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

Carla Anderson, Executive Director

Guy Thibault, Performance Director

  • (801) 931-8338
  • gthibault@taekwondo-canada.com

Jamie Dossantos, High Performance Coordinator

  • (613) 695-5425 x 2237
  • high_performance@taekwondo-canada.com

Karen Armour, Sport Coordinator - NCCP, Kukkiwon, GMS 

  • (613) 695-5425 x 2236
  • For Kukkiwon related inquiries: kukkiwon@taekwondo-canada.com
  • For GMS related inquiries: GMS@taekwondo-canada.com
  • For NCCP related inquiries: karmour@taekwondo-canada.com

Chris Dornan, Communication, Media and Public Relations

  • cdornan@taekwondo-canada.com

Geoff Clarke, Operations and Logistics Assistant

  • (613) 695-5425 x 2231
  • info@taekwondo-canada.com

YanBin Yuan, Sport Development Coordinator

  • (613) 695-5425 x 2232
  • yanbin@taekwondo-canada.com

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

Jay Park, Vice President: vp2@taekwondo-canada.com

Phil Power, Secretary: secretary@taekwondo-canada.com

Lisa Standeven, Director at Large: lstandeven@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

Alberta

President: Su Hwan Chung

Phone: (780) 446-0246

Email: admin@taekwondoalberta.com

Address: #1589, 5328 Calgary Trail NW Edmonton, AB T6H 4J8

Website: link


British Columbia

President: Songchul Kim

Phone: (604) 430-5467

Email: scktkd@gmail.com

Website: link


Manitoba

President: Jae Park

Email: president@taekwondomanitoba.ca

Address:145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6

Website: link


New Brunswick

President: Jamie Delisle

Email: tkdnb@nb.sympatico.ca

Address: 83 Corey Street, Fredericton, NB, E3G 5X9

Website: link


Newfoundland and Labrador

President: Brad Laundry

Email: bradl69@icloud.com

Website: link


Nova Scotia

President: Doug Large

Email: President@maritimetaekwondo.com

Website: link


Northwest Territory

President: Kevin Cull

Email: kevin.e.cull@gmail.com


Ontario

President: In Kyung Kim

Phone: (416) 245-8582

Email: info@taekwondo-ontario.com

Address: 8889 Yonge Street, p.o. box 31057, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0V3

Website: link


Prince Edward Island

President: Michael Ives

Email: michael.ives@netlegal.ca

Website: link


Quebec

President: Jean Faucher

Phone: (514) 252-3198

Email: info@taekwondo-quebec.qc.ca

Address:  4545, Pierre-de-Coubertin, Succursale "M", case postale 1000 Montreal, Quebec H1V 3R2

Website: link


Saskatchewan

President: Wayne Mitchell

Phone: (306) 621-9696

Email: taekwondosk@sasktel.net

Website: link



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 sport 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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