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Are you enthusiastic, passionate and committed to improving sport in Canada as an athlete leader? If you answered yes, AthletesCAN has an opportunity for you!


Our board of directors is made up of current and retired Canadian athletes who are driven to effect positive change and to ensure the athlete voice is heard.


Since 1992, current sport leaders such as Minister Carla Qualtrough, Charmaine Crooks, Steve Podborski, Susan Auch, Lori Johnstone, Kris Burley, Curt Harnett, Janice Forsyth, Todd Nicholson, Claire Carver Dias, Alexandra Orlando, Nicole Forrester, Tom Hall, Craig Buntin, Trevor Hirschfield, Josh Vander Vies, our founders, Ann Peel and Dan Thompson, our current board and so many more – have started their leadership pathway with AthletesCAN.

If these #CDNAthleteLeaders are inspiring to you, and you want to play a bigger role within the AthletesCAN organization, please consider joining the board of directors to help lead your association through 2021 and beyond.


AthletesCAN is inviting all interested persons to apply for or nominate an athlete for our Board of Directors. We are looking for athletes who are passionate about athlete rights and want to contribute to making the sport system more athlete centered. For the 2022 election, expertise in business and finance would be an asset but is not required. 

2022 Call for AthletesCAN Director Nominations

The AthletesCAN Board of Directors recently approved an update to the Board Nomination & Election Policy, which is available here (link).

The objective of updating the policy is to align it with facilitating a virtual election which takes place prior to our Annual General Meeting. The Board also supports a shift to a virtual election in order to encourage additional candidates which are unable to attend the AGM. For any clarification or questions regarding the updated policy please contact [email protected]

Three (3) director positions each with three-year terms are available for election this year.

Board Nomination Period: 9:00 a.m. ET Oct. 15 – 5:00 p.m. ET Oct. 28

Board Nomination Form (Link)

All interested candidates shall provide the completed nomination form in the language of their choice and a photo to i[email protected] within the above noted Board Nomination Period. Candidates should review the organization’s strategic plan (link) and Director Job Description (link) to fully understand the prospective role.

In accordance with the Board Nomination & Election Policy, AthletesCAN shall translate all nominations to both official languages for the voting period which are received by Oct. 28, 2022.