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Our Mission

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

Our Partners

​​​​​At Fortius Sport & Health, we collaborate with like-minded individuals & organizations that recognize the power of sport to transform lives.​

Meet our partners: 

Strategic Corporate Partners

TELUS

TELUS is a Premier Partner of Fortius Sport & Health. Over a decade ago, TELUS decided to put its world-class innovation and technology to work tackling the challenges facing Canada's health​care system.  They've since become Canada's largest healthcare information and communications technology provider. Our partnership will see us deploy electronic medical record and personal health record technologies from TELUS to seamlessly connect our inter-disciplinary sport and exercise medicine team and our clients. These technologies will allow practitioners to collaborate on the same client – regardless of their age or level of ability.

 

Herman Miller

Herman Miller, Inc., a global award winner in furniture design and work space technologies and services, is distinctly associated with the look and feel of Fortius Sport & Health. With experience spanning small to large businesses around the globe, as well as educational institutions, health care facilities and government, Herman Miller has provided us with furniture and work space designs, technologies and related services to ensure the best possible experience for clients, practitioners and staff at our flagship facility.


CENTAUR​ PRODUCTS INC.​

Centaur's mission is to enhance athletic performance and spectator experience through provision of high quality products and installation services in the construction of Sports facilities. Centaur has embraced the Fortius vision through a partnership aimed at providing our clients with the best experiences and results. Fortius clients from professional and elite athletes to young developing athletes and the general public all connect directly with Centaur surfaces, whether in the Gym @ Fortius, in the Training Centre @ Fortius, rehabbing on the specially designed On Field Clinic or benefitting from therapy in the Fortius Institute.​ 


Strategic Community Partners

B2Te​n

B2ten is a privately funded charitable organization that exists to make a material contribution to amateur sport in Canada. Our partnership with B2ten includes a broad range of collaborative activities ranging from one-on-one high performance training for BC’s Olympic athletes, to community programming content that teaches sport skills and active living values to young people. Among the joint ventures established with B2ten to strengthen our capacity to serve athletes is the Resident Training Partnership formed with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer team, and the launch of Fortius PowerWatts Cycling, a training system used to optimize cycling performance and fitness.


TOURISM BURNABY​

Tourism Burnaby is a leading, sector-focused destination marketing and resource organization that develops, promotes and assists in the city’s tourism growth through innovative community, regional and partner programs. Our partnership will help to support existing events as well as attract international, national, regional and provincial championships, tournaments, festivals, training camps, and other special sport events to the City of Burnaby.  The two organizations will work together on a "co-branded sport hosting initiative" to promote the benefits of staging such events in Greater Vancouver, and Burnaby in particular. They'll also support local sports groups in their efforts to bring major events to the city. 


VIASPORT

ViaSport British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization created in 2011 as a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Our mandate is to increase awareness, opportunity and participation in sport across the province--at every stage of life and in every community.

By leading the province in building a stronger, more effective sport system, we will bring more families to the field of play, more fans into the stands, more athletes to the podium and more sports events to the province.​


Resident Retail Partners

​Shop while you're here! Find the following stores inside our facility to fill a prescription, pick up sport equipment, grab a coffee and more! Visit our hours of operation page to plan ahead for your shopping needs. 

FITFIRST FOOTWEAR

Resident Retail Partner FitFirst Footwear, located in The Atrium @ Fortius, is founded by the same people who have made LadySport a Vancouver success story since 1983 (and the first choice for medical professionals when referring patients and customers). FitFirst provides men, women and children with a complete selection of over 100 models of athletic shoes and specialized sports clothing. FitFirst emphasizes the importance of proper fitting, which is done by their specialized and knowledgeable staff.

Pharmasave

Founded in 1981 and now featuring a network of more than 475 community-based stores in nine provinces, our Resident Retail Partner Pharmasave is one of Canada's leading independent pharmacy and drugstore retailers. It is committed to providing customers with exceptional service, products and advice. The Pharmasave Health Centre in The Atrium @ Fortius specializes in products and services for active living people and athletes.  ​

 

SportMed Retail Group

SportMed, one of our Resident Retail Partners in The Atrium @ Fortius, carries a wide range of products from the world's leading manufacturers – including sport and occupational braces and supports, rehab and exercise products, compression therapy and athletic taping supplies – provided in a comfortable, professional environment. SportMed's well-trained staff members are university graduates offering empathetic, solution-focused customer service, enabling us to provide a high level of customer satisfaction. 


​​STARBUCKS​​​​

Starbucks is located in The Atrium @ Fortius and carries a range of delicious food and beverage choices. They're not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. They also offer a selection of premium Tazo® teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds. 


Resident Training Partners

Canadian Women's National Soccer Team

The Canadian Women's National Soccer Team has designated Fortius Sport & Health as its training headquarters in its preparations leading to the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup and the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. ​

​BC Christian Academy Panthers Basketball​

BC Christian is a small not for profit Christian school in Port Coquitlam whose passion for basketball is immense. Through the support of the school and various donors and friends, the staff has been able to start the program with the hopes of helping young men reach their dreams and goals of playing at the highest levels of University hoops.

Burnaby Winter Club Minor Hockey Association

BWC is proud to partner with Fortius Sport and Health in helping our young athletes become the best players and people they can be. ​

Cliff Avenue Soccer​

Is proud to be the largest Soccer Club in Burnaby and proudly serving the U4-U18 Youth in our community since 1956. They strive to create an atmosphere of fun, equality and fair play for both girls and boys of all abilities.​

DEVO/Escape Velocity​

Escape Velocity Cycling Club is for riders of all levels and abilities who share a commitment to improving their performance. For many years they have been the primary organizer of cycle racing in the Lower Mainland and proudly support one of the premier youth cycling development programs in the country.

Douglas College Royals Women's Volleyball​


FC Barcelona​​

The FCBEscola Vancouver is the first FC Barcelona Academy in Canada. Its aim is to teach Canadian players the basic concepts of football in line with the FC Barcelona methodology.​

 MOUNTAIN UNITED FC

The North Shore-based youth soccer club has established a year-round partnership with Fortius Sport & Health, featuring Performance Conditioning programming for members at The Training Centre @ Fortius. 

ROMAN TULIS EUROPEAN SOCCER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

A Premier Founding Resident Sport Partner of Fortius Sport & Health, the Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence aims to not only develop high quality soccer players, but to develop high quality people. Recognized as one of the foremost soccer schools in Western Canada, it strives to build character and instill positive values in players through hard work, responsibility and mutual respect.​


Urban Rec​

Urban Recreation is proud to be a founding partner on the provision of Adult Recreational Co-Ed Sports Leagues at Fortius Sport & Health.  Urban Rec has one goal: to provide the best possible experience to our participants. Whether it's league nights, theme parties, team trips, social gatherings, or other Urban Rec events, we want to provide an unparalleled experience that you'll remember forever. At Urban Rec we stress the FUN and social aspect of playing sports with your friends. It really is all about getting out, meeting people, and having a good time.​


Whitecaps Girls Elite REX​

As part of the Canada Soccer Pathway, Whitecaps FC have partnered with BC Soccer and Canada Soccer to launch the first Women's Regional EXCEL Centre (REX) in Western Canada. The Girls Elite REX program maintains a standardized national curriculum for female players U-13 to U-18, feeding into Canada Soccer’s Women’s National EXCEL Program.


Vancouver Futsal Association

Vancouver Futsal provides the Lower Mainland's Premier futsal environment. VFA offers a Youth Play Futsal League (YPFL) as well as consistent tournaments throughout the year. Futsal is one of the most beneficial outlets for youth soccer players to improve their skills and abilities.​

 

​Resident Sport Partners

BC ATHLETICS

A branch member of Athletics Canada, BC Athletics is the provincial non-profit amateur sport organization for Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons/Ultras, Cross Country/Trail Running and Race Walking. A Resident Sport Partner in The Oslo Landing @ Fortius, BC Athletics is made up of individual members, member clubs and affiliated organizations. Its purpose is to promote, encourage and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in the sport of athletics. 


BC SCHOOL SPORTS

BC School Sports is a membership-based organization of schools focused on promoting student participation in extra-curricular activities, assisting schools in the development and delivery of their programs and providing governance for inter-school competition. It is headquartered in The Sydney Landing @ Fortius. 


BC WATER POLO

The British Columbia Water Polo Society was established to encourage and promote the development of water polo throughout BC. It aims to promote excellence in the sport of water polo, to provide all players with the opportunity to realize their level of personal achievement and to organize, operate and regulate water polo competitions at all levels throughout the province. It is headquartered at The Sydney Landing @ Fortius. 

CANOE-KAYAK BC

Canoe-Kayak BC actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in paddle sports. Its members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. Its mission is to promote and develop competitive paddle sports by increasing participation, performance and growth and encouraging personal success for everyone. Canoe-Kayak BC is based at The Sydney Landing @ Fortius. 


Curl BC

Resident Sport Partner Curl BC is dedicated to the promotion and development of curling in BC, and to the coordination of curling activities on behalf of the member clubs. Headquartered in The Oslo Landing @ Fortius, Curl BC is also responsible for the championship system that declares provincial representation at national events. In cooperation with its membership of 25,000, Curl BC provides service to both competitive and recreational curlers, including a variety of adaptive groups.

Karate BC

Karate BC is the provincial governing body committed to promoting the traditions and integrity of karate-do, and providing opportunities to excel in a competitive environment. Through its programs and leadership and in cooperation with its affiliates, Karate BC supports the development of karate and the aspirations of its members by offering opportunities and setting procedures, standards and policies. It is a Resident Sport Partner of Fortius Sport & Health and is headquartered in The Sydney Landing @ Fortius.

SPORTMEDBC

SportMedBC is a Premier Founding Resident Sport Partner of Fortius Sport & Health. Their network of over 600 sport medical and paramedical practitioners operating or residing in BC serves the full continuum of active living British Columbians, spanning those oriented towards all levels of activity, from Recreation to Fitness to Performance. Their professional not-for-profit society is committed to promoting sport health on the strength of the Best People, Best Practices and Best Programs in Sport Medicine, Sport Science and Sport Training. It strives to help build a comprehensive, highly integrated sport medicine network and knowledge base serving active Canadians with professionalism, innovation and responsiveness. 

SYNCHRO BC​

Synchro Swim British Columbia provides opportunities to foster and promote a fully integrated sport system for Synchronized Swimming in BC. It is committed to working to offer opportunities for excellence at all levels of participation, from Recreational to International. Synchro BC is a Resident Sport Partner of Fortius Sport & Health and is headquartered at The Sydney Landing @ Fortius. ​​


​​Resident tenants​​

Brooks Running Canada

Brooks Running Company sells performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear designed to keep runners running longer, farther and faster.

Canada Scores​

Canada SCORES is a unique non-profit youth development society that empowers youth to find their voice, achieve their goals, and reach their full potential. We are the only after-school program that combines the game of soccer, the art of poetry, and community service experiences, as well as provides on-going mentorships, to inspire youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.​

SportCanadaTV​

SportsCanada.TV is Canada’s largest online amateur sports network. Over 6000 games a year in over 30 sports are broadcast live from every province in the country. To find a specific event to watch live or on demand, browse our event directory for a listing of the broadcast schedules of each sport streamed on our network.


The Coaches Site

Founded in 2010 by Aaron Wilbur and Nick Ten, The Coaches Site is your online source for the latest news and information regarding the coaching profession. We share the stories, ambition and knowledge of the men and women who strive to extract the very best in human performance.

Watson Centre for Brain Health​​

Founded by Howard Eaton and Mark Watson, the Watson Centre for Brain Health is committed to improving  their  clients’ quality of life by implementing brain improving programs that will have a lifelong positive impact. Their programs use specifically targeted cognitive rehabilitation to help the brain change and ultimately increase a client’s ability to live independently.​