Ministère de l’éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES)

Curling Quebec, like other recognized sports federations, is supported by the Ministère d’éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur (MEES) in order to achieve the following objectives :

  • Create and implement a development plan of sporting excellence

  • Implement training and development programs

  • Develop and manage a network of competitions and provincial championships

  • Represent Quebec curling with the Canadian association (Curling Canada) and the world association (World Curling Federation)

Identified Athletes

Each year, Curling Quebec can identify a predetermined number of athletes in each of the following categories: élite, relève, and espoir. Each identified athlete in the élite and relève categories will also be eligible to receive a tax credit for high performance athletes.


By taking the right action at the right time, kids will become active, will get hooked on the sport and may even reach the top of world rankings. Below you will find a resume of the logistics behind the long-term athlete development program (LTAD).

The generic LTAD model is composed of seven phases:

  • Phase 1 : Active start (0-6 yrs)
  • Phase 2 : FUNdamental (girls 6-8, boys 6-9)
  • Phase 3 : Learn to train (girls 8-11, boys 9-12)
  • Phase 4 : Train to train (girls 11-15, boys 12-16)
  • Phase 5 : Train to compete (girls 15-21, boys 16-23)
  • Phase 6 : Train to win (girls 18+, boys 19+)
  • Phase 7 : Active for life (participants of all ages)

Sport is for life (French)!