Own the Podium is a not-for-profit organization that works to help Canadian athletes reach more medal finishes in Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Own the Podium launched in 2005 out of an effort to make Canada number one in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and in the top three of the gold medal count at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
With the leadership and major contribution from the Government of Canada, Own the Podium has continued far beyond the 2010 Olympic Games. In partnership with Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, National Sport Organizations and Canadian Sport Centres (including the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba), Own the Podium continues to focus its efforts and funding on coaching, training, technical leadership, sport science and medical support to aid sports identified with the greatest medal potential in managing an effective high-performance program.
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The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.