The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada’s elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day.
Own the Podium is an innovative and collaborative initiative without precedent in Canadian sport. OTP determines the funding allocations for each sport, prioritizing those with a higher potential for podium results. OTP then closely monitors and evaluates the progress of targeted Olympic sports through regular interactions and consultation with their high performance advisors and the national sport organizations.
National Sport Organizations
As part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Sport Canada funds “carded” Canadian athletes, as well as programs that enhance Canada’s sport development system, advances the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy, and helps Canadian organizations or organizing committees to host international sport events and the Canada Games. Sport Canada works with provincial-territorial governments, National Sport Organizations, Multisport Service Organizations and Canadian Sport Centers to help Canadians participate and excel in sport. Sport Canada is a major co-partner and funder of the Own the Podium.
WinSport Canada is the nation’s leader in developing and sustaining world calibre winter sport training facilities that give Canadian high performance athletes the ability to become the best in the world and recreational athletes the chance to discover and develop in sport. WinSport Canada, a not-for-profit organization, owns and operates Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, the Bill Warren Training Centre located at the Canmore Nordic Centre, the Beckie Scott High Performance Training Centre on Haig Glacier, and Camp Green on Farnham Glacier.
The CAC is a not-for-profit amateur sport organization with the mandate to improve the quality and effectiveness of coaching across all levels of the sport system. It was established in 1970 and has become a world leader in coach training and certification.