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Staff

Lindsay Smith

Lindsay Smith

Manager, Athlete Projects & Operations (2023-24)
Phone: 613-526-4025 Ext. 225
Email: lsmith@athletescan.ca

Lindsay Smith (she/her) is the Manager of Athlete Projects and Operations at AthletesCAN for the 2023-24 year. Lindsay will be responsible for overseeing direct interaction with AthletesCAN members, committees, staff, corporate and system partners and the Board of Directors to build and leverage athlete-driven data and insights to create impactful change. She will also oversee all governance and operations processes on behalf of the organization.

Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Lindsay specialized in national and international multi-sport Games, having held various sport operations roles at organizations including the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games and the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. Lindsay was also a member of Team Ontario Mission Staff for the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games where she prepared athletes in the lead up to and supported athletes during their time at the Games. 

Lindsay holds a Master of Arts, Sport Management (MA) and a Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM), both from Brock University and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) from the University of British Columbia. 

Alicia Renaud-Paquin

Alicia Renaud-Paquin

Manager, Athlete Projects & Operations
Parental Leave 2023-24
Email: arenaudpaquin@athletescan.ca

Alicia Reanud-Paquin (she/her)  is the Manager of Athlete Projects and Operations at AthletesCAN. Alicia will be responsible for overseeing direct interaction with AthletesCAN members, committees, staff, corporate and system partners and the Board of Directors to build and leverage athlete-driven data and insights to create impactful change. She will also oversee all governance and operations processes on behalf of the organization.

Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Alicia held several athlete-facing roles at the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). While with the COC, she helped plan Team Canada’s participation at the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games and worked on several sport inclusion and community engagement initiatives, including education, women and girls in sport, and LGBTQI2S+ initiatives. Alicia also volunteered with the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League, where she supported the growth of artistic swimming at the university level within Canada, highlighted by efforts to increase the inclusion of men within the sport, as well as the Sport for Life Principles.

Alicia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, a certificate in Project Management from McGill University, and a certificate in Sport Industry Essentials from Columbia University. She is also a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)-Level 1 Certified Coach in artistic swimming and is currently pursuing a certificate in Nutrition Coaching.

Alan Hudes

Alan Hudes

Manager, Communications & Sport Partnerships
Phone: 613-526-4025 Ext. 224
Email: ahudes@athletescan.ca 

Alan Hudes (he/him) is the Manager of Communications and Sport Partnerships at AthletesCAN. In his role, Alan works closely with the organization’s membership as well as National and Multisport Organization stakeholders to promote and tell the stories of Canadian national team athletes. His portfolio includes the development and assessment of marketing and branding strategies, media relations, original multiplatform content creation, and community management of AthletesCAN’s digital channels.

Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Alan held key roles over five years with U SPORTS, helping elevate and transform the commercial efforts of the national brand of university sports in Canada. His previous experience also includes various positions in the sports media and communications industry, including with Maccabi Canada, Hockey Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, TSN SportsCentre, Yahoo! Sports Canada and the National Post, among others.

Alan holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

Kristin Henry

Kristin Henry

Coordinator, Operations
Email: khenry@athletescan.ca

Kristin Henry (she/her) is the Coordinator, Operations at AthletesCAN. She will be responsible for the general operation and administrative processes within AthletesCAN, as well as data management and collecting perspectives to help support Canadian National Team athletes.

Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Kristin was a national team athlete with Rowing Canada Aviron for seven years and competed at multiple World Championships, World Cups & the Pan American Games. Since retiring from high performance sport, she has been working as an administrator for a private counselling practice, as well as a local rowing organization.

Kristin has maintained a connection to the rowing world and this has fueled her passion to help support both current and future national team athletes. She is currently a member of Rowing Canada Aviron’s Governance and Policy Committee that was formed in the fall of 2022. Kristin also volunteers with the Simon Fraser University Rowing Team and is helping rebuild a high-performance program following the impact of the pandemic.

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Certificate of Forensic Studies from Simon Fraser University, and a Certificate of Law from Queen’s University.

Jacob Morris

Jacob Morris

Coordinator, Digital Media & Communications
Email: jmorris@athletescan.ca

Jacob Morris (he/him) is the Coordinator of Digital Media and Communications at AthletesCAN. In this role, Jacob is responsible for growing and engaging AthletesCAN’s membership with creative digital content across their various media platforms. His portfolio also includes growing AthleteCAN’s media impact and maintaining the organization’s online presence.

Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Jacob worked in the Communications and Public Relations Department of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). While at the COC, he led the overhaul of Team Canada’s corporate executive social media accounts, positioning them as thought leaders in the sport space. Jacob also helped the COC launch Team Canada’s first ever all-digital media guide at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, enabling a user-focused, eco-friendly alternative to the traditional printed media guide. 

For several years, Jacob ran his own Communications Agency, Mile 27 PR, which focused on serving National Sport Organizations and community-based businesses with their communication strategies. Jacob also volunteers with the Grindstone Award Foundation, helping assist girls from low-income families with the high costs associated with playing hockey.

Jacob holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and an Advanced Diploma in Sport Management from Humber College, where he completed a capstone project entitled Making Social Media a Priority for Sport Organizations. He is currently completing a Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences (Sport Management) at Brock University.

Nicolas Rouleau

Nicolas Rouleau

Project Manager, AthleteHUB
Email: nrouleau@athletescan.ca

Nicolas Rouleau is responsible for leading the AthleteHUB project development until its successful delivery in 2024 and provide effective support to AthletesCAN staff, Board, members, alumni and volunteers. 

Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Nicolas developed an expertise in international Multisport Games through various positions at the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and more recently, as an advisor with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).  

Nicolas helped prepare Canadian delegations attending the Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games as well as two Pan American Games. In addition to supporting logistics ahead of the Games, Nicolas held key operational roles on site, mostly focusing on travel and accommodation.