Nominations for the 41st Canadian Sport Awards are now OPEN!

(Ottawa, ON – June 11, 2018) On September 20, 2018, AthletesCAN will host the Canadian Sport Awards (CSA) in Ottawa, ON – a revival four years in the making. This iconic awards show was first established 45 years ago to showcase excellence in Canadian sport and quickly evolved to become the premier event for national sport achievement and leadership recognition.

Today, AthletesCAN announced its call for nominations for the CSA, which will award commitment, performance and leadership in sport related to accomplishments between August 21, 2017 and June 30, 2018 (with the exception of summer performance awards being extended to August 20, 2018).

The nomination period begins today and closes on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The performance awards nomination deadline for summer athletes is August 21, 2018. Finalists for each CSA award will be announced on September 5, 2018. Winners will be announced on September 20, 2018 at the Brookstreet Hotel.

"Building on the momentum of the 2018 Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, it is our goal to engage Canadians across the country and build a unique celebration which honours our athletes and sport at all levels,” says Dasha Peregoudova, AthletesCAN President. “We encourage Canadians, both in the sport system and beyond, to nominate their sporting heroes for their passion, achievement and leadership contributions to sport and society.”

The 2018 CSA will bring together members of the sport, media and corporate communities to honour nominees in the following categories: Sport Performance, Influencers, Corporate Support and the newly added People’s Choice. Staple awards of past editions of the CSA will be preserved, while a fresh set of new awards have been unveiled to honour today’s diverse sport leadership landscape, including the Inclusion Award – Obliterating Barriers in Sport, and the #AthleteVoice Award – Rep of the Year.

Nominate someone TODAY!

Please take the time to nominate a teammate, colleague, client, partner, employer or friend who deserves to be celebrated in one of the categories below. Consider nominating individuals or organizations whose accomplishments have yet to be publicly acknowledged.

Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
Team of the Year
Partners of the Year
Bruce Kidd Leadership Award
AthletesCAN Social Responsibility Award
Leadership in Sport Award
True Sport Award
Inclusion Award – Athletes Obliterating Barriers
#AthleteVoice Award – Rep of the Year
National Team Support
Individual Athlete Support
National Initiative Support

For the full list of awards and their descriptions, click here.

For the Canadian Sport Awards Guidelines, click here.

The 2018 Canadian Sport Awards will be hosted in Ottawa on Thursday, September 20, 2018 as part of the 26th annual AthletesCAN Forum. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for updates and ticket information.


About AthletesCAN
As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture.

To learn more about how you can support the 2018 Canadian Sport Awards, or for any other information related to AthletesCAN, please contact:

Ashley LaBrie
Executive Director
[email protected]

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