Established in August 2009 mainly to provide funding for non-Olympic archery disciplines and to fill the voids in government funding. The fund, managed and held by the Canadian Olympic Foundation, has been growing steadily and has been augmented through the amalgamation of the Winnipeg Archery Trust Fund and WW Gunter Memorial Bursary fund.
The Fund receives an annual contribution from Archery Canada in the amount of $1 per registrant of the national body – approximately $7,500-$8,500 annually plus donations that may be received each year.
The Foundation’s mandate is to support the overall advancement of the sport of archery in Canada, with targeted support to the non-Olympic disciplines of archery.
A key program of the Foundation is the In Memoriam Book of Remembrance for the archery community to express their condolences and recognition of key Canadian archers who have made significant contributions to archery in Canada. The Book of Remembrance is maintained annually to remember the many great members of the community in whose memory donations have been made to build the Foundation and leave a legacy in a sport for which they had a passion.
Archery Canada, a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association, accepts all donations that are directed to the AF.ca Fund. With a donation of $125 or more, the donor will receive a Foundation Supporter Memorial Coin.
The Archery Foundation Board of Directors shall consist of no less than five (5) and no more than 11 members who have been solicited from the Canadian archery community and through external recruitment efforts as set out by the CAF Board. No more than 50% of the Board can be external to the Archery Canada community, defined as those who have been registered participants of AC for at least 5 years and have served on an AC or a Provincial Board or Committee. In this way, there will be a balance of members with archery experience as well as those with foundation and/or fundraising experience.
A current Director of the AC Board may sit on the CAF Board of Directors, and act as a liaison between the two Boards. The Executive Director of AC will be Ex officio advisor to the Foundation Board. The Foundation Board will elect a chair for a 2 year term from amongst them.