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Statement on Federal Budget 2024

TORONTO (April 16, 2024) — On Tuesday the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) issued the following statement on the 2024 federal budget:

“The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) welcomes today’s announcement of new federal funding for Canadian athletes allocated in Budget 2024. This increase is essential for athletes and will make a significant difference in their ability to train and live while making Canada proud during the upcoming Paris 2024 Games and beyond.

The COC acknowledges the federal government’s short-term, two-year investments of $16 million for the Sport Support Program, $10.6 million for the Future of Sport in Canada Commission, and $15 million to support community sport programming.

These investments fall well-short of the $104 million Budget 2024 request that addresses the needs of National Sport Organizations (NSOs) to advance their respective sports and deliver a sport system that is safe, inclusive, and accessible for all Canadians.

The Canadian Olympic Committee will continue to engage with the federal government and advocate for these needed investments to ensure that Canadians can rely on a properly resourced sport system.”

– Canadian Olympic Committee



Peter​ Saltsman
Senior Manager, Public Relations
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Thomas Hall
Director, Communications and Public Relations
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