committee will discuss all appeals at once.   During its review of the appeals, the Appeals Committee reserves the right to request additional information from both the athlete and Ontario Curling Council.

 After reviewing an appeal the Appeals Committee will have the authority to:

  1. Direct Ontario Curling Council to redo the selection process using the correct criteria/process and submit a new list of nominated athletes;
  2. Deny the appeal; or
  3. Allow the appeal and nominate the appellant for carding status. 
Once the Appeals Committee has reached its decision, it will contact the athlete and Ontario Curling Council in writing to communicate its decision and the reasons therefore. 

An athlete who has had his or her appeal denied is not permitted to submit a second appeal to the Appeals Committee on the same or different grounds. 

 Note:  Ontario Curling Council is encouraged to resolve disputes or disagreements informally with athletes who have not been nominated to avoid, wherever possible, formal appeals.

The deadline for athletes to submit an “Athlete’s Notice of Appeal” to the Appeals Committee is January 26, 2015

Appeals must be completed on the Notice of Appeal template below and will be directed to:

Quest for Gold Appeals Committee

c/o Sport, Recreation and Community Programs Division

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Suite 2302, 777 Bay Street

Toronto, Ontario  M7A 1S5

2014-2015 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
Athlete’s Notice of Appeal Template

The deadline for an athlete to submit an appeal to the Appeals Committee is 12 noon on November 24, 2014 for Cycle 1 or 12 noon on January 26, 2015 for Cycle 2. Appeals will only be accepted on the MTCS-provided Notice of Appeal template.  Please refer to the appeals section of your PSO/MSO’s Athlete Selection Criteria document prior to completing this form.
Return form to:
Quest for Gold Appeals Committee
c/o Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Sport, Recreation and Community Programs Division
777 Bay Street, Suite 2302, Toronto ON  M7A 1S5
Fax: 416-314-7458     Email: Scott.Cooper@ontario.ca

 Full Name 

Address                                                                                               City

Postal Code                                        Phone                                      Email

Sport / PSO           


Reason for Appeal (Check all that apply):  

Whether or not the PSO/MSO has completed the selection process in accordance with its own published selection criteria and related procedures;

Whether or not the PSO/MSO applied the section criteria in a manner that was free from bias, discrimination and/or conflict of interest.  

Provide a two-line summary of the reason for the appeal: 


In the space below, (continue on to next page as needed) provide the reasons communicated to you by your PSO/MSO as to why you were not nominated for an Ontario Card.  (Note: If your PSO/MSO did not provide you with any reasons, please make a request to your PSO/MSO to see these reasons before completing this Appeal Template.)










In the space below (continue on to next page as needed), provide a detailed account of the situation to allow the Appeals Committee to understand the basis of the appeal (please submit additional pages/supporting documentation as necessary): 

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