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Cycling Canada accepting applications for Team Next program

“As Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, CIBC is proud to help create a lasting sport legacy in Canada through CIBC Team Next. Our vision is to inspire a generation of young athletes, strengthen the values of our communities and leave behind a sustainable legacy for years to come.” – CIBC release.

CIBC has announced that it will invest $2 million into helping 67 young athletes realize their dreams of representing Canada on the world stage. The 67 selected athletes will each receive a $5,000 annual grant for the next 3 years ($15,000 total) in addition to receiving mentorship from top prominent athletes, workshop and advice on personal finance and community support.

Cycling Canada has been asked to submit a maximum of 5 eligible* cycling athletes to CIBC and AthletesCAN by early August. Once the list of 5 athletes is determined these athletes will have until August 16th to complete an online nomination process. In September, AthletesCAN and CIBC will announce the 67 names that will be receiving support.

Before August 1st Cycling Canada is seeking to receive applications from our current cyclist pool. Each application will be reviewed by our High Performance Committee then to the High Performance Director who will in turn forward the 5 final nominated athletes to AthletesCAN before August 6th.

Click here to download the application form (Word document).

Eligibility requirements

  • Athletes must not currently be receiving Sport Canada AAP funding support
  • Athletes must be of age to compete at the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
  • Athletes must submit a training plan leading up to the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in their cycling sports speciality
  • Athletes must submit the name and contact information of their coach
  • Athletes must provide an outline of their cycling career goals

*A maximum of five nominations will be accepted from each qualifying NSO. A maximum of 1 athlete per qualifying NSO can have competed at a previous Olympic/Paralympic and/or Pan/Parapan American Games.