Chris Helyar Confirmed as Canoe Kayak Canada President

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Oct
23
Canoe Kayak Canada
Chris Helyar Confirmed as Canoe Kayak Canada President
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (October 23, 2019) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is delighted to announce that Chris Helyar has been confirmed by the Board of Directors as CKC’s new President for the next two years.

Hailing from Toronto, Helyar has been a key member of our Board for the past four years and has volunteered on several fronts including serving as Treasurer of our Finance Committee, Chair of CKC’s Sprint High Performance Committee and provided interim volunteer assistance with our high performance program management in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Chris also Chaired the Sport Organizing Committee for Canoe Sprint for the 2015 Pan Am Games and served as a lead official at 2017 Canoe Polo World Championships. Chris is also an avid paddler who participates regularly in Masters Sprint competitions and Marathon Canoe Events.

“We’re delighted to have Chris play a lead role for the Organization,” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s been over four years since our new governance model and related structures have been in place and Chris is well positioned to lead, with our Board and staff, the assessment of where we are at as we continue to look at ways to strengthen the organization.

CKC would also like to thank outgoing President Peter Giles who served in the position for four years. Peter played a valuable role in leading CKC through a critical time of change as we developed our new governance approach with supporting strategic direction guided by key organizational values and goals.

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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 :

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca

 

Maryn Sommerfeldt

Communications Assistant

intern@canoekayak.ca

Sep
27
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates – Sprint Racing Discipline – Sprint Racing Council Chair/Commodore
Alumni, Canoe Sprint, CKC, Jobs
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Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for an individual to join the Sprint Racing Council and fill the role of Chair/Commodore of the Council. The Sprint Racing Council (SRC) is a technical committee of CKC that is representative of the CKC Paddling Association members active in the sprint racing 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 and to direct the sprint paddling discipline in Canada.

The Chair/Commodore of the SRC is the chief spokesperson of the Sprint Racing Discipline. He or she shall preside at all meetings of the Member clubs and of the Sprint Racing Council and shall be charged with the general supervision of the business and affairs of the Sprint Racing Discipline of CKC. As Chair/Commodore of the SRC, this person will also have a position on the CKC Board of Directors.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have the power under law to contract,
  • Be a resident of Canada,
  • Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country,
  • Do not have the status of bankrupt, and
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of a registered charity
  • Be a current member in good standing of a Sprint Racing Paddling Association member of CKC

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of CKC and the Sprint Racing Discipline
  • Experience working on CKC volunteer committees
  • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the SRC and CKC
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset
  • Ability to work in both official languages is an asset
  • Ability to commit approximately 20-25 hours per month to the work of the SRC and the CKC Board
  • Willing and able to travel if necessary

This is a volunteer position with a two year term.

Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.

Deadline for applications is Midnight EST on October 11, 2019.

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

 

 

Apr
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Joannie Verret to move on from Communications role at Canoe Kayak Canada
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (April 8, 2019) – Joannie Verret will be moving on from her current role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Communications Coordinator in mid-april to take on new position outside of the paddling environment as the Communications Director for the Siboire Breweries in Sherbrooke and Montréal, Québec. 

Joannie has been with Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) since August 2017 during which time she has worked on promoting paddling sports and athletes across all disciplines in Canada by revamping the organization’s communication processes and giving CKC’s branding more visibility by creating more video content, renewing clothing collections on the boutique and bringing the Paddles Up Magazine back to life. She has also helped implement a livestreaming strategy for the organisation as well as build strong communication strategies for the years to come.

“I would like to thank Joannie for her great work and dedication to Canoe Kayak Canada”, said CEO Casey Wade. “She shared her passion for paddling with us and brought an energy that made an important change to our communication objectives. We are going to miss her, and we wish her the best in her new role.”

Joannie has been paddling since she was 6 years old. She started at the Club de canotage Lac Sergent in Québec and competed in the sprint discipline with the National Team until she was 19. She has also been a coach for the Club de canoë-kayak Lac Beauport and has always been involved with the paddling community.

“It is hard for me to say goodbye to an organization and sport I have so much passion for”, said Joannie. “I have really enjoyed working in the national office and I sincerely appreciate having had the opportunity to work on the ongoing development of CKC. It was an extremely meaningful experience and I am happy I was able to give back to a sport that has always been a huge part of my life.”

Joannie will officially wrap up her duties at Canoe Kayak Canada on April 17.

   

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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 anYouTube.

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For more information :

Casey Wade
CEO, Canoe Kayak Canada
cwade@canoekayak.ca

Feb
4
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Indigenous Advisory Council
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is looking for individuals to join its newly formed Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC).  The main role of the IAC is to provide cultural guidance to CKC in the development and delivery of its programming, and to provide specific guidance on the development and implementation of Indigenous programing. The IAC will work closely with the respective Domestic Development Committees, and any other relevant CKC committee to ensure alignment of processes and opportunities. The Council’s work will respect and reflect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. One of the first tasks of the newly formed Council will be to establish the key duties and provide input into its terms of reference. 

CKC is calling for candidates who would like to serve in the following positions on the IAC:

  • Indigenous Paddling Representative, to serve in the role of Chair 
  • An Indigenous Elder 
  • Representative from an Indigenous CKC Paddling Member Community Organization (Club or Other)
  • A Representative from an Indigenous Provincial Territorial Aboriginal Sport

These are volunteer positions with two-year terms. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining their experience and position in their indigenous community/organization as well as what they hope to bring to the council, along with a CV, to CEO Casey Wade by email to cwade@canoekayak.ca. The deadline for applications is Midnight EST on February 21, 2019.



For more information:

Joannie Verret
Communications Coodinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418.271.3785


Jan
18
Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada extends RFP deadline for National Registration System
CKC, Jobs
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 5, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, is excited to offer this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for a new National Registration System. CKC extends the deadline for submission to January 31, 2019.

As CKC works toward Vision 2024, and as referenced in the 2016 and 2017 Annual Reports, a new national registration system is at the forefront of our commitment to maximize member efficiency and meet the digital registration needs of the entire CKC community.

The CKC Registration System (“CKCRS”) will deliver three core purposes: membership tracking, event advertising, and event registration.

The CKCRS will more accurately track of the number and status of participants and will meet the event registration needs, of clubs, provincial/territorial organizations, and divisions. The new system is expected to launch in Spring 2019.

The RFP is posted on the CKC website and can be found here:
Canoe Kayak Canada – RFP – New deadline: January 31, 2019

Canoe Kayak Canada is eager to work with a dynamic vendor that will develop the CKCRS in partnership with our organization over the coming months.

Proposals are encouraged from all interested vendors. Proposals and any questions about the RFP should be directed to Kevin Lawrie at KRL@sportlaw.ca by January 31, 2019.

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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 :

Kevin Lawrie

KRL@sportlaw.ca

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785

*Reference Documents:
Canoe Kayak Canada – RFP
CKC Registration System Requirements 3.0

Nov
20
Canoe Kayak Canada
Career Opportunity – Indigenous Program Development Manager
CKC, Jobs
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OTTAWA, ON (November 20, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is the national body for competitive paddling in Canada. We are a volunteer lead 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 full time Indigenous Program Development Manager to join our team for an eight-month term. Reporting to the Director of Development (DD), the Indigenous Program Manager (IPM) working closely with Community Program Leaders and PTSO Partners, will be responsible for leading and executing Canoe Kayak Canada’s (CKC) Indigenous Paddling Pilot Program and support other Indigenous programing development. Single year funding for this position has been received from Indigenous & xNorthern Affairs Canada.

Click here to download CKC Indigenous Program Manager complete job description.

The Fit

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional sport leader with experience in coaching education delivery and development. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following experience:

  • Have demonstrated experience working in and with Indigenous communities in Canada,
  • Possess an understanding of the unique position of paddling in Indigenous communities in Canada
  • Have a clearly identifiable track record of delivering on educational development projects
  • Be passionate about Indigenous culture, understand and be willing to work within an Indigenous value system that emphasizes caring, sharing and respect for all.

Ideally this position will be based out of CKC’s Office in Ottawa, however remote working solutions will be considered.

The Process

If you believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter with the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Applications are to be summited electronically by Monday, December 3, 2018 at midnight EST to Ian Mortimer at imortimer@canoekayak.ca.

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.

 

Aug
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Board of Directors – Paddling Association Representative
CKC
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(August 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors. This position is representative of the Paddling Association members of CKC and will be instrumental in providing a member perspective to the discussions and decision-making of the organization. Athlete as defined below are encouraged to apply.

The Board of Directors is comprised of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 11 people. Below outlines how these positions are elected or appointed by the two classes of membership within CKC:

  • Each of the 3 Paddling Disciplines have 2 positions which they elect or appoint from their discipline members for a total of 6 positions
  • The Paddling Association members elect 4 positions from amongst the entire CKC membership
  • The eleventh position is either an Independent Director who is an individual with no current orprevious affiliation to CKC or its members, or an Athlete Director who is an active or retired (within the last five years) member of a senior national team in any of the canoe racing disciplines, unless an athlete is already elected or appointed by the Paddling Disciplines or the Paddling Association members

    Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have the power under law to contract,
  • Be a resident of Canada,
  • Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country,
  • Do not have the status of bankrupt, and
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of a registered charity
  • Be a current member in good standing of a Paddling Association member of CKC

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in serving on Not For Profit Boards of Directors
  • Knowledge of CKC and its member disciplines
  • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the organization
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset but not required
  • Ability to commit approximately 10 – 15 hours per month to the work of the Board
  • Willing and able to travel if necessaryThis is a volunteer position with a term of three years.

    Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.

    Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 20, 2018.

    Please send applications to Chair of the CKC Nominating Committee, care of Kathy Hare by email to: khare@canoekayak.ca

Download the complete job description here: Paddling Association Representatives – 2018

Aug
3
Canoe Kayak Canada
Call for Candidates: Independent Director at Large
CKC
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(August 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is looking for one individual to join the organization’s Board of Directors as the Independent Director-at-Large. This position is instrumental in providing an external perspective to the discussions and decision- making of the organization.

As a full member of the Board of Directors, the Independent Director-at-Large will have all of the duties and responsibilities of a Director and will participate in all Board meetings, discussions and decisions.

Candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have the power under law to contract,
  • Be a resident of Canada,
  • Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country,
  • Do not have the status of bankrupt, and
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of aregistered charity
  • Have no previous or current affiliation with CKC or any of its membersIn addition, the ideal candidate will have:
    • Experience in serving on Not-for-Profit Boards of Directors
    • A specific skill set or expertise that would be of benefit to the organization
    • Knowledge of the Canadian sport system is an asset but not required
    • Ability to commit approximately 10 – 15 hours per month to the work of the Board
    • Willing and able to travel if necessaryThis is a volunteer position with a one year term.
      Interested candidates are required to complete the attached form in order to be considered for the position.Deadline for applications is midnight EST on August 20, 2018.Please send applications to Chair of the CKC Nominating Committee, care of Kathy Hare by email to: khare@canoekayak.ca

Download the complete job description here: Independent Director Call – 2018.