GATINEAU, Que. – The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadians from the playground to the podium and helping the sport community get Canadians active, inspire young people and bring us together in the spirit of healthy competition.
Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announced $225,000 in funding for AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, for 2022–24.
The investment will provide the organization with the financial means to support national athletes by providing an online platform called AthleteHUB, which will serve as a centralized one-stop shop for national team athletes. It will direct them to a wealth of information and resources that are currently available across the Canadian sport system, consolidated into a single, new space.
This includes but is not limited to 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 website launched last spring, with future development into a dedicated app.
Support and safety for our national team athletes is an important investment. It is part of the government’s ongoing work with sport organizations to ensure a safe sport environment for athletes across Canada.
As the largest investor in Canada’s sport system, the Government of Canada is proud of its investments in support of Canadian athletes, the national and multisport organizations that support them, and the initiatives to host international sport events.
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:
Manager, Communications and Sport Partnerships
613-526-4025 Ext. 224
Office of the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec