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As Team Canada Olympians, we all have different stories and different journeys. The potential in our legacies, however, is very much the same. With this comes the opportunity to create positive change. It is an inspiring mission to share and an important responsibility to uphold.

The 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant can help you do just that.

This program is designed to advance the Olympic Movement by providing financial assistance to Team Canada Olympians leading impactful projects that aim to build stronger communities through the principles and values of Olympism.

It’s an opportunity to make a difference.


NEW! COC and lululemon join forces for the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant

We are thrilled to partner with lululemon, Official Outfitter of Team Canada, on the 2021 edition of the OLY Canada Legacy Grants. Team Canada and lululemon share a purpose to inspire, unite and transform the world through sport. This year’s grant is an extension of that purpose and will help Olympians to continue to positively impact their communities.

With the support of lululemon and the COC, each of the 10 selected projects in 2021 will receive a grant of $10,000 – double the amount of past program editions. All OLY Canada Legacy Grant recipients from 2019-2021 and eligible 2021 applicants will also be offered an opportunity to participate in a virtual wellbeing experience and receive Team Canada product from lululemon.*

*Details and conditions of such collaboration, offerings and virtual wellbeing experiences will be communicated separately to eligible applicants and recipients in December 2021.


APPLICATION

Eligible applicants can submit a maximum of one (1) project for this 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant Program edition. Each eligible project must be submitted to the COC using the application form. No other form of application will be accepted. All sections of the Application form must be complete and applicants must agree to the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant Program Terms and Conditions to be valid. 

The receipt of the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant is conditional on selected applicant entering a 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant Recipient Agreement. All applications must be submitted to the COC using the APPLICATION FORM by no later than Sunday, November 28, 2021, by 23:59 Eastern Time.


GRANT CATEGORIES

Another exciting update this year – we have created three grant categories to help empower more Olympians to leave a lasting impact on their communities:

  • Service to BIPOC Communities: A project that provides support toward BIPOC communities by leveraging sport.
  • Service to Society through Sport: A project with a strong sport impact plan that supports one or more of the following themes: Olympic Values, youth, education, gender equity, climate action & ecosystem protection, Covid recovery, health, safe sport, and overall sport inclusion.
  • Career Transition Grant: A project supporting your career transition from sport (open to active Olympians planning their future transition out of competition), preferably towards a new initiative (i.e. in the development phase).

*The description of each category is included in the section CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS below.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 10, 2021 – Program Launch   
  • November 28, 2021 – Program Application closes
  • December 2021: Review of eligible applications and selection of 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant recipients
  • December 2021: Announcement of 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant recipients

*subject to change


2021 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

To apply for the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant, Team Canada Legacy Olympians and active Olympians applicant(s) must:

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

To be eligible for the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant, project submitted by eligible applicants must:


CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

  • Service to BIPOC Communities Grant
  • Service to Society through Sport Grant
  • Career Transition Grant

1. Service to BIPOC Communities Grant

  • Category opened for Legacy Olympian Applicants (retired from competition)
  • Preference will be toward projects in their implementation phase creating immediate impact; new initiatives will also be considered
  • Project with a strong plan to provide support toward BIPOC communities leveraging sport and identifying:
    • BIPOC groups/communities they do work with and/or identify with
    • Age group supported
    • Collaboration with any BIPOC stakeholders/community partners 
    • Driving force of the project
  • Project with a strong financial plan that describes the intended use of the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant

2. Service to Society through Sport Grant

  • Category opened for Legacy Olympian Applicants (retired from competition)
  • Preference will be toward projects in their implementation phase creating immediate impact; new initiatives will also be considered
  • Project with a strong sport impact plan that support one or more of the following themes:
    • Olympic values
    • Youth 
    • Education
    • Gender Equity
    • Climate Action & Ecosystem protection
    • Covid Recovery
    • Health
    • Safe sport
    • Overall sport inclusion
  • Project with a strong financial plan that describes the intended use of the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant

3. Career Transition Grant

  • Category opened to active Olympians planning their future transition out of competition
  • Preferences will be toward new initiatives (i.e. in their development phase); projects in their operational phase will also be considered.
  • Project supporting applicant career transition from sport
  • Project with a strong sport impact plan that supports one or more of the following themes:
    • Olympic values
    • Youth 
    • Education
    • Gender Equity
    • Climate Action & Ecosystem protection
    • Covid Recovery
    • Health
    • Safe sport
    • Overall sport inclusion 
  • Project with a strong financial plan that describes the intended use of the 2021 OLY Canada Legacy Grant

All applications must be submitted to the COC using the APPLICATION FORM by no later than Sunday, November 28, 2021, by 23:59 Eastern Time.

If you have any questions regarding this program, you can always contact the Athlete Marketing & Olympian Legacy Team at oly@olympic.ca. To learn more about the 2020 OLY Canada Legacy Grant Recipients, click here

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