National Supplements Advisory Committee (NSAG)

In the Fall of 2019, Own the Podium and key partners in the Canadian high performance sport delivery system identified a risk for Canadian athletes related to the potential for future adverse analytical findings from supplement use. These partners, involved in implementing Canada’s sport excellence strategy, agreed that it was prudent to conduct a third-party review of Canada’s approach to the testing, acquisition, and distribution of supplements. One of the recommendations of the review was to create a National High Performance Supplement Advisory Group (NSAG) with the responsibility to: i) publish a Canadian Consensus Statement on supplement use and the high performance athlete, ii) implement a National Supplement Policy (NSP) for High Performance Sport, iii) develop a National Supplement Education Strategy (NSES) for Canadian High Performance Sport, and iv) undertake a comprehensive review of supplement use by Canadian high performance athletes. Since January 2020, 13 representatives from the Canadian high performance sector have been working via Task Groups to meet the NSAG responsibilities.  Draft documentation for external consultation and pilot programming is expected to be available in early 2022.  The NSAG Committee consists of the following representatives:


Organization Representatives Name(s) Organization/Role

Own the Podium, Chair

Dr. Andy Van Neutegem

OTP – Director of Performance Sciences, Research & Innovation

COPSIN Representatives: Registered Dietitian (3)

Angela Dufour
Susan Boegman
Kelly-Anne Erdmann

CSC Atlantic -Lead Performance Dietitian
CSI-Pacific – Performance Dietitian, Lead
CSI-Calgary – Performance Dietitian

COPSIN Representatives: Mental Performance Consultant or Registered Psychologist (1)

Dr. Amélie Soulard

Institut National du Sport du Québec (INS) – Sport Psychologist

NSO IST Lead (2)

Dr. Allan Wrigley

CSI Ontario

CCES Representative (1)

Trevor LaForce

CCES – Manager, Education

Canadian Olympic Committee Representative (1)

David Mirota

COC - Director, Olympic Performance

Canadian Paralympic Committee Representative (1)

Tessa Gallinger

CPC - Paralympic Performance Sciences Advisor

Sport Canada Representative (1)

Francois Allaire

Sport Canada- Senior Program Officer / International, Safety and Integrity

External Experts (2) Dr. Mike Wilkinson
Dr. Andrew Cochran
COC -- Chief Medical Officer
CSI- Ontario -- Strength & Conditioning Coach

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