CAAWS 2008 List – Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity Ottawa, ON
Jane Roos, Toronto, Ontario
Once again Jane Roos continues to pursue her passion to provide funds for Canadian athletes. Her Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CAN Fund) has raised over 8 million dollars to directly assist Canada’s athletes with their training. She continues to find new and creative ways for Canadians to support their Olympic athletes. This winter, more than 70 elite Canadian athletes, along with 200 volunteers, helped raise a total of $300,000 through its first ever Shaw televised auction. The $8 for 08.08.08 Games Challenge helped support athletes at the Beijing Games, as does the the current campaign for people to donate their own “Sport Number” in dollars to the campaign. Many of Canada’s 2008 Olympic medalists paid tribute to the financial support they received from the CAN Fund as vital to their training and development.