Speed Skating Canada

PEOPLE

Countless volunteers and professional staff work tirelessly behind the scenes to help manage and deliver programs — both nationally and locally — through committees, provincial and territorial speed skating associations and their affiliated clubs.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Speed Skating Canada Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who graciously devote their time and energy to the betterment of the sport. Members of the Board come from all walks of life and from all corners of the country. They are elected by our membership, at the Annual General Meeting, to provide leadership and direction in the pursuit of our organization’s vision, mission and strategic objectives. The Board is accountable to the membership for competent stewardship that will ensure the long-term viability of the organization.

Nominations

Blair R. Carbert, Q.C.

President

Calgary, AB

Danielle Daigle

Vice President

Halifax, NS

André Beaulieu

Treasurer

Repentigny, QC

Mathieu Bernier

Athlete Director

Montreal, QC

Jean Pichette

Director

Lévis, QC

Dave McQuaid

Director

Vancouver, BC

Steve Côté

Director

Quebec City, QC

Wayne Kainu

Director

Calgary, AB

ADVISORY GROUPS

Our organization has several different types of internal and external advisory groups – made up of volunteers and subject matter experts from across the country – which have been established to provide Speed Skating Canada Board members and/or staff members with guidance on a specific program area. Each of these groups has a defined mandate and reporting structure, which are detailed in their respective Terms of Reference.

Terms of Reference

Committees

Committees report to the Speed Skating Canada Board of Directors and are mandated to assist the Board in carrying out its duties by advising Board colleagues on issues related to their areas of expertise. Committees are chaired by a member of the SSC Board and may also include external stakeholders. Committees generally operate at a policy or strategy level and are not involved in operational decisions of the organization.

Members
  • André Beaulieu (Chair)
  • Mathieu Bernier
  • Terry Lockhart (Staff)
  • Blair Carbert (Ex Officio)
  • Susan Auch (Ex Officio)
MANDATE

To advise the Board on issues related to auditing and reporting, financial policies and strategies, financial and other risk management, and compliance with legal obligations.

Members
  • Lyn Radford (Chair)
  • Denis Leclerc
  • Terry Lockhart (Staff)
  • Blair Carbert (Ex Officio)
  • Susan Auch (Ex Officio)
MANDATE

To advise the Board on issues related to human resources practices and policies, compensation of senior SSC leadership, and compliance with human resources legal obligations.

Members
  • Dave McQuaid (Chair, Governance)
  • André Beaulieu (Chair, Nominations)
  • Danielle Daigle
  • Mathieu Bernier
  • Mary Frances Carter
  • Katherine Strong (Staff)
  • Blair Carbert (Ex Officio)
  • Susan Auch (Ex Officio)
MANDATE

To advise the Board on issues related to SSC’s governance structure and practices in the identification, training and selection of individuals for volunteer positions within SSC.

Members
  • Geri McCuish (Chair)
  • Lyn Radford
  • Jean Pichette
  • G. Law
  • R. Mowat
  • Nicole Espenant (Staff)
  • Blair Carbert (Ex Officio)
  • Susan Auch (Ex Officio)
MANDATE

To advise the Board on issues related to SSC’s revenue generation activities, including development of a Revenue Generation Strategy, associated policies, key outcomes and risk assessment protocols.

Advisory Councils

Advisory Councils report to senior Speed Skating Canada staff members and are mandated to advise SSC staff on issues related to their areas of expertise. Advisory Councils are chaired by a member of the SSC staff and are primarily comprised of external stakeholders. Advisory Councils generally contribute their expertise at an operational level, providing SSC staff with advice and support to help guide the decisions of the organization.

Members
  • Marc Schryburt (Chair)
  • François-Louis Tremblay
  • Andrew Lahey
  • Andrea Bower
MANDATE

To advise SSC high performance staff in the selection processes of the short track team(s).

Members
  • Cathy Tong (Chair)
  • Shannon Sibold
  • Dominique Gravel
  • Derek Covington
MANDATE

To advise SSC high performance staff in the selection processes of the long track team(s).

Members
  • Dave Morrison (Chair)
  • Jessica Price (Staff)
  • Chris Acton
  • Jean-Roch Bugeaud
  • Patti Walsh
  • Rick Hunt
  • Stuart Gibbs
  • Tim Comfort
  • Yves Michaud
  • Lorelei St. Rose
  • Todd Landon
MANDATE

To advise SSC staff in the development of the sport system in accordance with SSC’s Strategic Plan and an understanding of Long-Term Development.

Members
  • Nicole Espenant (Chair)
  • Jill Lynch (Staff)
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
MANDATE

To advise and support SSC staff in the development and execution of initiatives in line with SSC’s Strategic Plan and the Revenue Generation Strategy as approved by the SSC Board of Directors.

Working Groups

Working Groups report to senior Speed Skating Canada staff members and are mandated to advise SSC staff on issues related to their areas of expertise. Contrary to Advisory Councils, Working Groups have a mandate that is limited in duration and are focused on the accomplishment of specific objectives and/or projects. Working Groups are chaired by a member of the SSC staff and are primarily comprised of external stakeholders. Working Groups generally contribute their expertise at an operational level, providing SSC staff with advice and support to help guide the decisions of the organization.

Members
  • Dave Morrison (Chair)
  • Jessica Price (Staff)
  • Robert Tremblay
  • Derrick MacLeod
  • Chris Acton
  • Mary Frances Carter
  • Kerry Egan
MANDATE

To provide SSC staff and the broader speed skating community with guidance, advice and feedback on Return to Sport initiatives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members
  • Nicole Espenant (Chair)
  • Alain Brouillette (Staff)
  • François-Olivier Roberge
  • Marley Peters
  • Thomas Dudley
  • Gilmore Junio
  • Matt Finlin
  • Isabelle Carrier
MANDATE

To provide SSC staff with guidance, advice and feedback on the scope, objectives, execution and implementation of national marketing projects in the lead up to Beijing 2022.

STAFF

The day-to-day operations of Speed Skating Canada are managed by the Chief Executive Officer, who leads over a dozen professional staff members towards achievement of the organization’s operational and strategic priorities. The staff work together on various programs, events and initiatives, all while providing support to our members, as well as our national team athletes, coaches and support team.

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Susan Auch

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

WINNIPEG, MB

Alain Brouillette

Manager, Marketing and Communications

OTTAWA, ON

Alexandra Proulx

COORDINATOR, SAFE SPORT AND INCLUSION

OTTAWA, ON

Alicia Krywiak

SENIOR COORDINATOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS

OTTAWA, ON

Amra Kubat

COORDINATOR, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

MONTREAL, QC

Jessica Price

COORDINATOR, SPORT DEVELOPMENT

OTTAWA, ON

Jill Lynch

SENIOR COORDINATOR, EVENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS

CALGARY, AB

Jonathon Cavar

Manager, Sport Pathway

Montreal, QC

Katherine Strong

SENIOR COORDINATOR, LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONS

OTTAWA, ON

Marc Schryburt

DIRECTOR, HIGH PERFORMANCE – SHORT TRACK

MONTREAL, QC

Mark Wild

Director, High Performance – Long Track (Interim)

Calgary, AB

Nicole Espenant

Director, Business and Member Development

CALGARY, AB

Paula Vargas

Coordinator, Finance and Corporate Services

Calgary, AB

Shana Jean

COORDINATOR, HIGH PERFORMANCE – SHORT TRACK

MONTREAL, QC

Terry Lockhart, CPA, CGA

DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES

CALGARY, AB

Tyler Mulcock

COORDINATOR, HIGH PERFORMANCE – LONG TRACK

CALGARY, AB