Athletes maximize their abilities to lead by example, inspire others to excel, and effect positive change where they live, work and play when they are equipped with the necessary skills and opportunities. This is what LEADERSHIP means to AthletesCAN.
To activate this core value, we develop and deliver best in class athlete leadership education and resources to build sport system capacity and foster top performances on and off the field of play.
With the support of the Canadian government, AthletesCAN works in collaboration with system stakeholders to identify gaps in leadership development. Over the years, we have educated more than 2000 athlete representatives from more than 60 sports to strengthen the athlete voice at decision making tables across the sport system. Several of these board and rep alumni have gone on to lead national and international sport organizations, committees and councils and continue to give back to their athlete community.