Our History

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Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) has grown immensely since its inception in 1998 (known then as National Sport Centre - Toronto) and now includes a staff of more than 40 full-time employees ranging from sport science and sport medicine practitioners to high performance sport system advisors to business operations and administrative staff. As a result, we have moved from providing primarily rehabilitation focused Sport Medicine services through a network of 200 Ontario service providers, to providing a full menu of Sport Performance services in-house through our expert staff such as Nutrition, Physiology, Biomechanics and Performance Analysis, Strength & Conditioning, Mental Preparation and Sport Medicine services. CSIO also works closely with targeted National and Provincial Sport Organizations to provide leadership and guidance in their high performance planning and to better support podium pathway athletes and coaches.

CSIO saw its biggest transformation to date in 2014, when we moved from a small space in an office building to into our new world-class Sport Institute at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) in Scarborough, Ontario. A legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, CSIO’s new home is over 23,000 sqft of dedicated space for high performance athlete and coach training, testing, and learning.  In early 2015 CSIO opened its doors to a satellite location at another legacy facility of the Toronto 2015 Games, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, where Canada’s only indoor velodrome is housed. CSIO also has dedicated full-time staff working in with Rowing Canada in London, Ontario at their National Training Centre. Learn more about Our Facilities.

CSIO’s continued growth and success is largely attributed to the support provided by our funding partners – the Government of Canada through Sport Canada; the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC); Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC); and Coaching Association of Canada. Full List of Partners and Suppliers.

CSIO is also fortunate to be a part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSI Network). The COPSI Network is a partnership between the COC and the CPC to provide funding to the 7 Canadian Sport Institutes and Centres across Canada (Pacific, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and Atlantic being the others) in order to assist us in our mandate of delivering world-class, multi-sport daily training environments through enhancements introduced in sport science, sport medicine, and research and innovation. Formed in 2015, the COPSI Network strives to drive Team Canada and its athletes and coaches to be at the forefront of training, preparation and innovation. Read the COPSI Network Announcement Press Release.