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In partnership with the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Sport NS hosted virtual Support4Sport Awards. 232 awards were distributed to deserving athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, sponsors and organizations from across the province. The Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month program was temporarily changed to the Good Sport Award and continued to recognize deserving athletes.


The spring/summer SportSweep program was cancelled due to COVID-19, but 11 groups participated in the fall/winter program, raising over $50,000 for amateur sport.



2020-21 marked 14 years of the Support4Sport program and $4.3 million was awarded to support provincial and community sport organizations, athletes, coaches, technical directors, and officials.


$326,000 of Support4Sport funding was used for the PSO Project program and 43 individual initiatives from 28 PSOs were funded in the areas of organizational effectiveness, coaching, officiating, participation, and excellence


With the help of Support4Sport, we were able to offer emergency COVID-19 funding to provincial sport organizations. Sport NS was the only provincial sport federation in the country to provide assistance for members to continue to operate throughout the lockdowns. 17 provincial sport organizations shared in $141,000 in emergency funding.


In addition to PSO emergency funding, Sport NS (through Support4Sport) was able to offer a Sport Fund COVID-19 recovery grant. The grant provided a total of $175,905 to 106 community sport organizations.


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39 provincial sport organizations received a total of $580,500 to support their Nova Scotia Performance Pathway Initiatives (NSPPI).


Three provincial sport organizations received a total of $11,940.50 in Canada Games legacy Access Funding to offset facility rental costs for their provincial teams.


Social media continued to be a vehicle for sharing our message and successes. We have over 5,600 followers on Twitter, 6,400 on Facebook, 1,000 LinkedIn and almost 2,000 on Instagram.



KidSport allocated $323,844 to help 1,144 children participate in organized sport.


The Province of Nova Scotia continued as the premier funding partner for Sport Nova Scotia. We also received notable contributions from the Halifax Youth Foundation ($25k) and the Darryl K. Seaman Hockey Fund ($21k), The Lawson Foundation ($14.4k) and Hockey NS ($18k).


Within the Sport Nova Scotia family, members also made significant donations to KidSport: $18,000 from Hockey Nova Scotia, $12,750 from Soccer Nova Scotia, and $3,500 from Baseball Nova Scotia and $2,500 from Volleyball Nova Scotia.


Cleve’s Source for Sports continued its support as the official equipment partner, and the annual Give the Gift of Sport campaign raised over $9k.