Squash Canada is happy to announce that applications are now open for Squash Canada’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Fund. The IDEA Fund has been established to promote participation in Squash within Canada of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), people living with disabilities (both visible and invisible); LGBTQIA2S+; religious minorities, neurodiverse population; and others marginalized based on their ethnicity and other identity factors. The fund will support stakeholders looking to develop new and/or expand current initiatives that build capacity for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in Squash.
It is expected that the IDEA grants will be between $500 – $1500 and funds can be used between May 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023. Applicants must be members of or affiliated with their respective provincial/territorial squash association. Provincial/Territorial Squash Associations are encouraged to submit applications/ initiative that benefit multiple jurisdictions.
Application Process Timeline
- March 18: Online application opens
- Mar 30 at 4:00 pm EST: Deadline #1
- April 22 at 4:00 pm EST: Deadline #2
- May 27 at 11:59 pm EST: Deadline #3
- Note: Applicants will be notified of their status by Squash Canada after we have received approval from Sport Canada
How to Apply