The SDRCC is currently seeking to fill up to seven (7) positions on the Athlete Advisory Committee and is calling for active or retired high-performance athletes with expertise in sport, safe sport, legal and/or regulatory issues. The Committee, of which the terms of reference are appended, must reflect the broad diversity of the Canadian sport community with respect to discipline (individual/team sports, winter/summer sports, para/non-para sports), activity status (retired/active athletes), gender, ethnicity and other intersectionality factors. Committee members’ first mandates will expire on March 31, 2024, with an option to seek a renewal annually. The maximum number of consecutive mandates is four (4). Committee members are not remunerated for their participation.
The SDRCC Board, AthletesCAN, the Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission and the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Athletes’ Council have each been invited to designate two (2) members to the Committee. Those members select up to seven (7) more members to complete the composition of the Committee from a call for applications. The current Committee members will select the new members from the pool of applicants.
Candidates must apply using the Athlete Advisory Committee Application Form, which includes a section to submit a point form biography setting out their background and relevant experience in no more than 500 words, and a text of a maximum of 250 words stating their motivations to be part of the Athlete Advisory Committee. Applications must be received by the SDRCC no later than 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on September 18, 2023 and include all the information required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that their application is received.