Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

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The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is pleased to administer the Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (QFG-OAAP) for curling athletes on behalf of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport (MTCS).  Quest for Gold’s overarching goal is to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.  Athletes are to be trending towards National Team Program “calibre” within the next 1-3 years.  The program supports Ontario’s amateur athletes through direct financial assistance, enhanced coaching and enhanced training and competitive opportunities.

Program Update April 1, 2019

QFG 2018-19 Athlete Announcement – Final

2018-2019 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program

Quest for Gold Criteria:  Curling QFG 2018-19 Selection Criteria

Application Deadline: This program is now closed.


All applications are being accepted online only.  Application attachments are to be uploaded within the application.  If you do not finish the application in one sitting, you cannot access the application again – you’ll need to start again and re-submit.  Refer to the Curling QFG 2018-19 Selection Criteria to ensure you have all documentation and attachments required to complete the application.  

Select the appropriate application below:

Residency and Canada Card Exceptions Deadline:   February 1, 2019 at 9:00 am EST

  • If you are requesting Residency or Canada Card Exceptions – all supporting documentation must be filed with Jennifer Ferris by email ( before the February 1, 2019 at 9:00 am EST deadline.  It is the responsibility of the athlete to file the appropriate Exceptions, Ontario Curling Council is not responsible for determining if an athlete needs to file an Exception.  Failure to file Residency or Canada Card Exceptions by the deadline will result in the applicant being ineligible to be nominated.

Attachment Forms and Resources:

Coach Acknowledgment Form 

2018-2019 CTRS Rankings can be found here.

2017-2018 CTRS Rankings can be found here.

December 26, 2018 CMDRS can be found here.

2017-2018 CMDRS can be found here.

Tiebreakers – Ties will be broken using Skill based Testing  conducted by an OCC assessor.  Ties must be broken between February 8-10, 2019.  If tiebreakers are required, affected athletes will be notified as soon as possible to determine a mutually agreeably date and location for skill based testing.

Sample Resources:

Draft Nominations will be Announced – February 15, 2019

Questions about the program? Please contact Jennifer Ferris, Manager – Programs and Operations at or 289-527-0352.

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