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CSIO Announces Phil Dunne as New Performance Pathways Advisor


CSIO Announces Phil Dunne as New Performance Pathways Advisor

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TORONTO (February 4st, 2021) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is excited to announce Phil Dunne as the new Performance Pathways Advisor.

Phil joins the CSIO as former Paralympic Performance Sciences Advisor at the Canadian Paralympic Committee, where he worked directly with targeted Paralympic sports and Own the Podium’s High Performance Advisors to ensure Integrated Support Teams (IST) with sport-sciences and sport medicine services were thoroughly planned, and executed. Phil also provided mentoring to Paralympic sports regarding sport science, sport medicine, and periodization of training.

In his new role at CSIO as Performance Pathways Advisor, Phil will work with targeted Provincial and National Sport Organizations supporting technical leaders, coaches, and athletes, while providing leadership in the execution and delivery of their high performance plan. Phil will also work with CSIO’s sport science, and sport medicine practitioners to ensure the alignment of IST with performance plans, and sport requirements.

“We are thrilled about bringing Phil onboard to CSIO,” said James Brough, Director, Performance Pathways, CSIO. “The hiring process invited some great candidates for consideration, but with Phil’s first-hand pathways experience at CPC and OTP, we knew he would be the best person to join the current team of advisors.”

Phil comes to CSIO with a repertoire of experience with over 10-years of working in high performance sport working as a Sport Analyst and Conditioning Coordinator at World Rugby, and working with various sports at CPC and OTP.

“Congratulations to Phil on his new role at CSIO! Phil started at CPC in 2018 in a new role to help develop and grow, in partnership with OTP, the area of performance sciences and innovation for Paralympic sports. He has done incredible work over the past few years and is leaving us and our members in a better spot through his leadership in this space. We can only build from here and keep on growing the area from the world-class foundations he has created. While we will certainly miss Phil, we are excited that he will continue to support Canadian athletes in his new role.” Catherine Gosselin-Després, Executive Director, Sport, Canadian Paralympic Committee


About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-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 practitioners 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 and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada.





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Annie Goncin, Coordinator, Communications & Events

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

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