Youth Development Fund

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Speed Skating Canada has created the Youth Development Fund to support the future of speed skating for kids across Canada. The Youth Development Fund, when mature, will support annual program budgets for:

Club and Membership Development – The foundation of all community speed skating programs in every province and territory of Canada.

Coach Development – The training of leaders responsible for successful fun and technical youth programs.

Officials Development – The training of volunteers necessary for the operation of all fair and fun speed skating competitions.

Combined, these three pillars of speed skating form the foundation of high quality recreational and competitive programs encouraging healthy lifestyles and a positive youth social environment. Starting in community clubs, Canada’s national team skaters generate tremendous Canadian pride with their ongoing success at World Cup and Olympic competitions.

The Youth Development Fund - Supporting healthy living and the dreams of Canada’s speed skating kids!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Youth Development Fund?
The Youth Development Fund (YDF) has been established to help generate funds for youth programs with the objective of improving the grassroots development of the sport in Canada.

How will the Foundation operate?
The Fund’s role is to dispense contributions to programs that can achieve a direct impact on local or regional speed skating programming. Applications for support will be considered on an annual basis.

Where will the money go?
Revenue generated through the Youth Development Fund will support projects targeting:

  • Club and membership development: volunteer training, club promotional material, and purchase of equipment
  • Coaching development: training and certification of coaches from the beginner level to their transition to high performance programs
  • Officials’ development: training and certification of volunteer officials to ensure recreational and competitive opportunities for skaters of all ages and abilities.

All donations to the fund are eligible for a charitable tax receipt (Registration Number 12999 0446 RR 0001)

Donations can be made:
Online at www.speedskating.ca/YDF

Cheque mailed to:
Youth Development Fund
Speed Skating Canada
850 Industrial Avenue, Unit #17 F
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4K2

For further information contact: dgilday@speedskating.ca or cdunford@speedskating.ca