Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund


In keeping with their commitment to amateur sport in Canada, Investors Group established an Amateur Athlete Bursary Fund for Canada’s top amateur athletes in 2000. 

Working in partnership with AthletesCAN, the Fund awards twenty bursaries of $5,000 to Canadian amateur athletes each year. The bursary selection committee is made up of active and retired national team athletes and officials from AthletesCAN. 

To date, Investors Group has provided over one million dollars in bursary funding to support our country's most promising high performance athletes. 


This bursary fund is open to any active senior national team athlete who:

  • Is deemed eligible and in good standing by the appropriate National Sport Federation representing the sport. This includes Olympic, Paralympic, Pan/Parapan American, Commonwealth, and national team athletes competing at the senior World Championship level.
  • Is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant permanently residing in Canada.
  • Is committed to training and competing for Canada in the upcoming year as a member of the senior national team.
  • Has a gross income, from all sources in the preceding year of less than $50,000. Athletes with an income greater than $50,000 annually, who demonstrate financial need may also be eligible.
  • This bursary is available twice to each athlete during their athletic career.
  • **NCAA athletes should check with their school's NCAA Bylaw Compliance Officer to confirm if they are eligible

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be comprised of nine members including the President of AthletesCAN or a representative of the AthletesCAN board, as well as active and retired National Team athletes.

Application Process

Athletes must complete a Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Application form for activities in the 2009 calendar year and submit the original copy by mail to the AthletesCAN office by January 31, 2011. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.

The following must be included with the completed application form:

  • A one page letter outlining community involvement (written by applicant)
  • A one page personal letter outlining applicants life goals after athletic career; approach to sport; goals for the future and what the bursary will be used for and its impact (written by applicant)
  • One letter of reference from an organization for which you have been an active volunteer during the past twelve months outlining the nature of your involvement and the time commitment required.

Selection Process

AthletesCAN will receive and administer all applications for the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund. A short list of applications will be provided to the selection committee, who will determine the final twenty recipients based upon, but not solely limited to, the following criteria. The percentage of value is listed in parentheses after the criteria:

  • Athletic Achievement (40%)
  • Financial Need (30%)
  • Community Involvement (30%)

* Maximum one male and one female from both able bodied and disabled senior national teams in each sport will be selected for the top 20 bursary recipients. This does not preclude more than one athlete of either gender from applying. 

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