Grant Name: 2022-2023 Call for Concepts for the Innovation Initiative





March 4, 2022


Sport Canada is looking for organizations that are interested in testing new ways of working in sport, are committed to monitoring and measuring results, have an interest in collaborating with researchers and evaluators, and are willing to share the stories nationwide to improve sport participation experiences for Canadians.

The Innovation Initiative of the Sport Support Program enables the testing of innovative quality sport approaches, the trial of new programs, strategies, and technologies in order to develop evidence-based solutions that can be shared nationwide.


To be eligible for funding, the organization must:

  • be a federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization.
  • have independently audited (if available) and board-approved financial statements for the past fiscal year.
Eligible projects

The SSP – Innovation Initiative seeks to support pilot projects with either a sport participation or sport for social development outcome. The sport activities employed in the pilot project must be consistent with the principles of quality sport. Eligible projects will pilot:

  • a new sport program.
  • a new sport for social development program.
  • an existing sport program for a new population or purpose; or
  • an adaptation of an existing sport program in order to align it with the principles of quality sport.

How to Apply?

Step 1: Read the Call for Concepts

Get details on submitting a pilot project concept including eligible projects and how to apply.

Step 2: Contact us

After reading the Call for Concepts, and prior to submitting your concept, contact the Sport Canada Innovation Team by email to discuss your idea.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

Department of Canadian Heritage
Innovation Unit, Sport Canada
15 Eddy Street, 16th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5



1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)


1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

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