Supporting Canadian Athletes

Tools and Templates

Whether you’ve made it through the Athlete Leadership & Representation learning module (congratulations if you have!!) or if you’re looking for specific tools & templates to get you started, you’ve come to the right place.

Below is a list of resources referenced within this Leadership Module for quick access.

AthletesCAN Resources

Sport System 101
Sport System 101 is a web based leadership tool to help guide high performance athletes, and those looking to become high performance athletes, through the Canadian sport system from development to retirement. This learning tool allows for both developing and high performance athletes to easily find answers to frequently asked questions about the sport system while providing step-by-step solutions and/or links to additional resources.

Athletes on Boards
Athletes on Boards is a web based leadership tool to help Canada’s athletes develop the expertise they need to be strategic leaders in the boardroom. This interactive, searchable online learning tool presents information in a user-friendly manner. From understanding your role; attending, chairing and managing meetings; agendas and meeting materials; rules of order; meeting preparation; ensuring your voice is heard; conducting business between meetings; to dealing with conflict – you’ll get a crash course in everything you need to know to effectively represent the athlete voice at the decision making table.

Sport Solution
Sport Solution provides assistance to national team athletes in resolving sports related legal issues and offers support throughout the dispute resolution process. The program also offers athletes guidance on how to prevent conflict and understand the fair administration of sport. Sport Solution responds to the legal needs of athletes on a full range of issues and can provide information about:

  • General Inquiries and Concerns
  • NSO Procedures
  • How to Prepare for NSO Appeals and Arbitration at the SDRCC
  • Your Athlete Agreement
  • Corresponding With Your NSO
  • Athlete Agreement (link to English / French document)
  • Team selection (link to webpage)

Athlete Leadership and Representation Module Resources

Athlete-Centered Sport

Athlete-Centered Sport

Athlete Representation

Athlete Representative Checklist
Athlete Representative Job Descriptions & Selection Process
Communications Timeline
Succession Planning Matrix
Athletes’ Council Standards
Canadian Divers Athletes’ Council Terms of Reference
Athlete Report – Overview
How to Build an Athlete Report
Sample Athlete Report – Diving Plongeon Canada 2008
Canadian Sport Centres
Canadian ISF Websites
Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission Terms of Reference


Introductory Athlete Rep Email Template
Social Media Guidebook
Athlete Representative Job Descriptions & Selection Process
Sample Recruitment Template
Athlete Rep-Council Meeting Evaluation Form Template
Dale Carnegie Training: Speaking More Effectively


Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities
Issue Identification, Assessment and Evaluation Process
Athlete Agreement
Athlete Rights – Netball America
Athlete Funding Opportunities

Additional Resources

IOC Athlete’s Handbook

Other Important Links

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
Sport Law & Strategy Group
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

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