Celebrating Black History Month with Team Canada

Athlete written articles that you do not want to miss:

In addition, the Canadian Olympic School Program (COSP) has proudly celebrated the stories of 8 inspiring Team Canada athletes who have left a legacy in Canada. Driven by their values, commitment and quest for personal excellence, students will be inspired by some of the nation’s greatest role models and ambassadors including, Raymond Lewis, Phil Edwards, Daniel Igali, Gary Reed, Jennifer Abel, Seyi Smith, Sarah Nurse and Tammara Thibeault. 

Coaching Education with Game Plan

Game Plan and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will provide support to athletes who are planning to coach in the Competition-Development (Comp-Dev) stream, or the Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) program as part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Support will be for one year with up to $1000 in grants (and a minimum of $100). The deadline to apply is March 24, 2021. For more information, visit the Game Plan website, or you can find the application here.

Launch New Projects with a $5,000 World Olympian Association Grant

Apply now for a WOA Service to Olympians or WOA Service to Society Grant and you could receive $5,000 support from the World Olympian Association. If you have an idea for a project that would make a positive impact in your community or offer new opportunities to your fellow Olympians, we want to hear from you. Olympians around the world are already using their WOA Grants to lead projects that inspire physical activity, promote sustainability, teach new skills, organize reunions, celebrate iconic Olympic moments and more.

Click here to apply or find out more. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

Protecting the Environment as a Project for an IOC Young Leader: Seyi Smith

Canada’s Oluseyi “Seyi” Smith is one of the rare athletes to have taken part in both the Games of the Olympiad, in athletics, and the Olympic Winter Games, in bobsleigh. Today he is an IOC Young Leader who is dreaming of a world with zero carbon emissions. His project is to combat the profusion of plastic objects (bottles, cups, etc.) in stadiums. This champion tells us how he is putting his sustainable development ideas into practice. Read more about his story here.

AthletesCAN Launches New Athlete Leadership Resources

AthletesCAN is pleased to introduce three new resources to their athlete leadership education suite. These resources will further support effective leadership and skill development of Canada’s national team athletes in representing their voice and those of their teammates at National Sport Organization (NSO) decision-making tables.

Click here to access the Athlete Leadership Resources.

For Active Summer Athletes: Tokyo 2020 Playbook

The Playbooks are the basis of the IOC’s collective game plan to ensure that all Olympic and Paralympic Games participants and the people of Tokyo and Japan are safe and healthy this summer. They outline the responsibilities of all Games participants and the rules that must be followed – starting 14 days before travel as well as entry to Japan, throughout the Games, and departing. Each and every one of us plays an integral role in ensuring that these Games are safe and successful for all, and we encourage you to lead by example, following these rules, in your day-to-day activities. If you are interested in reading this playbook, you can download the files here.

Calling All 1976 OLY

It’s come to our attention that each member of the 1976 Olympic team was gifted with a maple tree sapling ready for planting. We would love to hear from anyone who may have planted one of those trees in hopes we can help tell the story of these saplings. Reach out to us at if you want to be involved!

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