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AthletesCAN to host National Team Athlete Town Halls in collaboration with Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network

AthletesCAN / COPSIN National Team Athlete Town Halls

TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s National Team athletes, is proud to announce an upcoming series of in-person Town Halls, in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN).

The National Team Athlete Town Halls will take place this winter, hosted at the main campuses of the Canadian Sport Institutes and Centres across the country, as well as Institut national du sport du Québec. Each event will educate athletes on how AthletesCAN serves them as their national association (AthletesCAN 101), allow them to share feedback on the current state of the athlete experience within their respective sports, and facilitate networking with their peers.

“AthletesCAN is excited to be hosting our 2024 Town Halls in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network. These in-person events are an important touchpoint with our membership, giving us valuable insight to help us ensure they have an athlete-centred experience, while allowing them to connect with the larger sporting community.”

Andrea Proske - AthletesCAN Vice President

Kicking off the Town Hall schedule, the first event will be hosted by Canadian Sport Institute Ontario at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The full schedule is as follows:

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre) – Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. ET

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence – Victoria, B.C.) – Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m. PT

Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (Frank Kennedy Centre – Winnipeg, Man. / Virtual via Zoom) – Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. CT

Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Complexe at Olympic Park – Montréal, Que.) – Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1 p.m. ET

Canadian Sport Institute Calgary (WinSport) – Tuesday, Mar. 26, 7 p.m. MT

This in-person series follows an initial virtual Town Hall for Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic and Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan-affiliated athletes held on Nov. 16. 

“The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network is proud to support AthletesCAN in the delivery of their Town Hall sessions across the country. AthletesCAN is an important resource for athletes in the sport system, and the Town Halls will provide a great opportunity for athletes to share their experiences, as well as learn from and network with their peers. We encourage all eligible athletes to participate in these sessions.”

Debbie Low - COPSIN Representative and CEO of Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Additional Town Halls at other COPSIN-affiliated facilities – including the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton, Ont.), the Beach Volleyball High Performance Centre and Athletics Canada East Hub Training Centre (both in Toronto), the David S. Howes Performance Centre at Canada Games Park (Thorold, Ont.) the Richmond Olympic Oval (Richmond, B.C.), the Whistler Athletes’ Centre (Whistler, B.C.) and Canmore Nordic Centre (Canmore, Alta.) – will also be evaluated based on athlete interest. 

National Team athletes can register for their respective Town Hall at the link below.

About the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network

Every. Single. Day. – The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network is focused on elevating athletes along their high-performance pathway through leadership, education, research and delivery of performance, health and wellness solutions.  It includes nutrition, performance analysis, physiology, sport medicine, sport therapy, strength and conditioning, mental health and performance, and Game Plan.

Our Network of seven institutes and centres across Canada provides athletes and coaches with access to world-class facilities where they can train and excel.

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 & Sport Partnerships
AthletesCAN
613-526-4025 Ext. 224
ahudes@athletescan.ca 

Laura Albright
Senior Advisor, Communications & Marketing
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Representative of COPSIN
647-395-536
lalbright@csiontario.ca