Provincial/Territorial Sport Representative
The Canada Games Council (CGC) is the franchise holder for the Canada Games, responsible for the management of the Canada Games and the development of the Canada Games Movement. Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province and the Yukon Territory at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967, and are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride, citizen engagement and national unity. As the Games move from one host community to the next, the CGC provides the continuity, leadership and support to Host Societies in key areas through CGC’s transfer of knowledge program. The CGC also ensures effective long-term partnerships with National Sport Organizations, Federal-Provincial/Territorial governments, the corporate sector, broadcasters and the media.
The CGC Sport Committee is convened at the pleasure of the Board of Directors of the CGC and is delegated responsibility to consider and decide on matters of sport technical in nature and participant care and comfort. The terms of reference for the Sport Committee can be found here.
As a volunteer member of the CGC Sport Committee, the Provincial/Territorial Representative’s (P/T Rep) role is to provide the Committee with the Provincial/Territorial perspective on matters related to sport technical and participant care and comfort. The P/T Rep will work with other Committee members and staff to further the CGC’s strategic priorities as they relate to sport technical and participant care and comfort.
The CGC is seeking an individual to join the CGC Sport Committee for a minimum of one four year term and a maximum of two four year terms (maximum total commitment of eight years) who can commit to one to two in person meetings per year (two days each, typically held in Ottawa, ON) and several video conference meetings throughout the year (typically one hour in length). Expenses related to attending in person meetings will be covered by the CGC.
You are a senior manager in a Provincial/Territorial department for sport or designated non-government body responsible for sport who clearly understands the sport development objectives of the Canada Games and their relationship to Provincial/Territorial programs and sport development.
- Currently employed, or a high level volunteer, in Provincial/Territorial Sport program delivery (government or non-government delivery agency);
- Past or present Provincial/Territorial Mission Team member, ideally as a Chef de Mission or Assistant Chef de Mission;
- Understanding of the role the Canada Games plays in athlete development;
- Understanding of Canada Games sport technical packages;
- Understanding of the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP);
- Past or present member of the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Sport Committee is considered an asset.
Individuals interested in this opportunity can apply here. Applications are due by January 29, 2021.
Canada Games Council is committed to building a skilled, diverse team reflective of Canadian society. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates applications from women, Indigenous persons, persons with a disability or members of a visible minority group and regardless of sexual identity, gender identification or gender expression.