To generate support to meet the technical, scientific, medical and coaching needs of Canada’s high performance sport system and assist Canada’s athletes in becoming ambassadors for sport, healthy living and the pursuit of excellence across the nation.
To inspire Canadians, athletes and other stakeholders to achieve the ultimate podium success at the Olympic Games for Canada and, as a result, create an elevated sense of pride and unity among all Canadians.
Canadian Olympic Foundation Manifesto
We believe that winning matters
Olympic medals increase national pride and solidarity
We believe in the next generation
By investing in the next generation of athletes now,
Canada will have sustainable podium success for future olympic games
We believe in the pursuit of personal excellence
It is the ambition of all people to pursue their personal
Levels of excellence; athletes should not have to compromise
Their education to pursue their athletic goals
We believe that sport builds leaders
Those who participate in sport lead by example, demonstrating
The importance of commitment, determination and teamwork;
They also lead by involving others in the olympic experience and
Inspiring them to reach their full potential
Canadian Olympic Foundation Staff
Telephone: 416 324-4146
As the Executive Director of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, Leanne is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, as well as leading the COF team. She maintains relationships with our funding and sports partners. Leanne is the primary spokesperson for the COF, and reports to the Board of Directors.
Telephone: 416 324-4297
Selga oversees the operations of the Foundation, including budgeting and reporting, as well as all contractual agreements and the COF’s policies. She manages the community giving portfolio, Strive newsletter, the database and planned giving.
Manager, Marketing & Development
Telephone: 416 324-4130
Jennifer leads all communications and marketing initiatives to activate and amplify the position and the COF brand. She works closely with our Marketing Partners to support cause marketing programs and events.
Julie Pessa Capozzi
Campaign & Donor Relations Manager
Telephone: 416 324-4309
Julie develops and manages relationships with prospective and existing individual, foundation and corporate donors through meeting with donors, creating proposals and stewardship reports. She manages the major gifts and Future Olympians Fund campaigns, among other initiatives.
Telephone: 416 324-4292
Amanda is the primary point of contact for our many donors as she oversees the donor database, and manages all donor tax receipts and contact information. She supports the team with analysis and provides administrative assistance to the community giving campaign.
Lauren provides support to the Executive Director and the entire Foundation team. Keeping everything and everyone organized, Lauren also provides support to the Board of Directors.