AthletesCAN launches Request for Proposals, welcomes Nicolas Rouleau as Project Manager for AthleteHUB Initiative

Athlete Hub Request for Proposals - Project Manager Nicolas Rouleau

TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is launching a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the AthleteHUB Initiative, led by Project Manager Nicolas Rouleau.

Originally announced in February, the AthleteHUB online platform will serve as a centralized one-stop shop for Canadian national team athletes. It will house a wealth of information and resources that are currently available across the Canadian sport system, consolidated into a single, new space.

The Hub will include general athlete onboarding and support, safe sport and educational resources, eLearning modules, information on funding, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees along with Commonwealth Sport Canada and their respective Athletes’ Commissions/Councils, Game Plan – Canada’s Total Athlete Wellness Program, an athlete data collection tool, etc. The AthleteHUB will initially be integrated into the new AthletesCAN.ca by January 2024, with completion of a dedicated mobile app expected by the end of the current fiscal year in March 2024.

Leading its development, Project Manager Nicolas Rouleau will oversee the AthleteHUB until its successful delivery early next year and provide effective support to AthletesCAN staff, Board, members, alumni and volunteers. Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Rouleau 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). Rouleau 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, Rouleau held key operational roles on site, mostly focusing on travel and accommodation.

"We are excited to welcome Nicolas to our team to help us create this important athlete-centric platform. The launch of our Request for Proposals for the AthleteHUB Initiative serves the ever-increasing demand to support and educate high-performance athletes in navigating the complexity of the Canadian sport system, and how to utilize its resources efficiently. The AthleteHUB will close this gap and provide direct access to athletes to the information they will need on their journey towards a successful and empowering sport experience."

Erin Wilson - AthletesCAN President

Both the Athlete Hub Initiative itself and Rouleau’s appointment as Project Manager are funded by Sport Canada.

"I am thrilled to be joining AthletesCAN as Project Manager for the AthleteHUB. The opportunity to collaborate with talented individuals and make a real impact while creating a new online platform catered specifically to athletes has me excited for the challenge ahead. I cannot wait to bring my passion and dedication to the team."

Nicolas Rouleau - AthleteHUB Project Manager

Organizations interested in submitting a bid proposal for the AthleteHUB Initiative can apply by Aug. 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET to [email protected]. Questions surrounding the RFP will be answered until Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. ET.

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 over 6,000 current and recently retired Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN membership spans 68 sports across the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan/Parapan American, and Commonwealth Games, and those currently funded by Sport Canada competing at Senior World Championships. AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture, through educational resources, support, training and professional development.  

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For more information, please contact:

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