Athlete Participation Fund






As part of the Lotteries Yukon 40th anniversary celebrations, the Yukon Lottery Commission made a one-time contribution of $100,000 to Sport Yukon to assist low-income families. Funding for the Athlete Participation Fund is through this one-time contribution.

The Athlete Participation Fund is a time-limited fund designed to support Yukon families with:

  • Participant costs for Territorial Sport Organization representative team or representative individual travel within and outside the Yukon
  • Team Yukon participation fees for Canada Summer/Winter Games, North American Indigenous Games, Western Canada Summer Games, or Arctic Winter Games
  • Youth athletes from Yukon communities travelling to Whitehorse for high performance training

A maximum of $500 per youth is available each fiscal year under the Athlete Participation Fund.


2021-2021 Application Form

Please submit your application to:
Sport Yukon
4061 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1
Fax: 867-667-4237

For more information please contact Sport Yukon at, or 668-4236.



Who is eligible to apply – Whitehorse and periphery communities

Funding is available for Yukon youth, aged 18 years and younger, whose family combined household net income is under:

  • $45,000 with 1 child
  • $52,000 with 2 children
  • $58,000 with 3 children
  • $64,000 with 4 or more children


Required Eligibility Documents:

  1. Revenue Canada 2020 Notice of Assessment or recent Social Assistance Budget Sheet


  1. Most recent Canada Child Benefit Statement (issued on July 20th of every year)


Who is eligible to apply – Community

Funding is available for Yukon youth, aged 18 years and younger.



  • Timelines – Applications for funding are recommended to be submitted  two weeks prior to travel. Applications submitted after the time of travel may not be considered.
  • Proof of the athlete’s participation (e.g., a photo of the scorecard with the athlete’s name on it) must be submitted along with all receipts within two weeks of return from travel. Insufficient proof of participation will disqualify this application.
  • Endorsement – Each application requires an endorsement from either the Chef de Mission (for NAIG, CSG, or AWG funding) or a representative with the sport organization with whom the athlete is training (for out-of-territory competition funding). The endorser of the application must seek from the athlete, and disclose to Sport Yukon, any additional funding sources the athlete may receive in relation to the funding sought in this application. To determine eligibility, Sport Yukon may share the athlete’s name and funding request with other funding agencies.