About Club Excellence


Create a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations in Canada.


Increase the capacity of sport clubs and sport organizations to deliver fair, safe and open sport through developmentally appropriate programs for all participants. The vision and mission will be supported by the following outcomes:

  • Strengthened sport organizations through volunteer leadership training;
  • Increased interaction and strengthened partnerships among sport organizations;
  • Improved operational effectiveness and capacity of sport clubs and organizations to meet current and future challenges;
  • Increased awareness and use of tools and resources available for sport clubs and sport organizations to deliver quality programming; and
  • Consistent and shared quality standards upon which to build a heathy sport system.

Program History

From 2007 to 2018, the Club Excellence program was led by the Club Excellence Cooperative, a partnership between Canoe Kayak Canada, Gymnastics Canada, and the True Sport Foundation. In April 2018, the ownership and management of the Club Excellence program was transferred to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to better serve and support sport organizations.

The original group of national sport and multi-sport organizations came together with a common goal:

  • Identify a stable and supportive environment for coaches;
  • Improve implementation of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) at the community level; and
  • Ensure that quality programs are delivered at the club level.

Contact Us

Club Excellence
201-2723 Lancaster Rd.
Ottawa, ON K1B 0B1
613-521-3340 ext. 3205