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Jan
25
Canoe Kayak Canada
CKC Whitewater – Call for Candidates
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CKC Whitewater – Call for Candidates

Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for an individual to join the Whitewater Council and fill the role of Chair of the Council.  The Whitewater Council (CKW-W Council) is a technical committee of CKC that is representative of the CKC Paddling Association members active in the Whitewater Discipline. It is one of three disciplines that currently make up the Paddling Discipline class of members within CKC.

The main role of the Council is to provide technical direction of the discipline and as such it operates with a relatively high degree of autonomy on technical matters specific to the discipline.

The Chair of the Whitewater Council is the chief spokesperson of the Whitewater Discipline. They shall preside at all Council meetings and shall be charged with the general supervision of the business and affairs of the Whitewater Discipline of CKC.  As Chair of the Whitewater Council, this person will also have a position on the CKC Board of Directors.

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.
Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on February 11th, 2018.

Please send applications to CEO Casey Wade by email to cwade@canoekayak.ca.

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Nov
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Olympians Anders Gustafsson and Andreas Dittmer Join Canoe Kayak Canada Coaching Team
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 27, 2017) – Canoe Kayak Canada officially announces the hiring of two world leading coaches for the sprint national teams and the men’s canoe team. Sprint canoe and kayak stars Anders Gustafsson and Andreas Dittmer are joining Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) coaching team as the Head Coach and Men’s Canoe Coach, respectively.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have both Anders and Andreas join CKC’s high performance Leadership team,” said Casey Wade, Chief Executive Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We now have a well-rounded, world leading coaching group led by Graham Barton moving forward toward 2020 and beyond,” he added.

Led by Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at CKC, Sweden’s Anders Gustafsson will be the new head coach of the national team while Germany’s Andreas Dittmer will be the coach for the men’s sprint canoe team.

“The arrival of these two big names is an exciting time for CKC,” said Barton. “I am excited by the combination of coaching and athlete potential.  There is a positive vibe on the team and I believe we have what it takes to take Canada back to being one of the top 3 canoeing nations in the World”. 

New Head Coach

Having competed in four Olympic Games between 2000 and 2012, eleven World Championships and a dozen World Cups and European Championships, the Swedish kayak star, Anders Gustafsson has all the experience necessary to excel at this role. He won the World Champion title in 2010 in the K1 500 meters event.

“When looking for a Head Coach we were looking for something more than just coaching expertise,” said Graham Barton. “It was the intangibles that made Anders our first choice.  His communication style and his experience with Sweden America’s Cup Team clearly demonstrated the skills we were looking for to lead our Coaching Team into Tokyo.” 

Men’s Canoe Coach

Andreas Dittmer marked the history of sprint canoeing and inspired thousands of young athletes around the world. The German Olympian will take charge of the Canadian men’s sprint canoe team.

During his career, Dittmer dominated sprint canoeing by winning five medals at the Olympic Games, including 3 golds in C-2 and C-1 1000 meters. He is also 8 times World Champion and has won a total of 22 medals at the World Championship between 1991 and 2004.

“Andreas is the final piece in solidifying a World Class coaching team,” said Barton. “He brings with him extensive Olympic experience. He knows what it takes to win and I am confident that he will lead our Men’s Canoe Program back into contention for the podium in Tokyo and Paris”.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Oct
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Emily MacKeigan joins Canoe Kayak Canada national office as the new national team manager
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 4, 2017) – After Gymnastics Canada and Equestrian Canada, it is time for Canoe Kayak Canada to welcome Emily MacKeigan as the new national team manager.

“I am excited to have Emily join our team. She has National Sport Organization experience in complicated logistics and supporting teams at major games, most recently in Rio” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Her skills will complement a strong staff we are building for Tokyo and beyond. On behalf of Canoe Kayak Canada, I want to welcome Emily to our paddling family!” he added.

MacKeigan completed her studies at the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor in Human Kinetics and a Master’s degree with a concentration in Sport Management. The leadership she has developed over the past few years as an Event Coordinator at Gymnastics Canada and Team Services Coordinator at Equestrian Canada will be a major asset to our organization.

“I am thrilled to join the Canoe Kayak Canada team and look forward to new adventures ahead supporting the national team!” said Emily. “I am very happy to bring some great experience to the position and have the opportunity to learn more about the world of paddling. I am eager to meet the athletes and the entire team at CKC and I have the feeling great things are on the rise for Canoe Kayak Canada as we are leading up to Tokyo,” she added.

Her past experiences include supporting the teams in the recent Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, as well as in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. MacKeigan will be join Canoe Kayak Canada mid-October.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785

Sep
6
Canoe Kayak Canada
Job Posting – HEAD COACH / Canoe Kayak Canada
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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY / HEAD COACH – Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national body for competitive paddling in Canada. We are a volunteer led and staff driven organization made up of a community of paddling enthusiasts – athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and supporters – from coast to coast.

We are seeking a Head Coach to join our team. As the program implementation lead in the field, the Head Coach is responsible for the creation and implementation of the overall athlete High Performance Plan.

Reporting to the CTO the Head Coach oversees a staff of national coaches, and ensures that staff coaches are implementing and monitoring programing in accordance with best practice techniques that comprehensively address physical, technical, tactical, psychological and emotional principles of training, recovering, peaking and race execution.

If you possess the passion and qualifications listed below, please submit your application with a covering letter outlining why you believe you are who we are looking for!!

Application deadline is Friday September 29, 2017; apply to gbarton@canoekayak.ca

 

Qualifications

Education

  • Be a certified level 4 National Coaching Certification Program coach or the designation of Chartered Profession Coach from the Coaching Association of Canada.Coaches who do not meet the prerequisites above may still be considered if they demonstrate that they have at least one of the following:
  • Commensurate education (Master’s degree in coaching) at a Canadian university (copy of diploma);
  • Commensurate education at a foreign university (copy of diploma);
  • Commensurate education at a sport institute or equivalent (copy of diploma);
  • Demonstrated performances as a coach of an athlete with international success at senior world championships, Olympic Games or Paralympic Games (performance record);
  • Commensurate combination of education and experience (copy of diploma and performance record)

 

Skills / Background

  • Be a world-class coach with a successful track record of coaching leadership at the international level.
  • Strong desire to excel at whatever task is at hand, seeking to achieve world-class levels of professionalism, technical delivery and quality standards.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and constructively challenges traditional assumptions and methods.
  • Develops direction and structure, ensuring clarity or role and purpose.
  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing tasks.
  • Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Demonstrates great judgement and creative approaches to challenge traditional technical and training assumptions and in providing solutions.
  • Uses appropriate techniques and communication strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and plans.
  • Ability to accurately analyze and translate performance data into meaningful program opportunities.
  • Sets high goals/establishes stretch goals for personal, team and program accomplishment.
  • Conveys an image that is consistent with the organization’s values. Demonstrates decisiveness and action in the management of issues as they arise.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Show evidence of possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, and can motivate and inspire others.
  • Experience of applying aspects of sports science, medicine and technology to improve performance.
  • The ability to work in both official languages is considered an asset.
  • Evidence of the ability to think innovatively and use experience and knowledge from other sports or fields to accomplish excellence.
  • Key personal qualities include adaptability, commitment, drive, innovation.
  • Strong computer literacy and experience working with coaching software.

Note: 

  • Must obtain a police record check (vulnerable sector).
  • Significant domestic and international travel required

 

If you have a passion for sport and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume along with salary expectations and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Applications are to be summited electronically by September 29, 2017 to:

Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer
gbarton@canoekayak.ca

 

Find the full job description here.

Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  In addition, Canoe Kayak Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest however only those that will be selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is financially supported by Sport Canada and Own the Podium.

 

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