ATHLETE & COACH PROGRAMS, SERVICES, & DEVELOPMENT
Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre in Burnaby, B.C. The facility is home to a purpose-built, state-of-the-art human performance lab featuring applied biomechanics and exercise physiology testing. These tests can assist and support in injury prevention and management, in addition to optimizing performance by measuring and bettering understand variables which cannot be seen or assessed, clinically. BCA members receive the following discounts at the Fortius Lab:
- 25% off Standard or Prolonged 3DRun or 3DWalk Analysis
- 20% off V02 Max Analysis
- 20% off V02 Max with Lactate Threshold Analysis
- 20% off of Body Composition Testing (basic)
- 20% off of Body Composition Testing (advanced)
To learn more about these tests and the Fortius Lab, visit www.fortiussport.com/lab.
Title: BC Throws Summit
Date: October 21 & 22, 2017
Locaton: Fortius Sport & Health, Burnaby, BC
Title: Session 2: Sport Life Balance In-Person Workshop
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, Room #1055
Title: College Choice: Navigating the Decision-Making Process
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 6:30-8:00pm
Locaton: In-person, Burnaby; Online, Via Facebook Live
Title: Women's Run Retreat
Date: Nov 10 - 12, 2017
Locaton: Osoyoos, BC
Title: Injury Prevention & Performance Pearls
Date: Nov 16, 2017; 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Locaton: Fortius Sport & Health, Burnaby, BC
BC Athletics High Performance System
BC Athletics, working with personal coaches and member clubs, leads the development of High Performance athletes in the sport of Athletics in British Columbia. Together with our funding partners (government, national/provincial organizations, corporations and foundations) BC Athletics provides support for athletes and coaches with the goal of strong representation and podium performances at National championships, advancing more BC athletes to National Teams and Podium Performances at International competition.
BC Athletics Defines High Performance as:
The development of athletes along the Athletics Long Team Athlete Development and Performance Pathway leading to sustainable and improved performances at Provincial, National and International levels of competition.
Sustainable and improved performance is measured through:
- Results and placing at Provincial, National and International Competitions
- Podium Performances at Provincial, National and International Competitions
- Rankings - Provincial, National and World
Lead by BC Athletics, the BC Athletics High Performance program is supported through partnerships with Athletics Canada, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, PacificSport Regional Centres, viaSport, TeamBC, The Government of British Columbia, Dominion Command RCL, BC/YK Command RCL, Business Partners (sponsors) and Foundations.
The BC Athletics High Performance System aims to assist athletes through targeted programs, access to performance enhancement services, facilities and competition development. For personal coaches through Coaching Education, Professional Development, Grants to assist in attending Canadian and International High Performance Coaching Conferences, Provincial Team Coaching appointments and supporting National Team Coaching applications.
- Athlete Assistance Program
- Integrative Performance System
- Athlete and Personal Coach Camps/Conferences – Provincial and Regional
- Athlete and Personal Coach Camps/Conferences – National through Athletics Canada
- BC Team Program
- Canadian Track & Field Championships
- Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
- Canadian Youth Legion Track & Field Championships
- Canada Summer Games
- Canadian Cross Country Championships – Youth to Senior
- Canadian 5k Road Race Championships
- Canadian 10k Road Race Championships
- Canadian Half Marathon Championships
- Canadian Marathon Championships
- BC Endurance Project – high performance targeted athlete group – (3000m), 5000m, 10,0000m, Half Marathon, Marathon – Goal of National and International Podium Performances.
- Annual International Track & Field Competitions – Harry Jerome Int’l Track Classic and Victoria Int’l Track Classic – financially supported by BC Athletics
- Canadian Championships – supporting bids from BC Cities/Clubs/Organizations for the hosting of Canadian Championships.
The BC Athletics High Performance System aims to assist coaches through targeted support and effective coaching programs.
- Targeted Coach Support - Provincial Coach
- Targeted Coach Support - Regional Coach
- Coaching Education
- Coaching Professional Development – Regional
- Provincial Coaching Conference
- Canadian and International High Performance Coaching Conferences – BC Athletics sponsored Registration and Travel Grants for qualifying coaches
BC Athlete Assistance Program (Financial)
The BC Athlete Assistant Program (BC AAP) is an athlete-centered program of financial assistance funded by the Province of British Columbia through the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural Development, and administered through the BC Sport Agency. The program seeks to recognize high performance athletes who are participating in programs offered through BC Athletics (PSO) or post-secondary insttitutions and competing in recognized national or international competitions to relieve some of the pressures associated with training and competition needs. BC Athletics is charged with selection of said athletes.
- 2017/18 BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support Information (Standards & Selection Criteria) (Posted April 12, 2017)
- 2017/18 ONLINE APPLICATION
- 2016-17 BC Athletics High Performance Targeted Athlete List (Posted Friday, February 10, 2017)
Enhanced Excellence Program (Services - IPS)
The Canadian Sport Institute, through a partnership with the Province of BC and ViaSport, the network of PacificSport Centres, and BC Athletics collaborates to deliver programs and services to place BC Athletes on National Teams, and ensure athletes and coaches have every advantage to win medals for Canada. The partners work jointly to encourage sport excellence and increase podium performances in communities throughout British Columbia. More information can be found on the Canadian Sport Institute Website.
- BC Athletics and CSI Nomination Criteria for Targeted Athletes & Personal Coaches (Posted April, 21, 2017)
- 2017/18 ONLINE APPLICATION
For any questions, please contact the Technical Manager of Track & Field - Chris Winter - email@example.com
Application for AAP & IPS Support
BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support
Athletes wishing to be considered for Athlete Support through either the BC Athlete Assistance Program and/or the BC Enhanced Excellence Program (IPS) must complete the application below. Athlete's may indicate whether they plan to apply for either or both programs. Please see below for important information.
- BC AAP is only be available for athletes 18 and older.
- BC Enhanced Excellence Program (IPS) is only be available for athletes 15 and older.
- The Application process for both the BC AAP and BC Enhanced Excellence Support (IPS) program is combined. All athletes must complete the application process which includes the submission of a Yearly Training Plan (YTP).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I apply? All eligible athletes can apply for athlete support by submitting the online application.
Am I eligible for High Performance Athlete Support? To find out if you are eligible for BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support, please consult the BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support Manual.
What is a Yearly Training Plan (YTP)? Please see this link for an outline what BC Athletics looks for in a YTP and a couple of examples that can be used.
What is the Application Deadline? All eligibile athletes must apply no later than Friday, November 10, 2017.
BC FERRIES SPORT EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
BC FERRIES SPORT EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
BC Ferries and ViaSport British Columbia recognize that travel is often a barrier to amateur sport teams as they seek competitive opportunities for their athletes.
To assist in removing this barrier, the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, has been developed to provide travel support to not-for-profit sport organizations. Through this exciting program, BC Ferries and viaSport British Columbia will assist with ferry travel costs for eligible athletes.
Eligible users of the passes are athletes (18 years or younger) for travel to selection camps, Provincial, Western Canadian, or National Championships.
Applications for ferry vouchers must be received at least 12 business days before first day of travel.
For complete details and application forms, please visit the ViaSport website
External Sport Credit Program
The External Sport Credit Program provides credits for athletes named to Provincial Teams, Canadian Teams, Targeted Talent ID Programs, Camps and other Provincial Sport Organization Talent ID Programs.
A full list of the sports and programs can be found at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/ext_credentials/athlete_programs.php
Athletes wishing to receive a letter from BC Athletics must provide the following information:
- Athlete's name
- The full name of the School he/she attends
- The full mailing address for the School
- The phone number for the School
- The full name of his/her counsellor
- The counsellor's email address
- BC Summer Games Zone Team(s) selected to and year
- BC Teams selected to and year
- Athlete's email address
- Parent's email address
With this information BC Athletics will write a letter to the school counsellor and provide a copy to the athlete and parent.
Please send your request to Brian McCalder
Harry Jerome Scholarship
The Harry Jerome Scholarship is named after the late great Harry Jerome. This scholarship is administered through BC Athletics and financed by the Vancouver Foundation. All eligible applicants must complete the application process. Application are due by 5:00 PM on the 3rd Friday of May, each year.
Athletes wishing to apply for the Harry Jerome Scholarship must:
- be residents of British Columbia;
- be matriculating students progressing to a full-time post-secondary education;
- have demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track & Field, Road Running or Cross Country (Athletics);
- demonstrate financial need;
- have attained an acceptable academic record; and
- have demonstrated qualities of character and leadership.
- Submit a brief biographical letter noting family background, educational history and plans, as well as career or vocational aspirations.
- Provide three (3) letter of reference, one from each of: The Principal, Track & Field Coach, and other appropriate sources.
- Submit a verified statement of marks or academic transcript.
- Complete and Submit the Harry Jerome Scholarship Application.
The award(s) will be announced by the time of the BC High School Track & Field Championships
The award will be paid to the student's account at his/her place of study upon confirmation of registration. The award will be applied first to fees and subsequently to other appropriate educational expenses.
Applications should be addressed to:
HARRY JEROME SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
c/o B.C. Athletics
2001B - 3713 Kensington Ave. Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
2017 Champions Fund
- Be aged 13 or older
- Be part of Canada’s female athletic community
- Request the grant for a purpose that directly benefits female sport participation
ATHLETE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Closed
The CAN Fund Athlete Application is NOW available ONLINE. Wherever you are currently training in the world you can now fill out and submit your application ONLINE via our website. If you prefer to submit your Athlete Application via mail this option is still available.
IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that every time you are submitting an online application that you also keep a soft copy of your answers on file. Before you begin the online application process we also recommend that you empty your internet browser cache and clear your internet history as this is the new form for 2017.
**Please make sure you are using a desktop or laptop. Do not use an iPad, tablet or smartphone for filling out your online application.**
Please read the following information in its entirety before proceeding to the ONLINE Athlete Application. The commonly asked Questions and Answers below share important Information, Instructions, and Tips to assist you with the ONLINE process.
ATHLETE APPLICATION ONLINE LINKS:
Click here to proceed to the ONLINE ENGLISH APPLICATION
Click here to proceed to the ONLINE FRENCH APPLICATION
ATHLETES WHO CAN APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from any active national team athlete who is training to represent Canada Internationally. Summer, Winter, Able-bodied and Paralympic athletes can apply. Please note that our first funding priority for this application is to support winter athletes training for 2018. Summer athletes training for 2020 and any junior level athletes will be considered only after the senior level winter athletes have been considered first and pending the total funds raised. You are still welcome to apply if you are a summer athlete or a junior athlete as applying is the only way you can ever be considered. However, please be aware that our first focus is to fund as many senior level winter athletes as possible from this application just as was the case with the summer athletes prior to Rio. Each approved athlete recipient receives direct funding of $6,000. There are 2 applications a year. Each application is a NEW application. If you have received the CAN Fund already this year you are still eligible to receive it again.
There are 2 applications a year.
Each application is a NEW application.
If you have received the CAN Fund already this year you are still eligible to receive it again.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE MY ONLINE APPLICATION:
The Online Application will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Please ensure that before you begin the application you have sufficient time to complete the application in its entirety. You will not be able to save your application and return to complete it at a later time. Your application must be completed in one session to submit successfully. All mandatory fields must be filled in so that you are able to proceed to the next page. A confirmation email will be sent once you have successfully submitted your application to the email address you provided in your application from firstname.lastname@example.org letting you know your application has been received.
WHAT INFORMATION/TOOLS DO I NEED TO COMPLETE MY APPLICATION:
Calculator for the financial section of the application.
Throughout this application, you will be asked a variety of questions including:
- Personal Contact Information
- Current Canadian and World Rankings
- Financial Information (A breakdown of income versus expenses for a typical year of training and competitions)
- Contact Information for 1 Reference (Someone who has known you for 5+ yrs and is not related to you). A Reference letter is not required at this time (Name, Title, Email, Phone Number)
- Contact information for your middle school and high school (Name, Contact Person, Email, Phone Number)
- An opportunity to explain to the selection committee why you are applying for funding and how you will use the funds if you are selected to be a CAN Fund Recipient (Up to 500 words)
- Athletes can refer people in their networks to CAN Fund who they think might be interested in getting more involved and learning more about CAN Fund. There is an opportunity on the application to refer up to 3 people or companies to CAN Fund (Name, Business Title, Company, Phone Number, Email)
- Please ensure you have all of the above information accessible prior to beginning your ONLINE Application.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS THE DEADLINE:
Do not wait until the last minute to submit your application. Athletes have been given sufficient time to complete their applications before the DEADLINE: Friday, September, 22, 2017 (5pm EST).
Application distribution channels include AthletesCAN, National Sport Organizations (NSO’s) and the Canadian Athletes Now Fund database.
Applications submitted once the deadline (Friday, September 22, 2017 5pm EST) has passed will be accepted but will be considered LATE. Late applications are still processed and reviewed but are only considered once those applications received prior to the deadline have been considered first. All applications submitted ONLINE included a date and time stamp upon successful submission.
CAN I STILL SUBMIT MY APPLICATION VIA MAIL:
If you prefer to submit your application via mail, this option will remain available. If you are located in Toronto and would like to hand deliver your application to our office, we would love to see you!
The Deadline to submit your application via mail or hand delivery is Friday, September 22, 2017 (5pm EST)
Canadian Athletes Now Fund
106 Berkeley Street
We ONLY accept applications via Online, Mail or Hand Delivery. We Do Not accept applications via Email or Fax.
HOW ARE FUNDS DISTRIBUTED TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS:
All Athlete Applications are reviewed by our Selection Committee subject to the criteria established by the Canadian Athletes Now Fund Board of Directors. This criteria includes, but is not limited to:
- The applicant’s current World and Canadian rankings
- The applicant’s financial summary
- Application content
- Full completion of the application
- Prior to the announcement of each successful applicant and the distribution of funds, all information provided by the applicants is confirmed with each National Sport Organization (NSO).
- Each successful athlete will be notified by phone prior to a posting of their name on the CAN Fund website www.MyCANFund.ca.
- The amount of funds distributed for each application is dependent on the amount of money raised through CAN Fund fundraisers, public donations, Corporate Canada, CAN Fund Alumni, CAN Fund Athlete Referrals, Foundations and other donors.
CAN I APPLY TO CAN FUND IF I AM ATTENDING AN NCAA SCHOOL:
If you are attending an NCAA school on a scholarship, please look at all your options when applying to the Canadian Athletes Now Fund. It is imperative that you determine your school’s stipulations in accepting outside (the school) funding. Be advised that each educational institution has its regulations and policies and it is YOUR responsibility to determine if the Canadian Athletes Now Fund meets their approval.
Thank you for considering applying to the Canadian Athletes Now Fund. We are working hard to provide direct financial support to as many of you as possible. We are here to help, so if you have any questions about your application please contact Athlete Relations at: AthleteRelations@CanadianAthletesNow.ca or Call 1-866- 937-2012 or 416-487- 4442.
BC Endurance Project
About the BC Endurance Project
The BC Endurance Project (BCEP) is a select group of high performance distance runners (5,000m to marathon) residing and training in the Vancouver area. The group is supported and funded by BC Athletics, the Canadian Sport Institute, viaSport, Corporate Sponsorship, and the Government of British Columbia.
The BC Endurance Project strives to develop distance runners (5000m to marathon) to achieve national and international performance standards. The specific goals of the project are to place as many members on BC and Canadian Championship podiums, on Canadian national teams, and to pursue podium performances at Olympic Games, World Championships, Multi-sport International Games, and other international competitions.
Richard Lee is the Head Coach of the BCEP. Richard is from Kincardine, ON and a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. While attending at Queen’s, Richard took on the role of personal coach to his future spouse Sue Lee (Born French). Under his guidance Sue qualified for both the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics where she set Canadian records in both her heats as well as in the Final (finishing 8th place) in the 10,000m.
This experience and focus has helped shape the current BCEP roster and since 2008, Richard’s focus has been on coaching post-collegiate athletes, helping them move to the next level of National Team and International Competition. There has been and continues to be great success and development in the group, highlighted by Olympians Dylan Wykes, Natasha Wodak, and Lucas Bruchet and Olympic Qualifier Rachel Cliff.
The main focus of the group is geared largely towards longer distance events - from the 10,000m to the marathon, but Richard’s interest and belief in diversity within a training group keeps the group well rounded from 1500m up through the marathon.
Over the past three years the BCEP has produced:
- Over 50 BC Championship podium finishes
- 28 Canadian Championship podium finishes (Achieved by 8 different athletes)
- 7 Canadian Champions (Achieved by 4 different Athletes)
- 22 National Team Members (Achieved by 9 different Athletes)
- 1 Canadian Record
- 3 Olympians
BC Endurance Project Athletes:
Birthplace: White Rock
High School: Elgin Park
University: University of British Columbia
- 1500M - 3:39.13
- 5,000M - 13:24.1
- 10,000M - 28:36.74
- 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (5,000M, 3rd)
- 2016 Olympian (5,000M, 37th)
- 2015 Pan Am Games (5,000M, 8th)
- 2013 World University Games Finalist (5,000M, 9th)
- 2013 Canadian XC Champion
- Sub-4 minute miler (3:57)
High School: York House
University: University of Guelph
Sponsors: Solo GI Nutrition
- 5,000M - 15:23.94
- 10,000M - 32:00.03
- Half Marathon - 1:12:07
- 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships (10,000m; 20th; 32:00.03)
- 2017 Canadian 10KM Road Champion
- 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon (8th Place - 1:12:07)
- 2015 World University Games Finalist (5,000M, 9th)
- 2013 World XC Championships Team Member (25th)
- 2013 Vancouver Sun Run Champion (2014)
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Birthplace: Innisfail, Alberta
High School: Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute
University: St. Lawrence College
Sponsors: Mizuno and Currexsole
- 5,000M - 14:07.16
- 5km (Road) - 14:48
- 10km - 30:13
- Half Marathon - 1:07:34
- Marathon - 2:21:40
- 3rd Canadian 10km Champs
Birthplace: Bowen Island
High School: US Grant & Bainbridge Island HS
University: University of British Columbia
- 5,000M - 14:14.76
- 10,000M - 30:15
- 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (5,000m; 10th)
- 2015 BC 8KM Road Champion
- 2014 Canadian Cross-Country Team Member
- 2014 BC 10KM Road Champion
- 2014 BC Timex Series Champion
High School: Kwantlen Park
University: University of British Columbia
- 1500M – 3:41.00
- 3000M Steeplechase – 8:48
- 5,000M – 14:25
- 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie (1500m; 15th)
- 2016 BC XC Champion
- 2016 BC Road 10KM Champion
- 2016 BC 1500M Champion
- 2014 NAIA 3000M Steeplechase Champion
- 2013 Canada Summer Games 3000M Steeplechase Bronze Medalist
Hometown: Port Coquitlam
High School: Terry Fox Secondary
University: University of British Columbia
- 1500M – 4:20.58
- 3000M – 9:46.31
- 5,000M – 16:25.63
- 2017 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships (1500m Champion)
- 2016 NAIA Track & Field National Championship 1,500m (Finalist)
- 2015 NAIA Cross Country All-American (24th)
- 2015 A.I.I. Individual and Team Conference Champion
- 2015 NAIA Track & Field National Championship 4x800m (Silver Medalist)
- 2014 NAIA Women’s Team Cross Country National Champion
Birthplace: Prince George
High School: PGSS
University: University of Victoria
Sponsors: Running Room, Rumble
- 1500M - 3:37.56
- 5,000M - 13:43
- 10,000M - 28:43
- 2017 Canadian 1/2 Marathon Championships (2nd)
- 2015 Vancouver Eastside 10KM Champion
- 2015 BC 5000M Champion
- 2011 World Track and Field Championship Semi-Finalist (1500M)
Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario
High School: Oakville Trafalgar High School
University: University of Guelph / University of Western Sydney Nepean
Sponsors: Oiselle, Nuun Hydration, Zensah Compression
- 5KM - 16:48
- 10KM - 33:52
- Half Marathon - 1:16:48
- Marathon - 2:42:35
- 2016 10KM National Masters Road Race Champion
- 2015 Pan Am Games (Marathon; 8th place)
- 2015 Eugene Marathon Champion
- 2015 1st Masters - Houston Marathon
- 2014 National Masters 5KM Road Race Champion
- Canadian Masters Record Holder for 3000M
- Canadian Masters Cross Country Champion (2011 & 2012)
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario
High School: Frontenac Secondary
University: Providence College
- 10,000M - 28:12.83
- Half Marathon - 1:02:14
- Marathon - 2:10:47
- 2017 Canadian 1/2 Marathon Championships (3rd)
- 2012 Olympian (Marathon, 20th)
- 3rd Fastest Canadian All-Time In Marathon (2:10:47)
- 2010 California International Marathon Champion
- 2009 World Track & Field Team Member (Marathon)
Integrated Support Team
- Chris Napier
- Marilou Lamy
- Dr. Jim Bovard
- Trent Stellingwerff, CSI
- Elizabeth Gnatiuk, Fortius
- Kirsten Barnes, CSI
Strength & Conditioning
- Jon-Erik Kawamoto
- Devon Goldstein
- Bobby Krudo
- Aaron Case
Any questions about the BCEP can be directed to the Head Coach, Richard Lee – Richard.email@example.com
Harry Jerome Scholarship Award
Please note: Forward all applications to the new office address at:
3713 Kensington Ave., Suite 2001B
Burnaby BC V5B 0A7
Introducing CIBC Team Next
celebrating a new generation of young Canadian athletes
As a Lead Partner of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Para Pan Am Games, CIBC is proud to help create a lasting sport legacy in Canada. Through financial support, mentoring and skill development opportunities, CIBC Team Next is designed to help tomorrow's athletic stars reach their full potential — in sport and in life — as every Canadian cheers them on.
- CIBC Team Next Program Information and Application (450 KB) — deadline Aug 2, midnight
- Word doc version (75 KB)
The 2013 Legion T&F Championships
The organizing committee in Langley is taking some new initiatives in partnership with media partners for: