AthletesCAN Forum Program

The 2020 AthletesCAN Forum was hosted virtually from October 23rd-23th, 2020. The annual AthletesCAN Forum is the largest and most inclusive gathering of Canada’s national team 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, seminars and presentations. The 2020 AthletesCAN Forum featuring the 43rd Canadian Sport Awards (CSA) featured some of the country’s top sport leaders discussing crucial topics currently impacting the Canadian sport landscape. Sessions in this year’s program included: safe sport, athlete holistic wellness, athlete human rights, athlete representation, and leadership elections. Both Forum and the CSA were delivered virtually, with complimentary registration for all AthletesCAN members and sport system leaders.

A special thank you to our sport system and event partners Sport Canada, Game Plan, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paraylmpic Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission, Canadian Paralympic Committee Athletes' Council, World Players Association, Global Athlete, and FMAV. We would also like to thank our talented speakers, Joanne Thomson (Sport Canada), Michelle Williams (Being Here, Human), Rachelle Bensoussan (Being Here, Human), Neville Wright (Athletics/Bobsleigh), Charity Williams (Rugby), Tewanee Joseph (Tewanee Consulting Group), Andrea Burk (Resonant Leadership), Allison Forsyth (AthletesCAN), Roz Groenewoud (Freestyle Skiing), Tony Walby (Para Judo), Ian Moss (Gymnastics Canada), Diana Tesic (McLaren Global Sport Solutions), Josh Vander Vies (Boccia), Micheal Linklater (3x3 Basketball), Rob Koehler (Global Athlete), and Gigi Alford (World Players Association).