TORONTO – AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, released the following statement Wednesday regarding the promotion of The Honourable Pascale St-Onge to Minister of Heritage and the appointment of The Honourable Carla Qualtrough as Minister of Sport and Physical Activity.
“On behalf of Canada’s national team athletes, we congratulate Minister St-Onge on her cabinet promotion and thank her for all she has done to help us build a strong, athlete-centred sport system. Her steadfast support of athlete voices to create a more transparent, accountable and safe sport experience has been deeply appreciated, and we look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role as Minister of Heritage.
We also welcome Minister Qualtrough as Minister of Sport and Physical Activity. As a Canadian sport leader that proudly served as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities from 2015-17, and has experience as both a Paralympian, and former President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, we know she has a strong understanding of the important issues facing Canadian sport today. We look forward to renewing our relationship with her and working together to build a stronger, safer sport system for all.”
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 over 6,000 current and recently retired Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN membership spans 68 sports across the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan/Parapan American, and Commonwealth Games, and those currently funded by Sport Canada competing at Senior World Championships.
AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture, through educational resources, support, training and professional development.
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