Announcement of Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations and Appeal Procedures

 

2019-2020 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program

 

Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced!

 

 

BOXING ONTARIO is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2019-2020 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by BOXING ONTARIO and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

 

 

Ranking Card Type: Full/Half GIVEN SURNAME Category
1 Full Emelia Dermott Elite
2 Full Mandy Bujold Elite
3 Full Kaitlyn Clark Elite
4 Full Scarlett Delgado Elite
5 Full Spencer Wilcox Elite
6 Full Satwinder Thind Elite
7 Full John-Michael Bianco Elite
8 Full James Hughes Elite
9 Full Jaquan Carty Elite
10 Half Faith Rego JrC
11 Half Marie Alanmadieh JrC
12 Half Owen Paquette JrC
13 Half Kuwardeep Manu Jrc
14 Half Miguel Estrada JrC
15 Full Tiago Balteiro Youth
4 Full Keoma Ali Youth
5 Full Lucas Craston Youth
   

 

   
         
     
         
Alternates:    
Ranking Full or Half card GIVEN SURNAME Gender
1 Full Rebecca D’Agostin Elite
2 Full Leo Kamara Elite
3 Full Justin Parina Elite
         

 

 

 

Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the PSO/MSO Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee.  As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final. 

 

 

Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by following the process below. Issues related to the specific content or selection requirements contained in the BOXING ONTARIO Selection Criteria are not grounds for an appeal and should therefore be discussed directly with the leadership of BOXING ONTARIO. 

 

  1. Before an athlete can file a Notice of Appeal, they must ask BOXING ONTARIO for reasons explaining why they were not nominated for an Ontario Card. Deadline: April 14, 2020
  2. BOXING ONTARIO will respond to the athlete in writing by April 16, 2020

 

If the athlete is not satisfied with the BOXING ONTARIO response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found below.  A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MHSTCI-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries).

 

NEW:  Due to COVID-19, all staff are working remotely, and Appeal submissions will only be accepted via email at questforgold@ontario.ca 

 

One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes.  The Notice of Appeal email must be received by MHSTCI by noon on the deadline day.   

 

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries has scheduled the Appeals process to conclude and a final list of QFG recipients to be posted here by May 25, 2020.  Given the current challenges with COVID-19, every attempt will be made to meet those deadlines however dates are subject to change.  We appreciate your understanding.

2019-2020 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
Athlete’s Notice of Appeal Template

Appeals will only be accepted on the MHSTCI-provided Notice of Appeal template.  Please refer to the appeals section of your PSO/MSO’s Athlete Selection Criteria document prior to completing this form.

Deadline: 12 noon on April 20, 2020

 

Return form to:

            Email: questforgold@ontario.ca

 

Full Name 

Address                                                                                               City

Postal Code                                        Phone                                      Email

Sport / PSO            

 

Reason for Appeal (Check all that apply):  

Whether or not the PSO/MSO has completed the selection process in accordance with its own published selection criteria and related procedures;

Whether or not the PSO/MSO applied the section criteria in a manner that was free from bias, discrimination and/or conflict of interest.  

Provide a two-line summary of the reason for the appeal: 

 

 

 

In the space below, (continue on to next page as needed) provide the reasons communicated to you by your PSO/MSO as to why you were not nominated for an Ontario Card, and the date the information was provided.  (Note: This Appeal will not be accepted unless it contains a response from your PSO/MSO.)

Date of PSO response:__________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the space below (continue on to next page as needed), provide a detailed account of the situation to allow the Appeals Committee to understand the basis of the appeal (please submit additional pages/supporting documentation as necessary): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE that all decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.

 

 

 

 

 

Print Name of Appellant                      Signature of Appellant                          Date

 

All information provided to the Appeals Committee will be shared with both the Appellant and the PSO/MSO.

Program Description

The Quest for Gold Program was established to provide additional support to athletes from Ontario and to increase the performance and number of Ontario athletes competing at the highest national and international levels, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.
Specific objectives of the program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athlete access to high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

Visit the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation website for more information on how to play Quest for Gold.

Eligibility

An athlete must be a resident of Ontario for one year prior to his/her nomination for carding status and be a member of their Provincial/Multi Sport Organization (and/or their National Sport Organization.

Funding

Since 2006, the program has provided Ontario athletes and coaches approximately $73 million in support

BOXING ONTARIO

Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2019-2020

ATHLETE SELECTION CRITERIA

 

 

  • Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program 2019-2020 (OAAP) is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI), and operated through the Sport, Recreation & Community Programs Division. The overarching goal of the Quest for Gold – OAAP is directly related to the High Performance Sport goal of the Canadian Sport Policy – that Canadians are systematically achieving world-class results at the highest levels of international competition – by improving the performance and number of Ontario athletes performing at the national and international level, thereby contributing to the improved performance of Canada at international competitions.

 

Specific objectives of the program are:

 

  1. To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and I international competition;
  2. To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  3. To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;
  4. To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  5. To increase athlete access to improved high performance coaching; and
  6. To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

 

The intent of the OAAP is to provide funding to individual athletes in the sport’s Train to Train through Train to Win categories based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport, allowing them to continue to pursue athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition. Only those athletes that meet the required minimum performance standard detailed in this Selection Criteria will be considered for this program.  Ideally an athlete will first receive a Quest for Gold “Ontario Card” for 1 to 3 years, which will allow them to train towards the goal of a national team position in subsequent years.  Once an Ontario athlete reaches the national level and becomes a recipient of Sport Canada’s carding program, they become eligible for the Quest for Gold “Canada Card”.  Athletes who are not planning to train towards this level of competition should not apply for this program.

 

2.0    How does it work?

In accordance with the OAAP guidelines, BOXING ONTARIO develops sport-specific selection criteria and forms a Selection Committee that will apply these criteria.  The top-ranked athletes, based on the criteria, will be awarded Ontario Card status in 2019-2020.  This Selection Criteria has been approved by BOXING ONTARIO and reviewed by MHSTCI staff.  Nominated athletes will be required to sign and comply with an Athlete Agreement between the athlete and BOXING ONTARIO.  Carding status will be for one year starting April 1, 2019 ending March 31, 2020.

Carded athletes will be required to compete exclusively on behalf of the Province of Ontario at National Championship events and for Canada at International Championship events, for a period of one year from the date carding is approved and acknowledge Ontario as their permanent place of residence on athlete profiles, Media Guides, PSO/NSO and personal websites, and in similar types of public communications.

2.1    For 2019-2020, the MHSTCI has allocated BOXING ONTARIO a total of 15 Ontario cards (split as 10 male and 5 female Cards).

BOXING ONTARIO has also decided to exercise the option made available by MHSTCI to split up to 30% of its carding allotment (i.e. issue ½ cards in designated categories).

A minimum of 70% of the Ontario Cards will be allocated to what the MHSTCI defines as junior-aged athletes (11 to 22 years of age).  A maximum of 30% of the Ontario Cards may be allocated to athletes no longer eligible for “junior athlete” status, (athletes 23 and over). 

 

2.2    As a result, the 15 cards issued to BOXING ONTARIO will be allocated as follows:

 Category Number of cards
Junior C Female
Born in 2004-2005
2 Half Cards
Youth Female

Born in 2002-2003

2 Full Cards
Elite Female
Born in 2001 and earlier
2 Full Cards
Junior C Male
Born in 2004-2005
4 Half Cards
Youth Male

Born in 2002-2003

4 Full Cards
Elite Male

Born in 2001 and earlier

4 Full Cards

An athlete’s age will be determined as of January 1, 2020.

 

BOXING ONTARIO is not obligated to assign all Ontario Cards if there are an insufficient number of athletes who have demonstrated the potential to be considered for future National Teams.

2.3    The Selection Committee, as approved by the BOXING ONTARIO is comprised of the following members:

Paul DeMelo – Official

Jill Perry – HP Committee Chair

Matt Kennedy – Executive Director

 

How much funding is available?

The exact level of funding for the 2019-2020 carding year will be determined by the MHSTCI after the total number of athletes nominated for Ontario Card status has been determined. 

How will the BOXING ONTARIO Selection Committee decide who receives funding?

The BOXING ONTARIO Selection Committee will use the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Eligibility Criteria and the Sport Specific Selection Criteria detailed below to determine which athletes will be nominated for Ontario Card status in 2019-2020:

 

 

3.0    Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Eligibility Criteria:

 

All athletes must meet the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries minimum athlete eligibility criteria:

  • Athlete must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (previously known as a Landed Immigrant).
  • Athlete must be a permanent resident of Ontario for one year prior to his/her nomination for carding status, (and continue to be a permanent resident throughout the term of the agreement).
  • Athletes who have achieved Canada Card status (carded by Sport Canada) are not eligible for Ontario Cards.
  • Athletes must be living in and continuing to train in Ontario.

 

3.1   Residency Exceptions:

 

Exceptions to these criteria, known as a “Residency Exception” will be considered on a case specific basis by the BOXING ONTARIO Selection Committee provided that the athlete can substantiate in writing that:

 

(a)  He/She cannot receive the required level of training in Ontario and is out of the province temporarily during the year (i.e. due to lack of facilities, coaching, competitions);

 

(b)  He/She must attend a post-secondary institution out-of-province either because the course of study is not offered by an Ontario institution; or

 

(c)  It is more financially feasible to attend a post-secondary institution out-of-province, or other extenuating circumstances that require the athlete to be out of the province.

 

Any change in an athlete’s residency status must be communicated in writing to the PSO/MSO immediately.

 

The onus is on the athlete to demonstrate that he/she needs to be out-of-province for one of the above reasons.  The athlete must submit written documentation to the BOXING ONTARIO by no later than April 6, 2020, clearly indicating how they meet a residency exception(s).   

 

Athlete’s applying for a Residency Exception related to exception (a) above, who are training at an NSO-approved National Training Centre MUST include a letter from the NSO outlining their support for the athlete, the progress the athlete is making and the athlete’s potential to make the national team level. Additional documentation may include, but shall not be limited to an explanation of why the athlete is training out of province, whether or not the athlete was formally invited by the NSO, what additional opportunities are being made available beyond those provided in Ontario; and any other information that will illustrate that the athlete is receiving enhanced training while still meeting all obligations of the BOXING ONTARIO.

 

 

3.2    Length of time living outside Ontario: 

 

Athletes living outside Ontario for more than 30 consecutive days within the ministry fiscal year 2019-2020 for athletic or academic purposes must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the PSO/MSO Selection Committee that appropriate training programs are in place and are being monitored by the PSO/MSO.  The onus is on the athlete to:

  1. Provide a written plan outlining their training and competition plans to the PSO/MSO prior to their departure from Ontario, as part of their Residency Exception request (April 6, 2020,); and
  2. Adhere to the PSO/MSO-approved competition and training plan throughout the carding cycle. At a minimum, this requires regular (Quarterly – every 3 months) contact by the athlete with the PSO/MSO (Matt Kennedy – Executive Director); and
  3. Submit regular (Quarterly – every 3 months) training logs to the PSO/MSO to track progress against the PSO/MSO-approved competition and training plan.

 

***Athletes who were formally invited to and are currently participating in their NSO’s national team training program are exempt from this requirement. ***

 

 

3.3   Ministry criteria continued:

 

  • Athlete must be a member in good standing with PSO/MSO and NSO where applicable;
  • Athlete must have entered into a Sports Organization – Athlete Agreement with his or her PSO/MSO and must be in full compliance with the terms and conditions of that agreement;
  • Athlete must have met all terms and conditions of any previous Quest for Gold Sports Organization – Athlete Agreements to the satisfaction of the PSO/MSO in order to be eligible for consideration in 2019-2020;
  • Athlete must demonstrate a commitment and dedication to a proper training and competitive program, the goal of which is to continue to train towards a national team position and Sport Canada carding;
  • Athlete’s coach should be minimum Level 2 NCCP certified or trained status Competition Stream or the sport’s equivalent in the Instruction Stream, or be engaged in completing this training, as determined by the PSO;
  • Athlete must not be under a sanction that prohibits competition as per the Canadian Anti-Doping Policy;
  • Athlete must be attending an educational institution full-time (i.e. elementary and secondary schools):
  • Exceptions will be made provided that the athlete can substantiate that his/her training will not allow for full-time attendance or if an athlete requires special needs that preclude full or part-time attendance (e.g. Athlete with a disability (AWAD) athlete);
  • Athletes who have completed their area of study at the secondary level (i.e. high school) and who continue to train towards participation in major national or international competitions will also be considered;
  • If eligible, the athlete must compete, and continue to compete solely for Ontario and/or Canada for one year from the date of the Minister’s letter informing the athlete of acceptance into OAAP program, at Canada Games and other national competitions involving provincial team competitions;
  • Athlete must not receive financial support from any other provincial/territorial athlete assistance program. This does not include academic scholarships, bursaries, student grants, student loans, social assistance, disability pensions, and other forms of financial assistance that have nothing to do with competitive sport.
  • Eligibility will be limited to Ontario junior-aged athletes, ages 11-22 (“junior-aged” refers to chronological age, not a sport’s specific age category – only exception is for PSO/MSOs using 30% of Ontario Card allotment for athletes older than 22 years of age who have been identified as a potential next generation national team athlete by the PSO/MSO’s selection process.

 

3.4    Residency Exemption for Military Families: 

The one-year Ontario residency requirement is waived for any Ontario Card or Canada Card applicant who is a spouse or dependant of a: Regular Force member of the Canadian Forces; or Reservist currently deployed by the Canadian Forces into active service and who takes up residence in Ontario during the fiscal year.   This means that eligible military family members now qualify for OAAP funding immediately upon becoming residents of Ontario.  Please contact BOXING ONTARIO for more information if you are applying for this exemption.

  • To be deemed a potential next generation national team athlete, the athlete must be age-eligible to compete on the national team in the year following receipt of Ontario Card funding.
  • All athletes under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign their OAAP application form. Cheques will be processed in the name of the eligible athlete.
  • An athlete can only be nominated to receive Quest for Gold funding in one sport.

 

4.0    Athletes funded through the Sport Canada AAP:

Ontario athletes who have been nominated and accepted for funding through Sport Canada’s AAP within the government of Ontario’s fiscal year (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) and who continue to meet AAP and OAAP eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for a Quest for Gold ‘Canada Card’.  MHSTCI will contact those athletes directly at the mailing and email addresses the athlete provided to Sport Canada.  Athletes are solely responsible for ensuring that their contact information is kept accurate and up to date at all times. 

 

An athlete who received Sport Canada AAP carding during any part of Ministry fiscal year April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 and/or any part of fiscal year April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 and is no longer in receipt of Sport Canada Athlete Assistance shall not be eligible to receive Quest for Gold funding during fiscal year 2019-2020 (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.) 

 

The intent of this rule is to prevent athletes whose performance levels and rankings no longer qualify them for Sport Canada carding from taking an Ontario Card from a future national-level athlete. 

 

 

 

4.1    Canada Card Exception (CCE)

Exceptions may apply to this rule (known as a Canada Card Exception (CCE)) and will be considered by the Ministry on a case-by-case basis.  Exceptions may include, but may not be limited to logistical or administrative changes (e.g. reduction in Sport Canada carding allocation), injuries, etc. 

 

It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to contact BOXING ONTARIO Selection Committee prior to April 6, 2020, to request a CCE.  The athlete must submit, in writing, an explanation of why they have not been, or do not expect to be re-carded by their NSO.  The submission must include a statement from the NSO, signed and dated on their letterhead, confirming that the athlete still has potential to return to the NSO’s carding program in the future.  It is the responsibility of the athlete to submit this letter to the PSO; the BOXING ONTARIO will not obtain this letter from the NSO on the athlete’s behalf.

 

BOXING ONTARIO will then contact MHSTCI in writing prior to the submission of the Athlete Nomination Form to seek individual Canada Card Exceptions.  BOXING ONTARIO is not responsible for seeking a CCE for any athlete unless requested to do so by the athlete as detailed above.

 

5.0    National College Athletic Association (NCAA):

On August 1, 2013, the NCAA revised their By-law that previously prevented an athlete from accepting grants from a governmental entity, such as Quest for Gold.  Despite this change, any athlete considering an application to an NCAA institution is strongly encouraged to contact the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to applying for QFG funding. 

The onus is entirely on the athlete to determine the impact of accepting OAAP funding on current or future NCAA eligibility and to decide whether or not to accept OAAP funding. The athlete will be required to acknowledge this onus and responsibility when signing the OAAP Ontario Card application form and agreeing to the related terms and conditions of the program.  Athletes are strongly encouraged to contact the NCAA Eligibility Center to determine the impact of Quest for Gold – OAAP funding on current or future eligibility for a NCAA scholarship or on eligibility to compete in a non-scholarship NCAA sport.

National Collegiate Athletic Association                        www.ncaa.org

 

NCAA Eligibility Center mailing address:

700 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-6222
Phone: 317-917-6222

Toll-free phone number (U.S. callers) – Customer service line – 877-262-1492

Phone number (international callers) – Customer service line – 317-223-0700

 

6.0    BOXING ONTARIO Athlete Selection Criteria:

 

The following sport specific athlete selection criteria will be utilized in the identification, ranking and selection of athletes for Ontario Cards:

Boxing Ontario will use a Balanced Scorecard, through a weighted point system we will look at the participation and winning performance of boxers from the following competitions: 

 

  1. The participation and winning performanceat various competitions between January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2018. This section’s score will be weighted at 25% of the overall score, which is made up by weighted points earned in the various venues within that section as follows:
    2017-2018

    1. Club Shows: 10%
    2. Regional Tournaments & Dual Matches: 15%
    3. Provincial Championships: 20%
    4. National Championships: 25%
    5. AIBA Sanctioned Events: 30%

 

  1. The last twelve months performance at various competitions. This section’s score will be weighted at 70%of the overall score, which is made up by weighted points earned in the various venues within that section as follows:

2019 Results

  1. Club Shows: 5%
  2. Regional Tournaments & Dual Matches: 15%
  3. Provincial Championship: 20%
  4. National Championship & Canada Winter Games: 20%
  5. AIBA Sanctioned Events & Canadian Olympic Qualifier: 40%

 

 

  1. Sports community involvement, such as coaching, officiating, and volunteerism, etc. In order to give all boxers an opportunity to meet these criteria, this section’s score will be weighted at 5%of the overall score this year.
  1. Coaching: 30%
  2. Officiating: 30%
  3. Volunteerism: 40%

 

All boxers who apply for Quest for Gold carding will be required to submit a full copy of their bout history, from their current and/or past passbooks together with a completed Input Sheet.

Once all applications have been received, the Quest for Gold Selection Committee will review each applicant’s input sheet and confirm the results with the use of their passports and/or Boxing Ontario records to verify accuracy.

The committee will select the highest scoring boxers from Male/Female – Junior C/Youth/Elite categories in accordance with the Ministry guidelines, and as they determine to be in the best interest of the sport.

 

Part A Explanations:

  1. Club Shows may take place anywhere in the World.
  2. Dual Matches are defined as events where one Country or Provincial team competes against another Country or Provincial team. 
  3. Regional Tournaments are non-qualifying tournaments and include: Brampton Cup, Boxing Ontario sanctioned tournaments excluding the Provincial Championships, Haringey Cup, Esker Cup, Golden Girl and other Canadian, US or International tournaments that are NOT sanctioned by AIBA
  4. Provincial Championship is defined as the tournament used to qualify athletes for the Canadian National Championships.

Qualifying Factors:

  1. Boxers must have been “Active” during the “Qualifying Period”. An Active boxer is defined as a boxer who participated in more than 10 bouts during the Qualifying Period. The Qualifying Period is January 1, 2017 thru to December 31, 2019.
  2. Boxers must not have represented another Country during the Qualifying Period.
  3. Boxers must not have had any past doping violations.
  4. Boxers must provide proof of their bouts – only Canadian issued boxing passports will be accepted as being valid.

Boxing Ontario uses the balanced scorecard which accumulates the points from the 3 sections (A, B and C) to produce an overall score which is used to rank the athletes in each category. Each athlete must reach the minimum score of 5.00 before being considered for Quest for Gold funding.

 

7.0    Breaking a Tie: 

 

If there is a tie in the final score between 2 athletes, the Selection Committee will select the athlete with the most wins in Part B.

 

8.0    Failure to Meet Selection Criteria for Health-related Reasons:

Athletes who for health-related reasons have not met the minimum Qualifying Factors required for nomination of carded status may be considered for nomination under the following conditions:

  • The athlete has fulfilled all reasonable training and rehabilitation requirements aimed at a speedy return to full high-performance training and competition during the period of his or her injury, illness or pregnancy; and despite making every reasonable effort to attain the applicable carding standards during the year in which the injury, illness or pregnancy occurred, has failed to do so, in the view of the PSO/MSO, for reasons strictly related to the injury, illness or pregnancy.
  • BOXING ONTARIO, based on its technical judgement and that of a PSO/MSO team physician or equivalent, indicates in writing the expectation that the athlete will achieve at least the minimum standards required for carding during the upcoming carding period.
  • The athlete has demonstrated and continues to demonstrate his or her long-term commitment to high-performance training and competition goals, as well as his or her intention to pursue full high-performance training and competition throughout the carding period for which he or she wishes to be renewed despite not having met the carding criteria.

BOXING ONTARIO will rank athletes that meet these criteria using results from the same events from the previous competitive season. 

 

9.0     Alternates: 

 

BOXING ONTARIO will also nominate alternates to those athletes nominated for Ontario Card status.  Alternates will be those athletes who are ranked directly behind those athletes nominated for the allotment of Ontario Cards in a particular category/discipline.  The names of alternates will be published along with the names of nominated athletes.  If an athlete drops out or is removed from the OAAP an alternate will be substituted into that athlete’s position, provided that:

  • Alternate is substituted within 2019-2020 fiscal year;
  • An alternate meeting all requirements is available from the same category/discipline/card level (Full/Half);
  • Funding for athlete being substituted is still available within fiscal year (e.g. full funding for card has not already been paid out to athlete no longer in program).

 

10.0  To Apply:

Please submit the application electronically to Boxing Ontario’s QFG Committee no later than April 6, 2020.  Submissions must include:

  1. Boxer’s bout history from current and/or past Boxing Canada issued passbooks in PDF format,
  2. First page of the boxer’s Boxing Canada passbook in PDF format,
  3. Completed Input Sheet in Excel format.

Forms available at the below links:

BOXER INPUT 2019-2020 QFG Scorecard

Explaining the Scorecard Process 2019-20

All submissions should be sent to: info@boxingontario.com with the Subject Line: Quest For Gold Application.

10.1   Any athlete requesting a “Residency Exception” must submit this information by April 6, 2020, as detailed above.

 

10.2   It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to provide a full and complete application that meets all stated requirements.  BOXING ONTARIO will neither review applications in advance of the deadline in order to make applicants aware of any missing/incorrect information and/or attachments nor make corrections on behalf of the athlete.  Any revisions on the part of the athlete will only be accepted prior to the posted submission deadline.

Applications that are sent directly to the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries rather than to BOXING ONTARIO will not be considered valid or to have been received by the BOXING ONTARIO deadline. 

  • An email confirming your application has been received will be sent by March 28, 2020. It is the athlete’s responsibility to contact the BOXING ONTARIO if this email is not received to be certain that the application has been successfully received by the deadline date.

 

  • The Sports Organization – Athlete Agreement will only come into effect if an athlete is selected and accepts carding status through the OAAP program. Athletes who fail to return a signed Athlete Agreement by the deadline date will not be carded.

 

10.5   BOXING ONTARIO will publish or make known a draft list of athletes nominated for Ontario Card status by no later than April 9, 2020.

 

In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between the MHSTCI eligibility requirements detailed in the MHSTCI binder provided to PSO/MSOs and duplicated in the Athlete Handbook provided to each nominated athlete and the eligibility requirements listed in the PSO/MSO Athlete Selection Criteria Document prepared by the PSO/MSO, the MHSTCI Binder/Athlete Handbook shall prevail.

 

 

11.0   Appeals 

 

Athletes who have not been nominated for an Ontario Card by the BOXING ONTARIO Selection Committee or who have been nominated for a ‘Half Card’ versus a ‘Full Card’, where applicable will be allowed to appeal that decision by filing a “Notice of Appeal” with MHSTCI. Appeals will be heard by an Appeals Committee comprised of representatives from the sport community, selected by the MHSTCI.

 

Grounds for appeals will be limited strictly to issues related to:

 

  1. A) Whether or not the Selection Committee has completed the selection process in accordance with its

      own published selection criteria and related procedures;

 

  1. B) Whether or not the Selection Committee applied the selection criteria in a manner that was free from

      bias, discrimination and/or conflict of interest. 

 

Issues related to the specific content or selection requirements contained in the BOXING ONTARIO Selection Criteria are not grounds for an appeal and should therefore be discussed directly with the leadership of BOXING ONTARIO.

 

Please note that before an athlete can file a Notice of Appeal, he or she must first ask BOXING ONTARIO for reasons explaining why he or she was not nominated for an Ontario Card.  

 

If the athlete is not satisfied with the BOXING ONTARIO response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found below.  A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MHSTCI-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries) through email, regular post, registered mail, courier or delivered in person.  One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes.  The Notice of Appeal must be received by MHSTCI by noon on the deadline day.  Appeals that are delivered personally or by courier shall be deemed to be received on the date of delivery. 

 

Once MHSTCI has received the Notice of Appeal, it will share it with BOXING ONTARIO, who will then submit a “Response” with MHSTCI by a specified deadline.  The Response will outline why BOXING ONTARIO believes that the Selection Committee’s decision not to nominate the athlete should be upheld by the Appeals Committee.  MHSTCI will share the BOXING ONTARIO Response with the athlete.  

 

If, after receiving the BOXING ONTARIO Response, the athlete believes that BOXING ONTARIO has raised new or additional reasons to justify the Selection Committee’s decision not to nominate the athlete for an Ontario Card, then the athlete will have an opportunity to file a “Reply” with MHSTCI, responding to these additional reasons.  The Reply must be limited to these additional reasons and cannot be used to make submissions already raised in the Notice of Appeal, or that the athlete neglected to include in the Notice of Appeal.  The Reply will only be accepted on the MHSTCI-provided template. 

 

Once MHSTCI receives the Notice of Appeal, the Response, and the Reply (if applicable), it will provide those materials to the Appeals Committee.  The Appeals Committee will discuss all appeals at once.   During its review of the appeals, the Appeals Committee reserves the right to request additional information from both the athlete and BOXING ONTARIO.

 

After reviewing an appeal the Appeals Committee will have the authority to:

 

  1. Direct BOXING ONTARIO to redo the selection process using the correct criteria/process and submit a new list of nominated athletes;
  2. Deny the appeal; or
  3. Allow the appeal and nominate the appellant for carding status. 

 

Once the Appeals Committee has reached its decision, it will contact the athlete and BOXING ONTARIO in writing to communicate its decision and the reasons therefore. 

 

An athlete who has had his or her appeal denied is not permitted to submit a second appeal to the Appeals Committee on the same or different grounds. 

 

Note:  BOXING ONTARIO is encouraged to resolve disputes or disagreements informally with athletes who have not been nominated to avoid, wherever possible, formal appeals.

 

11.1   The deadline for athletes to submit an “Athlete’s Notice of Appeal” to the Appeals Committee is April 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

11.2   Appeals must be completed on the Notice of Appeal template below and will be directed to:

Quest for Gold Appeals Committee

c/o Sport, Recreation and Community Programs Division

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

777 Bay Street, 18th Floor

Toronto  ON  M7A 1S5   questforgold@ontario.ca

 

 

2019-2020 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program
Athlete’s Notice of Appeal Template

The deadline for an athlete to submit an appeal to the Appeals Committee is 12 noon on April 20, 2020.  Appeals will only be accepted on the MHSTCI-provided Notice of Appeal template.  Please refer to the appeals section of your PSO/MSO’s Athlete Selection Criteria document prior to completing this form.

 

Return form to:

Quest for Gold Appeals Committee

c/o Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries

Sport, Recreation and Community Programs Division

777 Bay Street, 18th Floor, Toronto ON  M7A 1S5  Email: questforgold@ontario.ca

 

Full Name 

Address                                                                                               City

Postal Code                                        Phone                                      Email

Sport / PSO            

 

Reason for Appeal (Check all that apply):  

Whether or not the PSO/MSO has completed the selection process in accordance with its own published selection criteria and related procedures;

Whether or not the PSO/MSO applied the section criteria in a manner that was free from bias, discrimination and/or conflict of interest.  

Provide a two-line summary of the reason for the appeal: 

 

 

 

In the space below, (continue on to next page as needed) provide the reasons communicated to you by your PSO/MSO as to why you were not nominated for an Ontario Card, and the date the information was provided.  (Note: This Appeal will not be accepted unless it contains a response from your PSO/MSO.)

Date of PSO response:__________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the space below (continue on to next page as needed), provide a detailed account of the situation to allow the Appeals Committee to understand the basis of the appeal (please submit additional pages/supporting documentation as necessary): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE that all decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.

 

 

 

  1. Print Name of Appellant Signature of Appellant                                    Date

 

All information provided to the Appeals Committee will be shared with both the Appellant and the PSO

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