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Mental health supports available and access to mental health practitioners who know sport. All Sport Canada carded athletes and non-carded senior national team athletes are eligible for up to $2500/year of mental health support.
* Subsidization available to AAP carded athletes & non-carded national team athletes
A resource to help athletes and their entourage proactively respond when their mental health is declining
A 2-hour workshop that provides athletes with tangible tools and strategies to support your mental health.
Mental health supports available and access mental health practitioners who know sport (up to $2500 of support / year)
A guide to assist coaches in assessing needs and gaps in the area of personal and team mental health
A 2-hour workshop that clarifies the role of coaches in maintaining and supporting their own and athletes' mental health.
Mental health supports available and access mental health practitioners who know sport (fee-for-service)
A guide to assist sport leaders in assessing organizational needs and gaps in the area of mental health
Abuse-Free Sport Helpline is a listening and referral service that aims to encourage people to speak openly and to validate their concerns regarding situations they feel are unacceptable. This service is free, anonymous, confidential and independent, offered in both official languages. You can reach them by phone, text or email.
For more information:Go to the Abuse-Free Sport Helpline
High performance athletes who have been senior carded for at least three years may apply for Retirement Assistance to help them during their transition into retirement. Athletes can apply for a maximum of $5,000 and are only eligible within one year of their retirement.
Carded athletes who require the services of a child care provider to attend NSO-approved training or competitions may apply for Child Care Assistance for up to a maximum of $1,000 per carding cycle.
Carded athletes may be required to relocate from home to a NSO designated national training centre to pursue their high performance athletic career. Sport Canada offers relocation assistance support to assist in offsetting some of the relocation costs associated with relocating to and from a training centre. To apply for relocation support, athletes should submit their request to the National Sport Organization for approval.
For more information , athletes should refer to section 8.4 of this document:Sport Canada – Athlete Assistance Program
Athletes that have recently retired from sport might be eligible for continued access to their local Canadian Sport Institute. For more details, please talk to yourGame Plan Advisor