Taekwondo Canada

High Performance

Athlete Assistance Program

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, will be working on new criteria for 2021 AAP carding cycle.
At this time, it’s too early to provide any details on what these new criteria might be. New criteria will be communicated as soon as possible to allow athletes enough time to prepare. 
Don’t hesitate to contact gthibault@taekwondo-canada.com if you have any questions or concerns

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 selection criteria Taekwondo 2021 AAP Carding Criteria.  To access the document, please click below.

(February 7, 2020)


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, enabling 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. AAP support is referred to as Carding.
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. The list of approved athletes can be seen here:

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

For more information, see the AAP Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines or contact aap@pch.gc.ca.

(January 16, 2020)

File Title File Description Download
Taekwondo Canada 2021 Carding Criteria Published: Feb 7, 2020 pdf (387 KB)
Taekwondo Canada 2020 AAP Nomination Published: January 16, 2020 pdf (168 KB)
Athlete Assistance Program Carding Criteria for 2020 Nominations Publish: Feb 26, 2019 pdf (504 KB)
Taekwondo Canada 2017 Carding Criteria Published: June 1, 2016 pdf (304 KB)
2019 Taekwondo Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) Carded List Published: Feb 12, 2019 pdf (372 KB)
2019 Taekwondo Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) Nominations Published: Jan 30, 2019 pdf (378 KB)
Taekwondo Canada 2019 Carding Criteria Amended Amended: May 10, 2018 pdf (388 KB)
Taekwondo Canada 2018 Carding Criteria Published: June 16, 2017 pdf (1 MB)

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