The 2009 Canada Games Dreams and Champions Legacy Trust was established by the 2009 Canada Games Host Society with the surplus generated from Hosting the 2009 Canada Games.
The Trust was established as a permanent endowment for the development of athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and amateur sport organizations, and additionally, to support the programming of new venues constructed for the 2009 Canada Games hosted in the Province of Prince Edward Island.
The priorities of the Trust were outlined as follows:
the support of programs that enhance the development of emerging and high-performance athletes in Prince Edward Island;
providing support to programs that contribute to the sustainability of any facility constructed for the 2009 Canada Games in Prince Edward Island; and
providing support through training to increase leadership capacity and increasing support to athletes by promoting the growth and development of coaching, administration, sport official credentials in Prince Edward Island.
The 2009 Canada Games Dreams and Champions Legacy Trust Committee determines funding priorities on an annual basis.
While the Legacy Committee appreciates all the applications received not all submissions will be approved. As well, approved applications will not automatically receive the maximum grant identified.
The amounts of funds available by category are estimates only. The final number will not be confirmed until January of each year.