Eight-time Canadian ski champion and advocate for change in the Canadian sport system.
Hailing from Vancouver Island B.C., Allison Forsyth is a former competitive alpine skier, safe sport advocate, and abuse survivor. She began her competitive ski career at five years old, progressing quickly up the ranks and qualifying for Canada’s National Team at 17. For 11 years, Allison competed exclusively on the World Cup Circuit of alpine skiing and maintained a top 15 World Ranking for the entire duration of her career. A heavily decorated athlete, she is an eight-time Canadian Champion, has five World Cup podiums, earned a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2003, and represented Canada in the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Games. After retiring due to injury in 2008, she took her experience in sport marketing and elite sport and started her career in brand, marketing, and corporate communications.
Now in Ontario, Allison is a partner in ITP Sport, a Safe Sport agency and Canada’s only full service Safe Sport programming and consulting agency. ITP offers organizations services that range from prevention programming to independent complaint management. Having experienced sexual abuse herself in the sport system, Allison became an advocate for change and continuously uses her voice, skills, and passion to lead critical, transformational changes in the Canadian sport system. She is a proud board member of AthletesCAN, has supported the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in the development of the Universal Code of Conduct, and acted as an athlete advocate in the development of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Safe Sport training and education. Allison relentlessly works towards making sport a safe, positive place for athletes of all levels, inspired by her experience and her commitment to a better future for her three young children.