In the spring of 2009, Water Polo Canada obtained a grant from Sport Canada to
nationalize the the I Love Water Polo (ILWP) program and run a pilot in Atlantic Canada. The Ottawa Titans Water Polo Club developed the first version of ILWP, and has been operating the program in the Ottawa region since 2001. Water Polo Canada has merged the core components of the ILWP Ottawa Titans program
with its NCCP Community Sport
– Initiation coaching program to form a National standardized ILWP.
In May 2005 the Titan’s I Love Water Polo award won an award of excellence from the Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). Nancy Snihur, who was the first administrative volunteer and developed the strategic plan, business case, Trillium grant application and many of the promotional material, accepted the award on behalf of the Titans.
In the spring of 2005, Ontario Water Polo (OWP) obtained a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support the Association’s efforts to enhance awareness and interest in water polo, strengthen the network of water polo clubs and affiliates across Ontario, and increase access to the sport.