Club Resources

Safe Sport

ARA SafeSport Policy Manual

Below are ARA formatted forms and RCA forms for clubs to brand for themselves.

There are two forms needed on initial screening:

  1. Application Form
  2. Screening Disclosure Form

Alternatively, depending on how a club may be doing the screening it may make more sense for the the two above forms to be amalgamated, so there is a combination of both labelled Application and Screening Disclosure Form.

Screening is valid for three years from the date a status is given.  Status being “cleared”, “not cleared” or “cleared with conditions”. The final form is the:

  1. Screening Renewal Form

This is due yearly until the three-year mark when screening needs to be done again.

Regatta Sanctioning

Alberta Regatta Sanctioning Protocols

Regatta Sanctioning Documents are ready for distribution.  If you’re hosting a regatta this summer the documents are available on request.
Please contact the office for more information.

The sanction document package includes:

  • Event Sanction Process — Overview
  • Information to Support the RCA Event Checklist
  • Event Sanction Application
  • Event Report

The RCA Event Sanction policy can be found here:

Also note the RCA Rule 3.5 – Quick Release Foot StretchersCan be found here

Provincial Grants

ARA Club Grant
Click here for ARA Club Grant Program Draft
Click here for ARA Club Grant Application Form

Alberta Lottery Fund
The Alberta Lottery Fund uses gaming revenues to benefit thousands of volunteer initiatives across the province every year. From skating rinks and health care facilities, to playgrounds, roads and marching bands, the Alberta Lottery Fund helps to enhance and improve Alberta’s communities.

Alberta Government

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP)
CFEP is a matching grant program. It provides financial assistance to build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or otherwise improve sports, recreational, cultural or other related family and community wellness facilities. The maximum level of funding for any one facility is $125,000 per fiscal year.

Community Initiatives Program (CIP)
CIP funding is approved on a matching grant basis. It supports project based initiatives in areas such as community services, seniors’ services, libraries, arts and culture, sports, education, health and recreation. The maximum grant level will be $75,000 per project per year.

Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) Grants

Coach and Official Development Initiatives
Coaches and officials play key roles in sports. That’s why the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF) offers grants for coaches and officials.

These grants advance coaching and officiating development in Alberta, and support the Alberta Sport Plan and the Canadian Sport Policy.

Event Support Program
The Event Support Program focuses on sport, recreation, parks and wildlife program development. The program provides financial support to communities and associations to assist them in hosting major events, and as a result, promotes economic growth throughout the province.

Podium Alberta
The Alberta High Performance Athlete Assistance Program grant supports Alberta’s high performance athletes.

Donation Fund Program
Clubs can use this program for donations from supporters who are looking for a tax receipt. Minimum donation – $250.00

RCA Info & Resources

Athlete Monitoring Program
For athletes involved in or interested in high performance programming.

Latest News and Results
Can be found on their homepage:

Updated information on the new programs can be found here.

Policies and Guidelines
This link takes you to the page on the RCA web-site that lists all of their policies and guidelines – including Insurance information.

Event Sanctioning / Regatta Manual
A .pdf of the Regatta Manual can be found on this page, it  is designed for all clubs and organizations that host or plan to host regattas, big or small.

Rules of Racing
The Member approved Rules of Racing can be downloaded from here:

Donation Fund Program

The ASRPWF administers the Donation Fund, which can provide tax-deductible receipts for unconditional contributions to amateur sport or recreation in Alberta.

For full details of the program go to their website:

If your club would like to participate in the program, please contact the ARA office.