ATHLETE Assistance Program (AAP)
Changes to come on the published (Feb. 7th) 2021 AAP carding criteria:
- Considering the actual situations related to the coronavirus pandemic and that many WT events have already been cancelled (including some used for our 2021 AAP criteria), Taekwondo Canada, in close collaboration with Sport Canada, created a new criteria for 2021 AAP carding cycle: 2021 Athlete Assistance Program (Amendment of current Carding Criteria for 2021 Nominations)
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2021 Taekwondo AAP Carding Criteria
Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) provides financial assistance to Canadian high-performance athletes to improve Canadian performances at major international sporting events. Taekwondo Canada has established criteria to guide the process of nominating athletes for this support.
Below you will find the complete Taekwondo 2021 AAP Carding Criteria. To access the document, please reference Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) Carding Criteria for 2020 Nominations or Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) Carding Criteria for 2021 Nominations.
2020 Taekwondo Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) – Carded List
The Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) is a sport funding program that contributes to the pursuit of excellence through its contribution to improved Canadian athlete performances at major international sporting events. This program enables athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances.
Athletes who are approved for funding and are financially supported through the AAP are referred to as Carded Athletes. As stated in the Sport Canada AAP Policies and Procedures, “NSOs may nominate Eligible Athletes for senior or development cards according to their published NSO approved AAP compliant carding criteria up to the maximum of the monetary value of the senior card quota”. Taekwondo Canada has received a quota of five cards with a total monetary value of $105,900.
Review of nominated athletes and final approval of the athletes are validated by Sport Canada and are in accordance with Sport Canada AAP Policies and Procedures.
Sport Canada and Taekwondo Canada list of approved athletes for AAP funding:
- Skylar Park – S1
- Yvette Yong – SR
- Ashley Kraayeveld – SR
- Melissa Pagnotta – SR
- Marc-Andre Bergeron – SR