TORONTO (June 3, 2022) – On Wednesday June 1, Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes took part in the fourth annual Game Plan Day in Canada. This was Game Plan’s first major in–person event since 2019.
Game Plan Day in Canada celebrates life beyond the Games, and provides athletes with the unique opportunity to practice interview skills, review resumes, shadow an expert in a field of interest, and start to build their network.
“It’s impressive how many Olympians and Paralympians who have gone on to successful careers are willing to give their time and be on a panel to share their insights and advice,” says Cara Button, Senior Manager, Game Plan.
The event began virtually with two panel discussions featuring athletes and business and government leaders. Then, more than 50 athletes came together in-person at Deloitte offices across the country – in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto – for networking and career development opportunities. Athletes were able to secure interview opportunities, as well as potential sponsorship opportunities.
“Game Plan Day in Canada at Deloitte was a key event that helped in my transition out of sport,” says Greg Douglas, a 2012 Olympian in saling and current Deloitte consultant. “I attended as an athlete in 2018 and it was my entry point into my current career. Now, as a member of the Deloitte team, I aim to give other athletes the opportunities that helped me. It was great to see athletes at different stages in their athletic careers come out this year to participate in the event and learn what opportunities exist for them beyond sport.”
Game Plan, powered by Deloitte, is Canada’s total athlete wellness program that strives to support national team athletes to live better and more holistic lives. Through the development of their skills and networks, athletes are able to focus on health, education, and career opportunities both during their high-performance careers and beyond.
Game Plan is a collaboration between the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), Sport Canada and Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) to provide the best resources this country has to offer to our national team athletes – a team that has given so much and inspired so many.
Story and photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee.