CEC held it’s 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday September 26, during which CEC reached important milestones!
The members of CEC approved revised By-Laws for the organization (currently under translation). Through the adoption of these by-laws, Climbing Canada becomes one of the first National Sport Organization in Canada to be fully compliant with the Canadian Sport Governance Code. This compliance will be a requirement for funding as of April 1, 2025. CEC is therefore more than a year ahead! Kuddos to the board members and organization members who worked so hard on this consultant process.
Not one, but two Athletes Directors
Through the adoption of the new by-laws, the members are showing support for CEC’s mission to become even more athlete-centric. For the past 5 years, CEC has had one athlete-representative on the board of director. But now, we will have 2! These athletes are elected by their peers, and will sit on the board with the same roles and responsibilities as other directors. They will also be Co-Chair of the reformed Athletes Commission (more details coming soon!).
Congratulations to Michael Finn-Henry and Babette Roy!
New Board of 11 directors
With the new by-laws in place, the members have elected a board of 11 directors to govern Climbing Escalade Canada. This board is 100% compliant with the Code, in respect to independence of directors, gender parity (5F/6M), and term limits.
Congrats to this year’s directors!
Elected for 1 year (2023-2024):
- Carrie Croft (New) – Quebec
- Joanne Carilli-Stevenson (New) – US
- Michael Finn-Henry (New) – British Columbia
- Michelle Ang (returning) – British Columbia
- Nicolas Valence (returning) – Quebec
Elected for 2 years (2023-2025):
- Babette Roy (New) – Quebec
- Joachim Stroink (returning) – Nova Scotia
- Lesley Hillier (New) – New Brunswick
- Mohammad Havaledar (returning) – Ontario
- Paul Dormaar (returning) – Alberta
- Rahul Sapra (returning) – Ontario