Taekwondo Canada

About Us

Taekwondo Canada is the National Sport Organization in Canada recognized by the World Taekwondo (WT), Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU), Sport Canada and Canadian Olympic Committee. Together with its members and partners, Taekwondo Canada will establish the highest possible standards for Taekwondo development and achievement.

About Us

Photo credit: Emmanuel Hammond/World Taekwondo

Head Office

Address: Taekwondo Canada, 2451 Riverside Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X7  

Phone: (613) 695-5425


Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Ottawa Office

Executive Director

Andrew Caudwell, Administrative Assistant

YanBin Yuan,Sport Coordinator - Events

Fei Wu, Marketing, Communications and Sponsorship Coordinator

Sport Development Department

Human Resource Department



Other Locations

Jamie Dossantos, High Performance Department

Darryl Elyk, Event Manager

Karen Armour, Sport Coordinator - NCCP, Kukkiwon, GMS 

Wayne Mitchell, President: wmitchell@taekwondo-canada.com

Tony Kook, Vice President: tkook@taekwondo-canada.com

Nathalie Birgentzlen, Vice President: nbirgentzlen@taekwondo-canada.com

Darcy Rodd, Secretary: drodd@taekwondo-canada.com

Ka-On Tong, Treasurer: ktong@taekwondo-canada.com

Raymond Mourad, Director of Provinces: rmourad@taekwondo-canada.com

Jae Park, Director at Large: jpark@taekwondo-canada.com

In Kyung Kim, Director at Large: ikim@taekwondo-canada.com

Jeremy Reeve, Director at Large: jreeve@taekwondo-canada.com

Sonia Villeneuve, Director at Large: svilleneuve@taekwondo-canada.com

Michele McClymont, Director at Large: mmcclymont@taekwondo-canada.com

Our Vision

To be a world leading Taekwondo nation.

Our Mission

Taekwondo Canada will establish the highest possible standards for Taekwondo development and achievement.

Our Values - CLIMATE

  • Community Outreach
  • Leadership
  • Inclusivity
  • Morality
  • Accountability (Ethical Standards)
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is recognized as one of the oldest martial art of self-defense in the world. It is recognized in the Kogooryo dynasty founded in 37 B.C. in the northern region of the Korean peninsula. The 2000-year-old martial art developed in Korea is distinctly separated from Kung Fu (the Chinese art of self-defense) and from the Japanese Karate.

Taekwondo Canada

In 1978, Taekwondo Canada (previously WTF Taekwondo Association of Canada) officially became a member of the World Taekwondo. Currently, there are 208 member countries in the World Taekwondo.

In November 1996, Sport Canada recognized the Taekwondo Canada as the national taekwondo sports organization in Canada. Taekwondo Canada is the only official organization governing Taekwondo in Canada, recognized by both the IOC and Sport Canada.

Taekwondo and the Olympics

Taekwondo was accepted as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. ON September 3, 1994, upon recommendation from the Planning commission, the IOC adopted Taekwondo as an official Olympic spot for the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia.

Canada’s Taekwondo athletes have continued to achieve on the world stage in recent years by consistently medaling at international events.

Full List of Canadian Olympians in Taekwondo

2000 Sydney:

  • Dominique Bosshart (F +67kg) Bronze

2004 Athens:

  • Ivett Gonda (F-49kg) 5th place
  • Dominique Bosshart (F +67kg)

2008 Beijing:

  • Karine Sergerie (F -67kg) Silver
  • Sébastien Michaud (M-80kg)
  • Ivett Gonda (F-49kg)

2012 London:

  • Sébastien Michaud (M-80kg)
  • Karine Sergerie (F -67kg)
  • François Coulombe-Fortier (M+80kg)

2016 Rio

  • Melissa Pagnotta (F -67kg) 7th place 

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