Women's soccer team

Community Sport Champions Recognition Program

The Community Sport Champions Recognition Program recognizes and celebrates citizens who are making sport accessible in our community.  

This grant program supports residents and organizations who deliver sport and physical activity to make a positive impact in our community, particularly those that are focused on gender equity, reconciliation, and affordability.  

Celebrating girls and women in sport

This year’s theme is gender equity with a focus on girls and women in sport. The program celebrates individuals and organizations that break through the traditional limits and pave the way for girls and women to participate at every level in sport, including participation, coaching, administration, and leadership.  

Five recipients will be selected to receive a one-time grant of $5,000 to help them continue and extend their work to advance females in sport.

This is an annual grant award and each year it is directed to a certain theme or area of interest based on City Council priorities and initiatives within that cycle.

2019 Community Sport Champions

We're proud to announce this year's Community Sport Champions.

Find out about the work that these champions are doing to help get more women involved in sport in Vancouver, and how they will be using their $5,000 grant.

Women Deliver 2019 Conference

The conference will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

The 2019 Community Sport Champions Recognition Program recipients will be recognized at the conference's Culture Night on June 5.

Dates: June 3 to 6
Location: Vancouver


 The grant will be made payable directly to the program, and not to the champion, and the program must be run through a not-for-profit organization and take place in Vancouver. 

This grants program is currently closed to applications.

Key dates

March 1 Applications open
March 31 Applications close
April Community Sport Advisory Panel reviews applications
May 1 Finalists are notified
June 5 Recognition and announcement at the Women Deliver 2019 Culture Night