Gymnastics Canada launches new strategic plan to build on Olympic success

OTTAWA -- Gymnastics Canada, the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics, has launched a new strategy designed to build on the success of the last four Olympics Games and to solidify its identity as one of three foundation sports fundamental for participation in all other sports.
All the Olympic disciplines of the sport -- artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics -- are overseen by Gymnastics Canada.
Canada’s gymnastics athletes have won a total of seven medals, including two gold, at the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games, putting them among the country’s top Olympic medal producers in recent years.
At the 2012 Games in London, Rosie MacLennan of Toronto kept the medal streak going with her victory in women’s trampoline, Canada’s first gold medal in event since its debut at the 2000 Sydney Games.
The new plan identifies four key strategic objectives:

  • Grow gymnastics from the foundation up and continue to improve international results
  • Enhance athlete and coach support nationally through improved revenues and program spending
  • Improve efficiency and productivity at every level of management and operations
  • Improve services and communication with all members and stakeholders

“To build on our foundation sport identity and Olympic success, we need a strong organization at all levels,” says Gymnastics Canada President/CEO Jean-Paul Caron of Ottawa.
“Our new strategic plan gives us the vision and the tools to reach new heights on the international stage and to be a world leading gymnastics country.”
The 2012-2016 strategic plan is the result of a broad stakeholder survey completed in 2011 followed by extensive consultation by Gymnastics Canada's board members and management with gymnastics experts across Canada.
More details will be communicated during the coming year. A plan framework and overview can be found on the GCG website.