Meet Our Team

Board of Directors

The National Health and Fitness initiative has been established to protect the trademarks of National Health and Fitness Day and to promote the adoption of the Day by municipalities across Canada. Our mission is to support MPs, Senators, Indigenous leaders, and local government leaders to mobilize Canadians to lead healthy, active lifestyles.

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Pierre Lafontaine

Swim Coach

Pierre is recognized as one of Canada’s most distinguished sport leaders, having served eight years as CEO and National Team Director at Swimming Canada then CEO of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) followed by CEO of both Cross Country-Canada and Cycling Canada. 


In addition to volunteering as head coach of the Parliamentary swim team, Pierre recently returned to active coaching, serving as high performance head at Swim PEI, while also coaching top club athletes at Swim Ottawa and at the Carleton Ravens varsity program.  


Pierre's passion is promoting swimming both as an elite sport and as a life-long healthy activity.