About 5to8


5 to 8 years from the podium. 5 to 8 years from victory. 5 to 8 years from greatness.

5to8 is a powerful campaign created to help Team Canada’s next generation of Olympians. Our young athletes who are 5 to 8 years away from the podium are in the greatest need of funding. This not only helps catapult our future champions to the top of the podium, but it also secures Canada’s title as one of the top nations in the world for sport excellence.

Influenced by the generous support of the David and Ruth Asper Family, 5to8 was created to encourage all Canadians to give to our Next Generation athletes in need. Every donation made to 5to8 will be doubled by the Government of Canada making every dollar worth twice as much to help support the Next Gen of Team Canada.

The Next Generation Initiative


Our next Olympic legends are training now. They are travelling to competitions, tirelessly practicing their routines, and dedicating their lives to their sport. A top priority of the Canadian Olympic Foundation is funding our future Olympians, known as the Next Generation (Next Gen). Next Gen athletes are talented, high-performance athletes that are 5 to 8 years away from the podium. The Next Gen Initiative identifies these athletes and helps them define and perfect their skills by providing financial support, specialized training, equipment and access to innovative sport science.

The Federal Government will double every dollar we raise for the Next Gen, for up to $4 million annually. This turns $4 million into $8 million, maximizing the impact. We direct this money to Canada’s sport experts: our National Sport Federations (NSF) and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN).

The Canadian Olympic Foundation


Changing the world through the power of sport. It’s what we do.

The Canadian Olympic Foundation believes that everyone is capable of greatness – they just need to be given the opportunity. As the official charitable organization of Team Canada, it’s our responsibility to create that opportunity for all of our Canadian athletes.

We raise funds to support the Canadian Olympic Team, next generation, high-performance athletes, and the Canadian sport system. Daily training, year-round coaching, proper nutrition, national and international competitions, and state-of-the-art equipment are all essential in propelling our athletes to the top of the podium.

With the support of our donors, we enable Canadians and Canadian athletes to strive for greatness. We empower our country to come together to do something remarkable: to bring the world to its feet.

To learn more about the Foundation visit www.olympicfoundation.ca.


Contact Us


Canadian Olympic Foundation
250 Yonge St, Suite 3000
PO Box #19
Toronto, ON Canada M5B 2L7

Paul McIntyre Royston
Chief Executive Officer

Charitable Registration Number 81772 9346 RR0001