There are a variety of programs and services available for National Team athletes. Visit the links below to see if you qualify for support.
Sport Canada AAP Carding
Squash Canada nominates players annually for direct funding by Sport Canada, based on the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) criteria.
Top athletes are eligible for direct financial assistance and tuition support to represent Canada internationally under the AAP, a federal government program administered by Sport Canada. Selected athletes receive a direct monthly payment from Sport Canada for a 12-month period.
The main goal of AAP is to help improve performance at major international sporting events. AAP identifies and supports athletes already at or on course to be Top 16 in the world individually or Top Eight as a team.
Squash Canada has eight Senior Cards (SR, C1 and/or D card equivalents) for the 2012 carding cycle. Each year Squash Canada nominates for males and for females for cards. (
For more information on AAP policies and procedures, consult the Sport Canada website.
Squash Canada’s AAP Policy - updated February 16, 2016
Canadian Sport Centres
Canadian Sport Centres help high performance athletes and coaches achieve international podium results and excellence.
Here is a list of Canadian Sport Centres across the country.
Canadian Sport Centre – Ontario www.cscontario.ca
Canadian Sport Centre – Saskatchewan www.sasksport.sk.ca/csc-sk/
Canadian Sport Centre – Manitoba www.cscm.ca
Canadian Sport Centre – Montreal www.multisport.qc.ca/
Canadian Sport Centre – Calgary www.canadiansportcentre.com
Canadian Sport Centre – Pacific www.cscpacific.ca
Canadian Sport Centre – Atlantic www.cscatlantic.ca
The Canadian Anti-Doping Program
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP); the set of rules that govern anti-doping in Canada. The CADP consists of several components such as in- and out-of-competition testing, education, medical exemptions, and the consequences of doping violations. The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards.
Squash Canada has adopted the CADP which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. Squash Canada’s anti-doping policy reflects and supports the CADP. See more: Squash Canada's Policy on Doping in Sport
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international federation. Learn more about WSF's anti-doping policies and procedures.
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they don’t commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:
- Know your rights and responsibilities as an athlete with regard to anti-doping.
- Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control.
- Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain ingredients that are banned.
- Verify your medical exemption requirements.
- Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk.
- Get the latest news. Sign up to receive CCES media releases and advisory notes.
Additional Resources and Information
- The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel.
- The Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA Prohibited List.
- Physicians and medical personnel are encouraged to use the CCES DocZone for targeted medical information.
- Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program
- The World Anti-Doping Agency works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.
- The CCES is a proud and active member of the True Sport Movement - a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a great difference.
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES