SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019

AthletesCAN hosted the 2019 AthletesCAN Forum on September 20th-22th in Toronto, Ontario.

The AthletesCAN Forum remains the largest gathering of Canada’s athlete representatives outside of competition.  It brings together Canada’s high performance athletes and sport leaders to learn about the sport system, develop leadership skills, share ideas and network through interactive workshops and presentations.

The 2019 AthletesCAN Forum examined current sport culture and featured some of the world’s top sport leaders discussing crucial topics currently impacting #AthleteRights in the Canadian and international sport landscape.  Sessions in this year’s program included: safe sport, athlete agreements, athlete representation within governance, athlete wellness, human rights, anti-doping, Canada’s high performance sport strategy, leadership elections and more!

AthletesCAN would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their assistance in making the 2019 AthletesCAN Forum a resounding success:

External Presenters/Speakers:  Joanne Thomson (Sport Canada); Tom Hall (Game Plan); Krista Van Slingerland and Natalie Durand-Bush (CCMHS); Devin Heroux (CBC); Sami Jo Small (Ice Hockey); Billy Bridges (Para Ice Hockey); Dr. Bruce Kidd (University of Toronto); Dr. Gretchen Kerr (University of Toronto); Marie-Claude Asselin (SDRCC); Paul Melia (CCES); Rob Koehler (Global Athlete); Bree Schaaf (USOC AAC); Andrea Burk (Rugby); Erica Gavel (Wheelchair Basketball); Will Dean (Rowing); and Michael Linklater (Basketball).

AthletesCAN Speakers/Presenters: Dasha Peregoudova (Taekwondo); Robin Randall (Water Polo); Mercedes Nicoll (Snowboard); Pierre-Luc Laliberte (CanoeKayak); Bo Hedges (Wheelchair Basketball); Jillian Drouin (Athletics); Allison Forsyth (Alpine); Liam Smedley (CanoeKayak); Joy Spearchief-Morris (Athletics); Ashley LaBrie (Executive Director); Georgina Truman (Chief Content Creator); and Layth Gafoor (Lucentem Sports & Entertainment / Sport Solution).

Partners/Contributors: Sport Canada, Purolator Inc., Toronto Tourism, Game Plan, the Canadian Olympic Committee; IG Wealth Management, National Car Rental & Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Costco; CLIF Bar; Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), CCES, and Quest Audio Visual.