Game Plan

Game Plan: A Total Athlete Wellness Program

Game Plan is a world-class program being developed to support national team athletes in living better lives both during their high-performance careers and beyond. The program is being delivered across Canada by the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN), supported by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), and Sport Canada.

The program serves to accomplish the following:

Create a holistic approach to athlete development and total wellness throughout an athlete’s high performance sport career, and beyond
Enable the development of mentally stronger athletes who apply what they have learned to the betterment of themselves and their communities
Address athletes’ most pressing needs: career development, personal development, and healthy minds and bodies
The wellness needs of Canadian athletes will be addressed through five Game Plan elements:

Career Management:
Resources targeted at helping athletes explore and engage in different career paths (e.g., career counselling, networking, job postings)
Network of individuals which provides expertise related to individual athlete needs (e.g., mentorship, alumni network, resources in remote places) and access to communities of interest (e.g., Parents, LGBTQ)
Flexible schooling and learning opportunities developed through collaboration with education providers (e.g., universities, colleges)
Skill Development:
Broad and accessible portfolio of skill development opportunities (e.g., personal and life skills)
Programs aiming to raise awareness of health related services and provide facilitated access to health resources (e.g., health insurance promotion, mental health services).

For more information on the program or resources available, please visit the Game Plan website.

Athletes and coaches are encouraged to contact the Canadian Sport Institute in their area to learn more about athlete eligibility requirements and services available under Game Plan.

Please contact:

Geneviève Saumur – Athlete Career Transition Advisor and Athletes Services Advisor :
Phone: (514) 255-1000 ext 223

Sophie Brassard – Athlete Career Transition Advisor , Orientation and Guidance Counselor:
Phone : (514) 919-9469

Click here to read the Game Plan Press Release


24/7, unlimited academic support

50 athletes needed

Game Plan puts in place a pilot project of academic support in partnership with GradeSlam

You will be able to discuss with a tutor all the subjects you want, from high school to college…within 10 seconds!
If the pilot project is successful among the 50 athletes, GradeSlam will be offered to all Canadian athletes in 2018.

You would like to try GradeSlam for the next year?