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Call for Expression of Interest: AthletesCAN seeks new committee members

AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is launching a Call for Applications as it seeks new members to join the organization’s various committees.

National team athletes and/or external professionals with relevant expertise, an interest in becoming more involved and a passion for amplifying the athlete voice are encouraged to apply.

Committees with available positions are outlined below (with number of positions available noted in brackets). Applications should be submitted to Christine de Bruin, Interim Office Administrator by May 27, 2022 to cdebruin@athletescan.ca.

For the Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee, newly-launched in 2021, click here for the application. 

For all other committees, please apply here.

Canadian Sport Awards Committee (1-2)

The Canadian Sport Awards Committee is an operational committee struck annually. Its role is to plan, organize and implement the annual Canadian Sport Awards, providing input and making recommendations and/or decisions about the location, program, presenters and social events.

Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee (1-2)

The Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee is a standing committee of AthletesCAN. Its role is to make recommendations to AthletesCAN Board of Directors, via the chairperson, on practices aligned with the Diversity, Equity, and Access, providing feedback on current and future programming, and meeting additional objectives.

Forum Committee (2-3)

The Forum Committee is an ad hoc committee struck annually.  Its role is to develop the annual AthletesCAN Forum Program, providing input and making recommendations and/or decisions about the conference sessions, speakers and social events. 

Leadership Development Committee (2-3)

The Leadership Development Committee is a standing committee of AthletesCAN. Its role is to assist the organization in fulfilling its mandate in relation to the identification, development, delivery and management of leadership resources and activities.

Marketing and Communications Committee (1-2)

A standing committee of AthletesCAN, the Marketing and Communications Committee will manage the organization’s brand with a focus on internal and external communications, marketing, and the development of assets to be used in the generation of revenue. The committee will advise the AthletesCAN Board of Directors in these areas based on an annual Communications Plan, associated engagement strategies and property valuations. The committee is also a working committee, and members are expected to carry out the tasks and projects of the organization outlined in these terms.

Membership Committee (1-2)

A standing committee of AthletesCAN, the Membership Committee will compose and deliver an annual membership report as well as membership updates to be presented at each board meeting. Additionally, the committee will manage the organization’s membership and alumni engagement strategies. The committee will advise the AthletesCAN Board of Directors in these areas based on an annual Communications Plan, engagement strategies and the annual membership report. The committee is also a working committee, and members are expected to carry out the tasks and projects of the organization outlined in these terms.

Safe Sport Working Group (2)

The Safe Sport Working Group is a standing committee of AthletesCAN. Its role is to assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities related to matters regarding safe sport.