TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, released the following statement following the events of the Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton (BCS) Annual General Meeting on Sept. 29.
After attending the BCS AGM as an independent observer, AthletesCAN calls for the immediate release of a transparent action plan by BCS, outlining a clear election process, including set dates and deadlines for the next vote, and steps to be taken for compliant member validation.
The events at this year’s AGM marked another example where Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton national team athletes felt unheard and unsupported by their own National Sport Organization. We reiterate the vital importance of proper governance and a prioritization of a safe environment for our members and all national team athletes moving forward. AthletesCAN will continue to advocate for fair processes that include and empower the athlete voice.
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.
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