The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced $1 million in matched funding from the Government of Canada to the $1 million raised by Own the Podium from donors including Canadian Tire, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, MITACS, the Institut national du sport du Quebec (INS), and private-sector partners of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
The Government of Canada also committed to matching any funds raised by Own the Podium, up to $1 million per year over the subsequent two years. This overall funding of up to $6 million will be directed toward Innovations 4 Gold, an initiative to develop research and innovation projects focused on Canadian success in Olympic and Paralympic sports.
“In light of this announcement, this is an extremely exciting time for applied sport science and medicine research in Canada. With this funding we can direct more attention to answering key performance affecting questions in our targeted sports and athletes, with the goal being able to improve performance and podium potential.”
- Dr. Heather Sprenger, Lead, Sport Physiologist at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario