About Us

Weightlifting Canada Haltérophilie is the governing body for the sport of Olympic weightlifting in Canada. Formed in 1960 and incorporated as a Not-for-Profit in 1974, WCH has seen tremendous growth in the sport.

Board Members

Craig Walker
Richard Mason
Deanne Friesen
Gabriel Auclair
Athletes Rep:
Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet
Director Anti-Doping - Joe Landreville
Director Coaching Programs - Trevor Cottrell
High Performance Manager - Mac Read
Raf Korkowski
Andrew Pretty


Weightlifting Canada Haltérophilie is dedicated to the promotion and development of Olympic Weightlifting in Canada. We will do so in a spirit of equity and fair play, while at the same time encouraging a fit for life philosophy.


The objectives of the Federation are to govern the sport of Olympic weightlifting in Canada and to establish, maintain, conduct, and promote interest and participation in the sport of Olympic weightlifting.