Reminder! Call for Applications: Chef de Mission & Athlete Services Officer
Chef de Mission: 2023 Santiago Pan American Games & 2024 South Korea Youth Olympic Games
Athlete Services Officer: 2023 Santiago Pan American Games & 2024 Paris Olympic Games
These marquee roles exist for you to believe in your legacy and contribute to the team’s Games experience in a positive, relevant way. These Games-time volunteer opportunities are about more than just being involved; they will empower you to activate the wisdom, experience and compassion that come with being a Team Canada athlete in real-time, with real influence in a real way. The applications will remain open until October 11.
An Update from the BC2030 Feasibility Team
Thank you for your continued interest to engage with the BC2030 Feasibility Team as we continue to work under the leadership of the Líl̓wat (Lil’wat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, to determine the feasibility of moving forward with a potential bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games back to Canada. In an effort to keep you informed on our progress, we are pleased to share a first edition of a Games Engagement newsletter.
In the first edition, you will learn about the following:
- Project Update
- What We Are Hearing
- Did You Know and Knowledge Nugget
- Feature Engagement Session
- Meet 2030 Athlete Ambassadors: Richard Peter and Clara Hughes
- Youth Vision and Podium Jacket Winners
For full information on the 2030 project, visit www.gamesengagement.ca.
COC joining Abuse-Free Sport
The Canadian Olympic Committee is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport. The COC, and its stakeholders, will have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport, following a transition period which will end no later than December 21, 2022. There is more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program here, on the OSIC here, and on the COC here.
Game Plan’s Career Exploration Series
Game Plan’s career series is a 4-week online series constructed to help you with the beginning stages of career exploration. Led by two Game Plan Advisors, Sophie Brassard and Sarah Kiengersky, this series will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about career planning with facilitators who have an in-depth understanding of the nuances of high performance sport. Exploring this while actively pursuing your national team career will help set you up for success in the beginning stages of creating a career plan. Sign-up here!
Game Plan + Smith Networking Event
Attention all Team Canada athletes who are currently attending or have graduated from a Smith School of Business Professional Graduate or Certificate in Business program!
Smith and Game Plan would like to invite you to an in-person networking event on Thursday, October 13th at the Smith Toronto facility, located in the heart of Canada’s financial centre, accessible by GO, subway and the PATH system.
Come celebrate with other athletes, and network with corporate partners and special guests.
More details and a link to register for the event have been shared via email (so check your inboxes)!
Interested in becoming a Smith student? Contact your Game Plan advisor today and start planning your educational journey with Smith School of Business.
IOC Young Leaders Program
The IOC Young Leaders Program is delivered over four years to give participants sufficient time to go through the phases of developing a social business/project that provides a localized sport-based solution to a pressing challenge in their respective communities.
Each year of the program is designed around the development of the young leader and their sport-based social business/project. Overall, the learning journey encompasses a wide range of subjects and experts, in areas such as human centred-design, prototyping, ecosystem mapping, leadership skills, customer segmentation, public relations, fundraising, impact measurement, user research, user testing, digital communications and finance.