Canada U20 Successful on the Field in JWRT Qualifier but What Fuels the Success and How You Can Help

The Canadian U20 team have defeated the USA U20 team in a two game series, with Canada winning both matches. That’s not an easy task, in 2016 the USA won the series, in 2017 the teams split the games with Canada advancing on aggregate, the same happened in 2018. 2019 is the first time in a while that Canada have won both matches and went through on a comfortable aggregate of 67 to 38.

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Monty Heald National Women’s Fund

Monty Heald Fund November 2019 Update

Thank you for coming to this page to make a donation to the Monty Heald Fund in support of Rugby Canada’s Women’s XV program.

With the help of generous donors like you, the Fund’s first campaign was a great success. Since its launch in the lead up to the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, not a single player has been asked to reach into her pocket to offset team expenses. She was able to concentrate on her training and preparations with the team on the road to the WRWC..

Now we look to the 2021 and the next WRWC, this time in New Zealand. Elite player development in the UK, France and New Zealand is heavily impacted through the semi professional women’s leagues in those countries and will result in an international field of play more advanced than ever before. Thank you for your support in ensuring we are not left behind. Remember, 100% of your donation goes to the National Women’s XV program. Like rugby players across the country, donors to the MHF come in all shapes and sizes. All contributions are welcome and every donation is very much appreciated. Your donation delivers a powerful message of support to the players.

Many thanks for your support!

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Bytown Rugby Foundation

The Bytown Rugby Foundation has three funds described below. For more information visit their website at

Donations can be made online using the form below and selecting the appropriate fund from the drop down list.

Bytown Eastern Ontario Fund: Donations to the Eastern Ontario Fund will provide financial support to a current student (high school or lower grades) registering with any rugby club in Eastern Ontario.

The Fund will also provide support for current club players playing with any club in Eastern Ontario who are participating on a representative rugby team (U19 and lower).

Bytown Blues Fund: Donations to the Bytown Blues Fund will provide financial support to a current student (high school or lower grades) registering to play rugby club for the Bytown Blues RFC.

The Fund will also provide support for current club players playing with any club in Eastern Ontario who are participating on a representative rugby team (U19 and lower).

Bytown George Fortier Scholarship: Donations to the George Fortier Scholarship will support the Foundation with providing a scholarship to a deserving student who has been involved with their high school rugby program and who plans to continue their education after high school

Brantford Harlequins RFC Charitable Fund


The Brantford Harlequins RFC Charitable Fund is comprised of 2 components, the Endowment Fund and the Capital Projects Accumulation Fund. 50% of each and every donation will be allocated to these two components.

Brantford Harlequins RFC will appoint 2 named “Foundation Representatives”.  These representatives will hold the position of Foundation Representative for a maximum four years in total in any consecutive six year period.  The positions will be renewed bi-annually at the AGM of Brantford Harlequins RFC.  The Foundation Representatives will be responsible for liaising with the Canadian Rugby Foundation and encouraging donations to the fund from all avenues available as well as distributing funds to the club.

The Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund will accumulate permanent capital.   This capital will generate interest that will be paid to the club each year for the expenses outlined below.  The Brantford Harlequins RFC Foundation Representatives require that all payments be approved prior to the expense being incurred by the recipient.   All approvals will be at the discretion of the Foundation Representatives and an Endowment Fund “Request For Funds” application must be completed by the recipient.

Annual guidelines for amounts and eligibility for receiving these funds will be published each January/February when it is known how much is available to be paid from The Endowment Fund.  The Foundation Representatives will be responsible for formulating and publishing these guidelines each year.

1)      Brantford Harlequins coach development and/or compensation

2)      Brantford Harlequins member/player/coach support for Elite programs outside of the Brantford Harlequins RFC club program

3)      Brantford Harlequins members who are referees are eligible for educational and development support as well as expenses related to refereeing at out of province Elite level events

The Capital Projects Accumulation Fund (CPAF)

The CPAF will accumulate capital that can be drawn upon to fund Brantford Harlequins RFC Executive Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee (Futures Committee) approved capital projects for the improvement of and expansion to the Brantford Harlequins RFC facilities.  This includes but is not limited to the acquisition of real property.   In order to be eligible for funds from the CPAF a project must have a cost of more than $20,000.00.   This fund is not to be accessed for repairs and maintenance.


Thunder Indigenous Rugby Program

A fund specifically for the Thunder Indigenous Rugby Program has been setup, the donation form is attached below.

Program Desciption

ThunderThe Thunder continue to soar, promoting the great game of 7’s rugby to Indigenous communities in Canada.  The Thunder focus on Sevens Rugby, an exciting version of rugby, and is now recognized as an Olympic Sport.

Goals: The Thunder aims to offer a structured vehicle to promote the game of rugby to Indigenous communities and to identify potential high performance Indigenous athletes that could one day represent Canada.


  • Develop a full-time Thunder Rugby Development officer position
  • Continue to offer Summer Rugby Camps for Indigenous Youth
  • Showcase Indigenous athletes at 7s tournaments
  • Grow programs for U18, U16 and U14 Indigenous youth
  • Introduce rugby to Indigenous communities
  • Expand coaching staff and facilitate coach development.

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