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Sport for All

Sport for All

The Community Sport for All Initiative (CSAI) component of the Sport Support Program seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates for underrepresented groups.

Community Sport for All - Newcomers

Project Overview

The project is made possible through a Community Sport for All grant from Sport Canada. The grant provides funding, resources and leadership development to newcomers, immigrants, permanent residents, and refugees across Canada. The funding will be allocated to communities to obtain equipment, program delivery support, obtain training or learn from experienced coaches. The communities may access support for volleyball programming in three age categories: 6-9 years old, 10-12 years old, and 13-18 years old.

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Grant Application

Volleyball Canada has received a Community Sport for All grant from Sport Canada. The grant provides funding, resources and leadership development to organizations supporting newcomers, immigrants, permanent residents, and refugees across Canada. 

The funding (up to $20,000 per selected organization) will be allocated to communities for the purposes of purchasing volleyball equipment, program delivery support, venue rentals, coach education, and leadership development. 

The selected communities may access support for volleyball programming held between April-June 2023, in three age categories: 6-9 years old, 10-12 years old, and 13-18 years old.

We are seeking expressions of interest from cultural and grassroots organizations wanting to provide positive, fun, and safe volleyball programming for families and youth.

The Selection Committee will evaluate the submissions at the due date. Until the due date, you may email submissions, modifications, and withdrawals. We will not consider submissions, modifications or withdrawals submitted after the due date and time unless approved by the project manager. Please note that all times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

TIMELINES:  Here are the timelines relating to the submission process (due dates are before 5:00pm PST):

Call for submissions                                            March 1, 2023
Application inquiries until                                    March 17, 2023      
Responses to inquiries provided by                      March 20, 2023  
Electronic submission due                                   March 24, 2023
Committee consultation                                      March 28-31, 2023
Notification of next steps                                    April 3-6, 2023

If you have questions regarding the expression of interest, please email the project coordinator identified below to schedule a virtual meeting before March 20, 2023.

For all inquiries, please contact:

Chrissy Benz (she/her/elle)
Project Coordinator

Communication is available in English/Spanish/French.


Budget Template

Budget Template - you may wish to use this budget template to calculate your anticipated program costs.

Download HERE

A detailed program budget will be required if selected for the funding.

Community Sport for All - Indigenous Communities in Quebec

Project Overview

Volleyball Canada’s "Community Sport for All" grant from Sport Canada is helping facilitate volleyball programs in 19 Indigenous communities in Quebec, including in Nunavik. Communities include Akwesasne, Chisasibi, Inukjuak, Kangirsuk, Kawawachikamach, Kuujjuaq, La Romaine, Listuguj, Mingan, Mistissini, Natashquan, Odanak, Pakuashipi, Puvirnituq, Uashat Maliotenam, Salluit, Timiskaming, and Winneway.

The funding is being allocated to communities to receive equipment, coach training and support for their youth volleyball programs.

The project will help remote communities that lack infrastructure and trained coaches to be able to provide safe, fun and engaging volleyball experiences for young athletes. It will also assist in the pandemic recovery process by bringing back organized sport programs to the communities.

To deliver the services, Volleyball Canada (VC) has partnered with Quebec RCMP Indigenous Liaison Officers and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) to support programming in the Indigenous communities. VC aims to train 150 coaches who will then reach approximately 1500 young athletes through this project.

Core Activities:

1. Work with Indigenous liaison partners to establish connections with communities, promote programs and select final communities.

2. Develop and translate community resource guides and supporting materials. 

3. Disburse funding to communities to 1) conduct coach/leader training, 2) deliver equipment, and 3) support the delivery of Indigenous-led quality volleyball programs for 8 to 12-year-olds and 13 to 18-year-olds.

For those interested in supporting this initiative in other regions in Canada please contact 

Sport for All - Quebec

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