The intent of this policy is twofold: to encourage club participation in orienteering races outside of the city, plus to support the top club athletes who are representing Canada internationally.


Here is an brief synopsis of the Policy:

There are three categories of support:

  1. Specified event(s)
  2. Western Canadian, Canadian and North American Championships
  3. High Performance Program

Specified Event Support

Each year one or more events will be selected to be subsidized by the club to encourage broad participation by club members of all ages and abilities. The first announcements about which events will be funded will be early in the calendar year, with possible additional events listed by the Spring of that year. They are to be listed in Schedule 1 of this policy.

Western Canadian, Canadian, and North American Championships support

There is no club funding to attend these events unless the event is selected for Specified Event support.

However, the Alberta Orienteering Association (AOA) has developed a financial granting plan to support participation in out of province and international orienteering training camps and competitions at the Canada Cup level and higher. All FWOC club members are automatically also AOA members and are encouraged to apply directly to the AOA for these grants. More information can be found on the AOA website - as of Dec 2016 the link was: http://www.orienteeringalberta.ca/index.php?id=110

High Performance Program support

Club members who are members of Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Program (HPP) are eligible for:

  • reimbursement of their HPP application fee (up to $100)
  • in addition, those HPP members who have been selected by Orienteering Canada to run at WOC, JWOC, WUOC, World Cups or the World Games will be eligible for up to $1,000 to help cover travel costs (max of $1,000 total per year).

Club members who are acting as official Canadian National Team support (such as Team Leader, Team Coach) at WOC, JWOC, WUOC, World Cups or the World Games will be eligible for up to $300 to help cover travel costs (max of $300 total per year).

In addition, the Alberta Orienteering Association (AOA) has developed a financial granting plan to support HPP athletes and team officials. All FWOC club members are automatically also AOA members and are encouraged to apply directly to the AOA for these grants. More information can be found on the AOA website - as of Dec 2016 the link was: http://www.orienteeringalberta.ca/index.php?id=110