Why Donate to AthletesCAN?

Our Mission:
To unite and amplify the voices of all Canadian national team athletes

What is AthletesCAN?

AthletesCAN is a nonprofit organization that for over three decades, has invested in athlete leadership development through effective representation and education. We have created resources to build and formalize athlete feedback mechanisms across the sport system. We pioneered innovative ways to ensure inclusive decision-making by informing, educating, and advocating for an athlete-centered sport system. As the collective 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.

In a time where athlete governance, the athlete voice, and athlete representation are more important than ever, being a member of AthletesCAN is one of the most powerful ways you can advocate for yourself and help support others. While AthletesCAN membership is free for all eligible athletes, your support is vital in helping develop and deliver the programs, tools, and resources that empower athlete leaders.

Liam Smedley AthletesCAN Forum 2023

Our Work

Colin Hodgson gives the Land Acknowledgement to open AthletesCAN Forum 2023 in Vancouver, BC

Your Support

When you give to AthletesCAN, 100 per cent of your donation helps support Team Canada athletes. We unite and amplify the voices of all Canadian national team athletes and your generosity makes it possible.

We are proud to be supported by the Foundation for Sport and Knowledge, a registered charity that carries out leadership and education in Canadian sport. Learn more below.