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CSIO Announces Partnership Renewal with TechNiche Canada and Cool Canuck as Community Partners

For Immediate Release
TORONTO (March 17, 2022) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is excited to announce it has renewed it’s partnership with sister-companies TechNiche Canada and Cool Canuck. Both companies are valued community partners of CSIO, that together provide CSIO affiliated athletes with products and benefits to meet training, competition, and lifestyle needs.

Cool Canuck, a Canadian apparel company designed for Canadians, provides comfort, functionality, and style in each garment. The partnership includes Cool Canuck’s continued support of CSIO’s Athlete Spotlight where peer-nominated athletes are featured on the website and social media, and each receive a gift from Cool Canuck.

TechNiche Canada is the Canadian distributor of personal cooling and warming products used by athletes in training and at competition. Their innovative apparel technologies are designed for athlete performance, safety, and comfort and include the HyperKewl and CoolPax product lines.

For athletes looking to learn more about CSIO’s Community Partnership with TechNiche Canada and Cool Canuck, please contact CSIO’s Athlete Services Team at [email protected].


CSIO is proud to renew our partnership with TechNiche Canada and Cool Canuck. Both companies provide CSIO affiliated athletes with unique products that can assist on and off the field of play or training environment. We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with TechNiche Canada and Cool Canuck over the coming years.”

Sheldon Persad
Senior Advisor, Business Performance, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

“Partnering with CSIO has been rewarding on several levels. Supporting athletes through a variety of options to help deal with extreme temperatures has been very successful thus far. CSIO continues to connect their athletes to us, we enjoy watching them on their journey to excellence.”

Dan Dexel
President, TechNiche Canada / Cool Canuck

About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing best-in-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert staff deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and Sport Canada.

About TechNiche Canada
TechNiche Canada provides personal cooling and heating apparel and accessories to various markets including athletics and safety industrial. World leaders in cooling vest technology

About Cool Canuck
Cool Canuck is a Canadian family-owned business that specializes in high quality clothing and garments made to last, all locally sourced and made in Canada. To learn more about their business, and the garments they provide, visit

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Media Contacts

Laura Albright, Senior Advisor, Communications & Marketing
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 647.395.7536
Email: [email protected]

Dan Dexel, President
Cool Canuck/TechNiche Canada
Tel: 855-822-COOL (2665) |