Supporting Canadian Athletes


AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world.  As the collective voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture.

AthletesCAN is a multi-sport service organization representing all national team athletes including Aboriginal, Paralympic, Pan American Games, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games athletes, among others.


As the collective voice for Canadian athletes, AthletesCAN influences a sport system that empowers our athletes to achieve their full potential on the field of play and beyond.


The collective athlete voice is a central part of decision making in an athlete centered sport system.


AthletesCAN promotes and lives the following athlete focused values in our work and through our actions:

Leadership: Athletes maximize their abilities to lead by example, inspire others to excel, and effect positive change where they live, work and play when they are equipped with the necessary skills and opportunities.

Courage: Athletes are empowered to influence positive change to ensure the rights of athletes are supported and respected when formal representation structures are in place and a collaborative culture is fostered within the sport system.

Transparency: Athletes excel when communication is honest and frequent. Full participation, collaboration and an open dialogue with all stakeholders leads to superior results on the field of play and beyond.

Excellence: Athletes thrive in a high performance culture rooted in diversity, inclusion, innovation and integrity.

Strategic Plan

AthletesCAN 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

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