April 25, 2016
Call for Applications – Sport Committee Position Athlete Representative
Canada Games Council
The Canada Games Council (CGC) is the franchise holder for the Canada Games and Canada Games Movement. We are responsible for the on-going management and delivery of the Canada Games and the promotion and development of the broader Canada Games Movement across the country. The Council ensures the Games play an important role in Canadian sport development.
The CGC delivers the Canada Games as a unique, premium, nation building, multi-sport event and works continuously to strengthen the Canada Games Movement, in partnership with government, the private sector and the sport community.
Sport Committee Terms of Reference
The Sport Committee is convened at the pleasure of the Board of Directors of the CGC and is delegated responsibility to consider and decide on sport matters including but not necessarily limited to those noted below. The Sport Committee shall attempt to further the mission and strategic directions of the CGC in the areas of the sport program and technical matters and athlete care, comfort and safety.
The individual committee members are ratified at the Board’s Annual General Meeting and currently consist of the following:
Chair – appointed by the Board
- CGC Director of Sport & Games
- 2 National Sport Organization (NSO) Reps
- 2 Provincial/Territorial Reps
- 1 Athlete Rep
- 1 Sport Canada Rep – Non Voting
- CGC Sport & Games Staff – Non Voting
Sport Committee members (with the exception of the CGC Director of Sport & Games and non-voting members) shall serve terms of four (4) years with a maximum of two (2) terms. Terms are staggered so that all committee members do not change at the same time.
The Sport Committee will have primary responsibility for the following:
- Principles that Govern Technical Packages:
- Age Categories;
- Athlete Eligibility;
- Competition Formats;
- Sport Scoring;
- Sport Technical Packages;
- Technical Officials;
- Sport Venues;
- Technical Representatives;
- Canada Games Flag and Centennial Cup;
- Sport Technical Policies/Procedures;
- Sport Selection;
- Sport Schedule;
- Protests and Appeals;
- Athlete Care, Comfort and Safety;
2. ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE (1 position)
Description: You are an active or retired Provincial/Territorial or National team athlete and Canada Games alumnus who has an affinity for the Games and appreciates and understands the importance the Games play in the Canadian athlete development system.
The committee typically holds one or two face to face meetings and five to six conference calls per year.
We are looking for individuals that can make a minimum four-year commitment, with a possibility of one additional term.
Skills and expertise:
Broad-based knowledge of the Canada Games and the Canadian Sport system. Ability to link sport technical decisions, and its impact on athletes and the Canadian sport system. Specific knowledge of participants care and comfort needs at a multi sport games.
Term: Four year term begins in June 2016 (renewable to a maximum of one additional term or eight years in total).
3. APPLICATION PROCESS
Please complete the linked application form – by May 13, 2016.
Application – http://goo.gl/forms/4W6mr2AqZq