Supporting Canadian Athletes

Leadership Modules

In contributing to a strong and vibrant Canadian sport system, AthletesCAN is committed to developing athlete leaders, who lead by example, inspire others to excel and contribute to meaningful change where they live, work and play.

As a part of this objective, AthletesCAN is dedicated to providing effective training and leadership skill development to Canada’s national team athletes to afford them the opportunity to gain a significant level of confidence, comfort and knowledge in representing their voice and those of their teammates both on and off the field of play.  As a means to facilitate sport knowledge transfer between athletes and sport organizations, AthletesCAN has developed Leadership Modules which focus on a number of athlete leadership and representation areas.  The modules provide the practical skills for athlete leaders to ensure their sport is athlete-centered and best practices are in place to foster a fair, responsive and supportive sport system; enabling athletes to perform at their best and reach their goals, both on and off the field of play, through engaged participation at decision making tables.

The following documents represent the ongoing chapters of a competencies based learning model for athlete leadership development. The leadership modules have been tailored to create a more athlete focused, concise and user friendly learning experience, providing links to more detailed information as required and easily referenced materials to share with your teammates.

Athletes On Boards

Sport System 101

Athlete Leadership & Representation


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