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Canadians Can Directly Help Athletes’ Journey to the Podium through the Help Build an Olympian Program

TORONTO (July 26, 2016) – As Team Canada makes its way to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Deloitte is pleased to commit as presenting partner of the Canadian Olympic Foundation’s Help Build an Olympian program. Help Build an Olympian, Powered By Deloitte, raises funds for Canadian athletes to help them access tools and training needed to become the best of the best, and compete in future Olympic Games.

“Deloitte is proud to support Canada’s future Olympians, and we encourage all Canadians to play a role in ensuring our country’s future success at the Games,” said Duncan Sinclair, Vice Chair, Deloitte Canada. “Our athletes inspire us all to pursue excellence and to be our best selves. What’s exciting about Help Build an Olympian is that it provides each of us a simple, yet impactful, way to show our appreciation and support.”

Beginning today, all Canadians can directly help our future Olympians and show their national pride during and after the Games by visiting the Help Build an Olympian website and making a donation to the Help Build an Olympian program. By donating as little as $10 to the program, Canadians from coast to coast can help ensure that future Canadian athlete participation and success continues to evolve and grow in strength for PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, and beyond.

As part of the program, Deloitte will be launching a nation-wide corporate initiative to promote wellness and encourage employees to celebrate the Rio 2016 Games and donate to Help Build an Olympian.

“Fueling the Olympic journey involves more than just dedication, talent and hard work. The financial commitment to make it all the way to the top is also substantial,” said Leanne Nicolle, Executive Director of the Canadian Olympic Foundation. “For some athletes, the burden is too great and they’re forced to end their careers prematurely. Funds raised through Help Build an Olympian, Powered by Deloitte, will go a long way towards supporting our athletes and keeping them on the path to the podium. Thank you to Deloitte and our generous donors across the country for their support.”

Deloitte and the Canadian Olympic Committee have partnered through to 2032 with the goal of supporting Canadian athletes’ journey with the Help Build an Olympian program and through Game Plan – a program offering Canadian athletes tools and resources to pursue excellence beyond their sporting careers.

About the Canadian Olympic Foundation
Established in 2007, the Canadian Olympic Foundation gives to priority partners that drive high performance athletic achievement for Canada’s Olympic podium potentials and for our next generation of Olympic athletes. Learn more at or follow Canadian Olympic Foundation on Facebook.

About Deloitte
Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

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