The Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative, or OHPSI program was designed to support a comprehensive provincial high performance sport system that allows for sustained success of athletes and coaches at the very highest levels of international sport. The goal of the OHPSI program is to identify and support Ontario athletes who are best capable of achieving future international success on senior national teams in targeted winter and summer Olympic/Paralympic and Pan/Para Pan Am Games sports.
Through the OHPSI program, CSIO provides leadership, coaching support, sport science and sport medicine services, equipment and technology, competition and training camp enhancements, and facility access to create optimal daily training environments for Ontario athletes and coaches.
The program also aims for CSIO to build stronger relationships with Provincial and National Sport Organizations (PSOs and NSOs) while providing support to targeted athletes that are demonstrating they are on the pathway towards future international success. This approach is intimately tied and aligned to Own the Podium’s vision and strategy to optimize a targeted approach to increasing Canada’s potential for future international podium performances.
CSIO currently supports the following 20 sports through the 2018-2019 OHPSI program:
- Beach Volleyball
- Cross Country Skiing
- Figure Skating
- Freestyle Skiing
- Men’s Indoor Volleyball
- Synchronized Swimming
- Wheelchair Basketball
- Wheelchair Rugby
- Women’s Basketball
- Women’s Hockey
- Women’s Rugby Sevens
The OHPSI Program would not be possible without the support of the Ontario Government and the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.
CSIO Sport Partnership Guide - UPDATED September 2019
For historical background information on OHPSI, please see Coaches Plan – click here.
For questions, please contact:
Tommy Wharton, Director, High Performance Sport