Alicia Renaud-Paquin to join AthletesCAN as Manager, Athlete Projects and Operations

Alicia Renaud-Paquin Headshot

TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is please to welcome Alicia Renaud-Paquin as its new Manager of Athlete Projects and Operations.

Renaud-Paquin (she/her) 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

“We are excited to welcome Alicia to the AthletesCAN team. Her addition brings us an impressive background and experience that will help elevate our athlete-centred culture.”

AthletesCAN President Erin Willson

Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Renaud-Paquin 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. Renaud-Paquin 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.

Renaud-Paquin 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.

“I am thrilled to join the incredible team at AthletesCAN and support the development of an athlete-first sport system in Canada. I hope to bring a wide range of experience in planning athlete-centered initiatives and creating a safe and performance focused environment for our Team Canada athletes. I am honoured to work with an organization that now, more than ever, will have such a large impact on the Canadian sport landscape.”

Alicia Renaud-Paquin

Renaud-Paquin’s addition doubles AthletesCAN’s full-time staff – a key objective identified as part of the organization’s new Strategic Plan that originally launched last year.

With Renaud-Paquin’s arrival, AthletesCAN thanks outgoing Interim Office Administrator and two-time bobsleigh Olympian Christine de Bruin for her work during this transition period.

AthletesCAN will continue to add to its team in the coming days and weeks, with summer interns and content producers to be announced at a later date.

About AthletesCAN

AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world.  As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture. Follow us on social @AthletesCAN and Join #TheCollective today. 

For more information, please contact: 

Alan Hudes
Manager, Communications and Sport Partnerships
613-526-4025 Ext. 224
[email protected]