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Handball Canada

Everything you need to know about Handball in Canada.


Team handball is an Olympic sport played by over 27 million people in over 197 countries.


Anyone can play! From young children to adult leagues, many people for a lifetime.


All that is needed to play are nets, handballs and shoes.


Team handball is easy to learn, teach and play. Anyone can learn.


Team, handball is a high-scoring, fast-paced athletic sport, with teams of up to 16 players.

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The Canadian Team Handball Federation.

The Canadian Team Handball Federation (Handball Canada) is the official governing body of Handball in Canada as recognized by both Sport Canada and the International Handball Federation, the governing body of handball world wide..

Founded in 1962, Handball Canada is a non-profit organization led by its elected volunteer Board of Directors and serves to support and grow the sport of handball across the country with a specific emphasis on player, coaching, and referee development. In partnership with our members, our national teams have the opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Championships, and many other international competitions across the world.

Our Board of Directors

David LeePresident
Ward HrabiVice-President / Vice-President
Saribel DeslauriersSecretary / Secretaire
Jason FergusonTreasurer / Tresorier
Fabien BarrillotDirector of competetion and events / Directeur des competitions et des evenements
Kathryn HowdenDirector of marketing and communications / Directeur du marketing et des communications
Marc St-LaurentDirector of high performace program / Directeur de programme de haute performance
Janosch OrtmannDirector of sport development / Directeur du developpement

About Handball.

Handball is a high-octane, physical contact sport that shares many of its main properties with football and basketball – only played much, much faster.

There are a few different types of handball: court, beach, mini, and wheelchair. 30 million people play handball around the world.

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  • The objective of the program is to prepare the best possible team for qualification for the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023 and to prepare the next generation with a U24 team for the IHF U24 Emerging Nations Tournament. Athletes born in 2003 and older are invited. L’objectif du programme est de préparer la meilleure […]

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  • Training/Selection Camp – Western Canada (MB, SK, AB, BC) – June 11 & 12, 2022Camp Goal: to provide a training opportunity and evaluate athletes for the national teamOpen to: U18 men (born 2004, 2005, 2006)Location: Level 1 Sports, (14449 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton AB)Time: Camp times: Saturday June 11: 0930-1100, 1300-1430, 1600-1730Sunday June 12: 0900-1030, 1200-1330 […]

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  • Camp Goal: provide a training opportunity and evaluate athletes for the national teamOpen to: U19, U21, U24 and Senior Male Players living in Western CanadaLocation: Calgary Central Sportsplex (#8 401 33 Street NE, Calgary AB)Time: Friday April 1: 7:30–8:30pm – team meeting and 8:30–10:30pm trainingSaturday April 2: 10:00-12:00pm and 2:30-4:30pm training, 6:00-6:30pmteam meeting followed by […]

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  • Training/Selection Camp – Eastern Canada (NB, QC, ON) – to be determined Accommodation: Please confirm if you require accommodation. If you are able to billet withfamily or friends that would be appreciated so we can reduce expenses Requirements: Athletes should be prepared to pay approximately $2,500 should they beselected to a national team. This is […]

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  • The Canadian Team Handball Federation is looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Directors, applications deadline has been extended to June 10, 2022.  La Fédération Canadienne d’équipe de Handball est à la recherche d’un trésorier pour se joindre à notre conseil d’administration, la date limite de candidature a été prolongée jusqu’au 10 juin […]

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