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.

Our Goals

1. Podium Performance at Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • TBD - 2018 Olympic Winter Games 
  • TBD - 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
  • Place in the top 12 nations in medal count at the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Place in the top eight in the gold medal count at the 2016 Paralympic Games

2. System Development

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.