CKC welcomes new staff members to the team

Posted By: CKC

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to welcome Jessica Kenney and Emmalee Nother to the staff team. Jessica will take on the role of Project Manager, National Program Development and Events while Emmalee joins the team as Communications Coordinator.

“We are thrilled to welcome both Jessica and Emmalee to the CKC team” said Casey Wade, CEO of Canoe Kayak Canada. “Both bring tremendous experience, energy and skills that will help strengthen our continued commitment and capacity to lead and support paddling in Canada at all levels, as well as internationally.”

Jessica Kenney will be responsible for coordinating and managing the delivery of domestic development programs and events as it relates to planning, budgeting, execution, communication, tracking and evaluation of programs in partnership with other key staff. Jessica will work closely with Kenna Robins, Director of National Program Development, the Senior Leadership team and other key staff.

“I am excited to be joining CKC and the Canadian paddling community,” said Kenney. “I look forward to working with Kenna and the team to build on the great work CKC is known for, while helping develop the National programming.”

Jessica brings a wealth of experience from her most recent role at the Canadian Paralympic Committee. As Senior Coordinator of Games Operations and Delivery, Jessica has completed the delivery of Travel Services and Games Registration for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games and 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympic Games. Jessica also held the role as Senior Coordinator of Fundraising Events at the Paralympic Foundation of Canada. Prior to joining the Canadian Paralympic Committee, she managed the satellite operation for the 2019 Red Deer Canada Games, managing the competition venue, accommodation and competition operations of three sport competition venues.

“We are really looking forward to having Jessica as part of the team,” said Kenna Robins, Director of National Program Development. “As a Certified Project Manager, she has extensive experience in project management, volunteer management, and successful event delivery. Jessica’s positive attitude and excellent customer service skills will certainly be a great asset to CKC and the broader community.”

Emmalee Nother joins the CKC team as Communications Coordinator. Working closely with the Communications Lead, Colleen Coderre and the Senior Leadership Team, Emmalee will support the delivery of CKC’s communications, including event communications, media relations, and the digital strategy.

“I am incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to join Colleen and the CKC Team,” said Nother. “With passion and purpose, I look forward to telling the incredible stories of our athletes and sport to amplify the paddling community.”

In her recent role as Digital Communications Manager at Alpine Ontario Alpin, Emmalee developed a robust digital marketing strategy that resulted in significant growth and engagement for the organization and their partner profiles. In her previous role at the Canadian Olympic Foundation, Emmalee managed all donor marketing and communications, fostering new profitable relationships that helped carry Team Canada through two Olympic Games, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Emmalee was also a key player in launching multiple marketing campaigns at the Foundation including ‘5to8’, the largest digital fundraising campaign the Foundation has ever launched with media coverage worldwide.

“Emmalee brings the perfect balance of passion and experience to this role,” said Colleen Coderre, CKC’s Communications Lead. “She is highly skilled, highly motivated and brings a wonderful energy and attitude to the table. I am really looking forward to working with Emmalee to elevate our communications strategy.”

We welcome Emmalee to the team as she officially starts in her new role on April 4, 2022. We also look forward to welcoming Jessica to the team on April 19, 2022.