The athlete who decides to retire from top-level sport must notify the actors from the sports world that supports him.
What to do :
National Sport Organization (NSO)
Contact the manager of the national team or high-level program;
Équipe Québec – for members of the Québec government program. To verify the eligibility for a retired award.
Contact Marie-Josée Lavoie
(418) 646-6137 ext 3656
Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program (PAA)
Sometimes, the ONS are responsible for transmitting information to their Sport Canada advisor. It is however recommended to carded athletes and recently retired to learn about the programs offered. Examples of programs: financial support for retirement, relocation costs. See information on the Sport Canada website.
The Institut national du sport du Québec can provide athletes who are retiring, or considering retirement, with support.
INS Québec offers personal development services such as:
- guidance through the retirement process;
- identifying potential financial support and resources available to make the transition easier.
- We provide the Bronze coverage of the insurance program PAAC for free for the first year following the retirement of the athlete.
Athletes may, depending on their situation and status as an active athlete, take advantage of services and financial programs that will help them in their transition for at least two years following their retirement.
To better identify your needs and the nature of support required we recommend making an appointment with INS Québec’s Athlete Services Advisor