What is Team Canada Champion Chats?
Team Canada Champion Chats is a free bilingual program that allows children and youth to connect and learn from Team Canada Olympians and Paralympians.
Through live discussions and learning activities, children and youth are empowered to pursue their personal level of excellence and embrace what it means to be a champion.
How does Team Canada Champion Chats work?
There are 3 easy steps to be part of Team Canada Champion Chats:
- Sign up at championchats.olympic.ca
- Submit questions for the athletes to be featured during the next live chat
- Tune in to watch the live chat!
Where can you watch Team Canada Champion Chats?
Tune into the Team Canada Champion Chats Youtube page
Is Team Canada Chats actually free?
Yes! It’s available for everyone in Canada.
What can Team Canada Champion Chats do for you?
No one understands resilience, goal setting, and facing challenges quite like Olympians and Paralympians. This team of athletes is sharing their stories directly with children and youth so that they’re able to have these critical life skills come to life. They’re able to see examples in real time, ask questions, and get inspired to reach their full potential.
We also want to show kids that we are here for them in a time of need. No matter what, kids can still #BeAChampion at home, with their families, and in their communities.
Who runs Team Canada Champion Chats?
Team Canada Champion Chats is a partnership between the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Classroom Champions.
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s Involvement in the Olympic Movement. The COC’s Canadian Olympic School Program (COSP) seeks to create excitement for the Olympic Movement in the classroom and throughout the school. COSP resources are aimed at getting students active, sparking discussions about values, telling inspiring stories, and encouraging them to work together to find creative solutions to everyday challenges.
Classroom Champions is a non-profit mentoring organization that pairs Olympic and Paralympic athletes with students in underserved communities. Founded in 2009 by Olympic Gold Medal Bobsledder Steve Mesler, it utilizes the current digital landscape to allow athletes to give back, and gives kids much needed role models. They have developed a scalable program that can reach a much wider audience. Visit Classroom Champions to learn more about their program!
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement in Canada. The Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians of all abilities to get involved in sport through programs such as Team Canada Champion Chats. Through this program, the Canadian Paralympic Committee aims to provide more Canadians with a disability the opportunity to be active in their communities, to strive for success on the world stage, and to inspire youth that with support – there are no limits.