Vision, Mission, and Goals
For Canada to be a world leader in high-performance sport.
To lead the development of Canadian sports to achieve sustainable podium performances at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
1. Podium Performance at Olympic and Paralympic Games
To contend for number one in 2014 Olympic Winter Games (total medals)
Place in the top three in the gold medal count at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
2. System Development
Place in the top 12 nations in medal count at the 2012 Olympic Games
Place in the top eight in the gold medal count at the 2012 Paralympic Games
Own the Podium, with its partners, will strengthen national policy, programs, sport delivery system and commitment to excellence for winter and summer high-performance sport.
Own the Podium is an innovative and collaborative initiative without precedent in Canadian sport. It was created to bring together the key parties involved in leading and funding excellence in Canadian sport, with specific emphasis on achieving excellence at Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Own the Podium makes recommendations to national funding parties on the amount of resources allocated to targeted winter and summer national sport organizations, Canadian Sport Centres, innovation and research, and other needed programs. Own the Podium also monitors the implementation of the targeted National Sport Organizations’ high-performance programs to ensure maximum performance.