AthletesCAN Statement Re: IPC Decision on IWBF Transitional Period for Non-Eligible Athletes

April 14, 2021 - It is with extreme disappointment that AthletesCAN learned the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) April 12, 2021 news that their request for a transitional period for players deemed non-eligible in the Classification Reassessment Process had been denied by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board.


Resource to Support Athletes Navigate Possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations Now Available

April 8, 2021 - AthletesCAN, with the support of Sport Solution, is pleased to release the resource, I Tested Positive? How to Respond to a Possible Anti-Doping Rule Violation. The resource provides a straightforward guide for athletes should they have an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) asserted against them according to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).


Career Opportunity: Manager, Communications and Sport Partnerships

AthletesCAN is looking for a motivated and qualified individual to join their dedicated team as its Manager, Communication and Sports Partnerships.

Location: Canada (work to be performed remotely)
Reports to: President of the Board of Directors
Type of Position: Full-time
Primary Language: English
Application deadline: 2021-04-16
Expected start date: Mid-May

The Manager, Communications and Sports Partnerships will be responsible for:


AthletesCAN Pleased to Release Athlete Commercial Agreement Template

March 12, 2021 - AthletesCAN, with the support of Sport Canada, is pleased to announce the Athlete Commercial Agreement Template now available for adoption by National Sport Organizations (NSOs). The Athlete Commercial Agreement was a key recommendation made by the Athlete Agreement Working Group to achieve a balanced and fair commercial environment in the Canadian sport system.


Members of Diversity & Equity Advisory Committee Announced

March 2, 2021 – Following its June 2020 statement to address and combat racism and discrimination in sport, AthletesCAN is pleased to announce the selected members of the Diversity and Equity (DE) Advisory Committee. As athlete leaders and catalysts for positive change, this committee will be pivotal in creating diverse and inclusive environments for the athlete voice to thrive in the Canadian sport system.


Athlete Groups and Anti-Doping-Leaders Join Forces to Call for further reforms of WADA

November 11, 2020 (OTTAWA) - Athlete representatives from 14 countries join forces with 14 leading National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) to collectively call on meaningful reform at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). As individual organizations, we have repeatedly submitted formal proposals for change. Now we speak collectively to elevate our call for more independence, transparency, and accountability at WADA. And we reaffirm the need to strengthen human rights and eliminate conflicts of interest in the anti-doping system



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