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.

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.

Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee

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

  • André Beaulieu (Chair)
  • Danielle Daigle
  • Mathieu Bernier
  • Tony Main
  • Tristan Stepnuk
  • Terry Lockhart

Human Resources & Compensation Committee

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

  • Denis Leclerc (Chair)
  • Geri McCuish
  • Lyn Radford
  • Vacant (Non-Board)

Governance & Nominations Committee

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

  • Dave McQuaid (Chair)
  • Danielle Daigle
  • Denis Leclerc
  • Mary Frances Carter
  • Katherine Strong

Revenue Generation Committee

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.

Members

  • Lyn Radford (Chair)
  • Geri McCuish
  • Vacant (Non-Board)
  • Vacant (Non-Board)
  • Nicole Espenant

 

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.

High Performance Advisory Council - Short Track

Mandate

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

Members

  • Marc Schryburt (Chair)
  • Shawn Holman
  • François-Louis Tremblay
  • Andrew Lahey
  • Andrea Bower

High Performance Advisory Council – Long Track

Mandate

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

Members

  • Shawn Holman (Chair)
  • Cathy Tong
  • Shannon Sibold
  • Dominique Gravel
  • Derek Covington

Sport Development Advisory Council

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. (Terms of Reference)

Members

  • Dave Morrison (Chair)
  • Jessica Price
  • Chris Acton
  • Fritz Schumann
  • Jean-Roch Bugeaud
  • Jennifer Gibson
  • Patti Walsh
  • Rick Hunt
  • Stuart Gibbs
  • Tim Comfort
  • Yves Michaud 

Fundraising Advisory Council

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.

Members

  • Nicole Espenant (Chair)
  • Jill Lynch
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

 

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.

Return to Sport Working Group

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

  • Dave Morrison (Chair)
  • Jessica Price
  • Robert Tremblay
  • Nicole Garrido
  • Derrick MacLeod
  • Chris Acton
  • Mary Frances Carter
  • Kerry Egan

Marketing Working Group

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. (Terms of Reference)

Members

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