ATHLETE Assistance Program (AAP)

2022 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.

2021 Taekwondo AAP Carding Criteria

2021 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, “National Sport Organizations (NSO) 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 2021 but due to the pandemic, Sport Canada has accepted to add a 6th one (only for this year). Our quota for 2022 will remain 5 cards total.

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 – SR2
  • Yvette Yong – SR 
  • Ashley Kraayeveld – SR 
  • Melissa Pagnotta – SR
  • Marc-Andre Bergeron – SR
  • Anthony Cappello — SR2
  • Jordan Stewart — D

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