International Single Sport Events — Hosting Program

The International Single Sport Events (ISSE) component of the Hosting Program assists national sport organizations (NSOs) in hosting international single sport events in Canada, such as World Championships, Olympic or Paralympic qualification events and World Cups.

The component aims to enhance high-performance sport development as well as the international profile of Canadian sport organizations.

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must:

Requests for support are generally restricted to operating costs only.

Application deadline

Applications to the ISSE component are accepted on an ongoing basis. However, Sport Canada requires receipt of applications between six and 24 months prior to the proposed start date of the event, as outlined in the following table:

Application Deadlines
Level of Request Application Deadline
Up to $250,000 (Tier I) Minimum 6 months prior to the event
Over $250,000 (Tier II) Minimum 24 months prior to the event

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

  • read the Application guidelines; and
  • contact a Sport Canada Program Officer to request an application package and to submit the required documentation.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Sport Canada
15 Eddy Street, 16th Floor (15-16-G)
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4B3



1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)


1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).

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