Looking to get involved in athletics but don’t know where to start? As the national sport governing body for Canadian track and field, Athletics Canada is proud to work in conjunction with its ten provincial branch associations and two territorial branch associations which in turn, oversee organizational membership and carry out programs at the local and regional level. In other words, the branches are well-equipped to lead you in the right direction.
Through these branch organizations, a wide variety of membership opportunities exist for individuals, track and field clubs, road running clubs and schools. Membership benefits and fees vary from province to province but most include programs such as competition sanctioning; access to information on events and clinics; insurance coverage; access to funding for athlete, coach and officials development; opportunities to qualify for major competitions; discounts on goods and services; as well as records and rankings. Membership in a provincial athletics organization in most cases automatically makes you a member of Athletics Canada.
Membership categories also vary from province to province. In general, membership categories include a competitive option and a non-competitive option. Competitive membership usually breaks down by age groups; for example, 9-11 years of age for peewee, 12-13 years for bantam, 14-15 years for midget, ages 16-17 for juvenile, ages 18-19 for junior, 20 years and above for senior, and 40 years and above for masters membership. The non-competitive membership side includes categories such as recreational membership, associate membership, membership for officials, coach membership and day membership. Branches also offer a school membership category.
If you are interested in getting involved as an athlete, coach or official, you should contact your provincial branch office for further details. If you’re looking you want to join a track and field club, each provincial branch maintains up-to-date lists on athletics clubs by region and by city and would be pleased to help you get in touch with the club nearest you. Our provincial branch experts also have a wide variety of information on how to start a track and field club, and how to incorporate a track and field program into an existing sport or outdoor recreational program.
Click on the links below to visit the provincial and territorial branch association websites.
Fédération Québecoise d’athlétisme
Athletics New Brunswick
Athletics Nova Scotia
Athletics Newfoundland and Labrador
If your club or community is interested in hosting a Canadian Championship, please visit the Event Hosting Reference section of our website.
Interested in getting involved in the sport as a volunteer at the community or provincial level? Please contact one of the provincial branches listed above. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer in Athletics Canada’s national team programs or national championship events, please send an e-mail to the national office at email@example.com.
If you are already a member of our association and you are looking to get specifically involved in our national team program as an athlete, coach or official, please visit the Technical Programs section of our website.