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Back to School Season

Team Canada athletes have always been incredible role models for youth across Canada. The journey to becoming an elite athlete is a long and tireless one; it requires hard work, determination, resilience, and a lot of heart. It is filled with wins, losses, heartbreak, celebrations, and years of effort. Along the way, you learn how to handle these situations, and how to overcome setbacks in order to meet your final goal: The Olympic Games. 

During these uncertain times, sharing your experiences with children across Canada can provide them with the inspiration, connection and strength they need. Your messages of resiliency, perseverance and determination can bring together the nation.

In honour of the Back to School Season, we wanted to share with you a collection of opportunities to get involved with the community and students across Canada: 

Participate in Olympic Education Projects

Captivate students across Canada through various programs created by the Canadian Olympic Committee including physical education videos, live chats and storytelling through resources and featured articles. 

If you would like to join our team in delivering programs that encourage students to challenge themselves, to pursue their dreams, and to enjoy the journey of every adventure, please send an email to Lisa Muzzo, Olympic Education Specialist, at lmuzzo@olympic.ca.

* Note – Honorariums are provided for participation when possible. 

Celebrate World Teachers Day on October 5th, 2020 

In our continued commitment to support teachers,we would like to encourage you all to post a video or image on social media spending a special message to a teacher that has an impact in your life. Let’s work together to thank the profession and celebrate teachers’ achievements, perseverance and dedication.

Are you ready for round #3 of Team Canada Champion Chats?

On October 28th, 2020,  Team Canada Champion Chats (TCCC) will be returning with a third and final live chat of the year. Through the collaborative work of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Classroom Champions, children from across the country will have the opportunity to interact with some inspirational Team Canada Olympians and Paralympians. Register today at championchats.olympic.ca.


Olympians Supporting Olympians

To show our support and encouragement of our Team Canada Olympic athletes who made the brave decision to prioritize the health of the country and withdraw from the Tokyo 2020 Games, the Canadian Olympic Foundation in partnership with the founding Flag Bearers, Rosie MacLennan, Hayley Wickenheiser and Charmaine Crooks, have launched an alumni campaign to fund direct, needs-based financial bursaries for athletes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is chance for Olympians to come together and continue their legacy, through meaningful support for our current and future Team Canada athletes. We are delighted that 100% of the donations through this initiative will be granted directly to athletes.

Be sure to check your inboxes for an email received on September 29th from Rosie, or read more here. To make a donation today, go to our official donation page.


Sport Chek offer for Team Canada

We are pleased to share an exciting one-time offer with you on behalf of Sport Chek. From October 1-11, Sport Chek is offering all Canadian National Team athletes and alumni up to 70% off in-store purchases. You will be receiving an email with a unique code tomorrow. Happy shopping!


Celebrating the Legacy of Canadian Olympians

Read about 2019 OLY Legacy Grant Recipient, Carolyn Trono and her impressive work with the Winnipeg’s Newcomer Sport Academy. Find the story here!


Unlock Your Potential as a Business Leader

Are you looking to make your mark in the business world? The EY Women Athletes Business Network is looking for female Olympians with outstanding leadership potential to join the 2021 Global Mentoring Program.

Using all the qualities gained from reaching the pinnacle of your sport and open to all Olympians whether actively competing or retired, the Global Mentoring Program will help you make the transition to a new career in excelling as an effective leader or entrepreneur.

After being matched with an EY Business mentor, who will help you set your career goals and plan for future growth, you will develop the skills needed to succeed in translating experiences in sport into business excellence.

Running over a 10-month period, you will expand your network with business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other elite athletes and participate in a series of one-to-one and online group sessions. Participants must be comfortable to read, write and speak in English.

Click here to view the full details and requirements of the program. To apply, visit the EY WABN application page but act fast as the October 31 deadline is approaching.


Apply for one of 52 grants through Athlete 365 worth $10,000 USD to support your work in the community

The P&G Athletes for Good Fund will provide grants to organizations that you choose in the charitable work areas of equality and inclusion, environmental sustainability and community impact. If you have already qualified, or are attempting to qualify, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this opportunity is available for you. Make a difference and apply for the P&G Athletes for Good Fund today!


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