SHARE YOUR SUPPORT TO THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC HOPEFULS
As a Legacy Olympian, you have a lifelong opportunity to make a difference. Your insight, leadership, and wisdom can make an everlasting impact, and the strength of unity is something Team Canada will never take for granted. Have something to share to our Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopefuls? This can be an inspirational quote, information you wish you knew as the Games approached, or any words of encouragement for Team Canada. As you know well, any sense of ease and belonging can be crucial in this pressure-packed time. Submit your message here!
LAUNCH OF TEAM CANADA CHAMPION CHATS
The Olympic Education team is excited to announce a brand new program launched in conjunction with the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Classroom Champions – Team Canada Champion Chats. This is a program that empowers millions of Canadian students to embrace and take on challenges, prioritize mental health, achieve goals, and ultimately, be a champion in their school, home, and community! The content will feature three rounds of four-week video lessons from Canadian athletes that are aligned with Canada’s school curriculum and will equip teachers with lesson plans and worksheets to use in class. Each four-week curriculum will culminate in a massive nation-wide live chat, giving communities the chance to connect directly with Olympic and Paralympic athletes. This year, Olympic and Paralympic champions, Tessa Virtue and Benoît Huot, have joined to host the chats. Visit the Team Canada Champion Chats website to register or learn more.
DEADLINE APPROACHING: SIGN UP FOR THE 2019-2020 GAME PLAN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Are you passionate about giving back to the next generation? As a mentor, you would be paired with a Game Plan eligible athlete interested in the your career path and experience. Through this six-month process, mentees will meet with their respective mentors a minimum of 6 times, either virtually (phone, Skype, email) or face-to-face, to discuss career strategies, develop new perspectives, and expand their professional networks, all while improving and developing numerous interpersonal skills. Help our network of Canadian athletes reach their goals! Apply here.
FOUR $20,000 GRANTS TO BE AWARDED
The IOC Sport and Active Society Commission is looking to award four $20,000 grants to grassroots organizations that are using sport and physical activity as a means to tackle social issues around the world. Olympians working for a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), non-profit, or charitable foundation, or an International or National Sports Organization can apply for these annual grants. As an Olympian, you can apply to help grow your project and reach even more people through sport. Read more to learn about the initiative, and fill out an application if you are interested.