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Important Dates

  • Application Deadlines are the15th of each month
  • Annual reports due by March 1st each year

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Contact Information

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator
kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca


Support4Sport
- Coach Employment Program


Applicants are encouraged to read the eligibility information noted here and ensure they meet the criteria before beginning an application. 

The Support4Sport Allocation Committee reviews the applications at the end of each month. The deadline for submitting applications will be strictly adhered to. All applicants can confirm receipt of the application through the URL provided. All applicants will be notified by email within five business days of the allocation committee's decision(s). 

Who Is Eligible?

This provides funding for PSOs to support new investments in full-time coaching for their organizations. Through the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, some funding already exists for PSOs who meet national standards in this area. Individuals filling these positions will act as the provincial coaches and technical development leaders for their respective organizations.

Funding contributions for full time coaches of up to $35,000 will be available based on the criteria listed below. Full time coaches funded through this program will have a minimum base salary requirement of $45,000. PSOs are responsible for all costs including MERC (mandatory employee related costs such as CPP, EI and 4% vacation pay if applicable) above the $35,000 financial commitment from Support4Sport program.

Funding amount: $450,000

Funding criteria/evaluation:
Criteria for funding from this program will include the following:

1. PSOs sport development plan (participation and high-performance)
2. Fit of the plan within the Long-Term Athlete Development Model
3. Ability to coach/lead provincial team programs
4. Technical support for plan design and delivery
5. Qualifications of proposed coach
6. Historical athlete/team performance by the sport
7. Potential to produce national and international level athletes
8. Budget, including amount of PSO financial contribution to the position including contribution to benefits package, professional development and job related expenses.

More information can be found in the Coach Employment Program Memorandum of Understanding.

Evaluations of programs receiving funding for coach employment will be based on agreed upon measures of the plan and an examination of the criteria listed above.

Allocation process:
Fifteen full-time positions can be created. Funding commitments will be for three years, with the exception of the first allocations, which may be extended by up to six months. Decisions on allocations will be made by a Support4Sport review committee with representation from Sport Nova Scotia, the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, the Department of Health and Wellness, and one representative from the coaching community.

Application/allocation timeline:
Applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by the Support4Sport committee on a monthly basis, assuming there are available funds.

Reporting Process/Timeline:
100% of funds will be provided with successful acceptance of application. Annual reports are due by March 1st each year. Funding for the following year will not be provided until annual report from previous year is received. Reports must include:

1. Outline of program and key benefits to the sport.
2. Copy of coach assessment
3. Outline of other PSO support for coach
5. Outline of actual budget. 
Any organization receiving funding who does not submit a final report will be ineligible to receive funding from Support4Sport programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin McCoombs at Sport Nova Scotia at 902-425-5450, Ext. 372, or by e-mail at kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca.