Team Canada Champion Chats is an exciting nation-wide program hosted by the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Classroom Champions that empowers millions of Canadian K-8 students to embrace and take on challenges, prioritize mental health, achieve goals, and ultimately become a champion in their home, community, and school.
This is an exciting, free program that connects Team Canada Olympic and Paralympic athletes with classrooms from coast to coast – from big cities to the most remote communities — and we want you to be a part of it!Register now
Born and raised in London, Ontario, recently retired figure skater Tessa Virtue has been skating since the age of 6, and has now attended 3 Olympic Games. At her third and final games – PyeongChang 2018 – Tessa Virtue and partner Scott Moir became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. Winning gold medals in both the ice dance and team events, they are the first figure skaters to own five career Olympic medals.Read Tessa’s bio and achievements
Benoît Huot started swimming at 8 years old and over the course of the last 2 decades became one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympic athletes with 20 medals in five Paralympic Games. As a member of the Order of Canada and Knight of the Order of Quebec, his biggest dreams are to help our youth by inspiring them to look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their dreams. He does it well by sharing his passion for life.Read Benoît’s bio and achievements
Based on a four-week social emotional learning curriculum featuring lessons from incredible Team Canada athletes and corresponding activities.
Champion Chats encourages a growth mindset at home and in the classroom, with themes that include goal setting, perseverance, mental wellness, inclusion, and diversity.
All culminating in a massive nationwide live chat featuring Team Canada Olympic and Paralympic athletes sharing their journeys with kids, parents and teachers across Canada.
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The Canadian Olympic Committee and Classroom Champions are proud to partner together to bring you Team Canada Champion Chats.