Team Canada will feature athletes 15 to 22 years old. The nominated athletes are: 

Badminton Rachel Chan Toronto Ontario 

Badminton Brian Yang Richmond Hill Ontario 

Beach Volleyball Becky Tresham Bradford Ontario 

Beach Volleyball Kaylee Glagau Mississauga Ontario 

Diving Julianne Andréa Boisvert Mirabel Quebec 

Diving Quinn Emily Gariepy-Regan Calgary Alberta 

Diving Benjamin Dennis Kai Smyth Victoria British Columbia

Gymnastics Remi Aubin Rosemere Quebec 

Gymnastics Gabriella Flynn Whistler British Columbia

Gymnastics Mathys Jalbert Sherbrooke Quebec 

Gymnastics Aurélie Tran Repentigny Quebec

Karate Émile Desrosiers Saint-Lambert Quebec 

Karate Kristin Dixon New Maryland New Brunswick

Karate Yamina Lahyanssa Pointe-Claire Quebec 

Karate Megan Rochette Ottawa Ontario Modern

Pentathlon Olivia Li Fuzhou China 

Modern Pentathlon Quinn Schulz Calgary Alberta 

Squash Hannah Blatt Winnipeg Manitoba 

Squash Noel Heaton Calgary Alberta

Squash Elliott Hunt Unionville Ontario 

Squash Sydney Maxwell Toronto Ontario

Squash Ryan Picken Vancouver British Columbia 

Squash Iman Shaheen Ottawa Ontario 

Table Tennis Sophie Gauthier Repentigny Quebec 

Table Tennis Jeremy Hazin Richmond Hill Ontario 

Taekwondo Nicolas Hoefling Woodstock Ontario 

Taekwondo Josipa Kafadar Burnaby British Columbia 

Wrestling Nyla Burgess Ajax Ontario

Wrestling Jason-Guy Luneau Saint-Lazare Quebec

Wrestling Bronwyn Jean MacGregor Midhurst Ontario

Wrestling Fotis Dechlan David Papadopoulos Toronto Ontario 

“The Junior Pan American Games brings youth together from around the Americas and will be an incredible opportunity for our youth teams to re-experience international competition in the controlled and safe environment offered by games organizers,” said Tricia Smith, Canadian Olympic Committee President and member of Panam Sports Executive Committee. “I look forward to cheering on Team Canada in Cali.” 

The Cali 2021 Games are an opportunity for athletes of the Americas, 23-years-old and younger, to continue their development as they aspire to one day compete at the Pan American Games and Olympic Games. For some sports, placements at Cali 2021 will qualify quota spots for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. Each individual gold medallist at Cali 2021 will earn a direct qualification to compete in Santiago. 

“We are proud to provide young athletes with experience representing Team Canada at a multi-sport Games. The Junior Pan American Games are an important occasion to foster long term athlete development,” said Eric Myles, Chief Sport Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee. “We have a delegation of next generation athletes ready to compete at their best on the international stage. I am excited to cheer them on over the next few weeks.” 

Accompanying the athletes and coaches will be six Mission Team staff, including a medical team and security team. Santiago Gelosi will act as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission. Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all Cali 2021 participants. 

Canadians can follow from home and cheer on this next generation of young athletes by tuning into the Panam Sports Channel website and mobile application, where more than 800 hours of live coverage of the Games will be streamed for free. The Panam Sports Channel will stream eight sports live each day during the Games, in addition to on-demand highlights and finals recaps.