Podium Club

The 2023-2024 Podium Club funding window has now closed. Please refer back to this page for further information in the new year.

Podium Club

Podium Club is an innovative program designed to support the development of wheelchair rugby clubs across Canada. It uses a multi-tiered approach, historically Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of support that are geared towards the elements we’ve identified in our Long-Term Athlete Development Model.

Long Term Development Model Wheelchair Rugby

Podium Club Application Information 

The 2023/24 Podium Club is evolving to a measurable project-based application that aligns systemically and addresses the varying needs of each club and province. Successful applications will demonstrate club and PSO alignment and provide evidence that their programs are achieving this to receive our financial support.   

Successful applicants may now receive up to $3000 to allocate toward projects that support their priorities in one of three areas, as outlined in the matrix below.  Applicants may only apply under one pillar.  

The matrix below can be used as a guide in determining club priorities. 


Podium Club Priority Matrix


Canadian Competition Support

Club Growth & Recruitment

Officials and Classifiers



IST Support



Safe Sport Initiatives


Have a Go Days






2023-2024 Podium Club Recipient List


Area of Focus

BC Wheelchair Sports Association Canadian Competition Support
Parasports Quebec Canadian Competition Support
Parasport New Brunswick Canadian Competition Support
Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association Club Growth & Recruitment
Northern Adapted Sports Association – BCWSA Club Growth & Recruitment
Red Deer Reapers Wheelchair Rugby Club – Alberta Canadian Competition Support
Vancouver Wheelchair Rugby Club – BC Canadian Competition Support
Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association Enhancement (Officials/Classifiers)
Okanagan Rattlers Wheelchair Rugby Club – BC Canadian Competition Support
Ottawa Stingers – Ontario Canadian Competition Support
Wheelchair Sports Alberta Canadian Competition Support



  • Is there a plan to increase participation? 
  • Does your application identify programming gaps and does it have a plan to address them. 
  • Have you demonstrated that your club/PSO is aligning with other provincial wheelchair rugby programs. 
  • Is your project appropriate for the level of athletes in your programs? 
  • Is your budget reasonable for the project you are applying for. 

While club development is still the priority of the Podium Club grants there needs to be national, provincial and local alignment to ensure the success of our sport programs.  

To receive the 2023/24 grant your project needs to align with what you described in your applicationUpdates with the Domestic Development Manager are intended to help with alignment.