CEC Committees

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) is supported in its important mandate by volunteer-based committees, who advise and develop programs for CEC. Committee’s Terms of Reference are available here.

COMPETITION COMMITTEE
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE
COACHING COMMITTEE
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE
PARA-CLIMBING COMMITTEE


Competition Committee

Goals:

  • To develop programs and certification levels for officials
  • To evaluate and recommend the structure for the National Series events
  • To develop the application and selection process for events and officials, this includes the structure of the selection committee.

This committee will be comprised of three sub-committees: Route Setting Sub-Committee, Technical Sub-Committee, Events Sub-Committee.

Staff Lead: Christiane Marceau, ed@climbingcanada.ca

2021-2022 Members
Chair: Paul Ledet, BC
Babak Zia, BC
Bob MacDonald, AB
Fred Charron, QC
Jaime Doyle, BC
Kaleb Cooper-Thomas, QC
Oscar Lanzagorta Sanchez, QC
Sebastian Powell, BC
Shu Li, BC
Simon Parton, BC


High Performance Committee

Goals:

  • To create, review and revise HP Plan for climbing with the goal of increasing results at International events
  • To support HP athletes in all aspects of performance
  • To research and analyze current data to support HP initiatives

Staff lead: Andrew Wilson, hpd@climbingcanada.ca

2021-2022 Members
Adrien Mayost, ON
Dr. Yasser El-Sheikh, ON
Jeff Thomson, BC
Kelly Drager, AB
Len Chong, BC
Melanie Marier, BC
Patrick Labelle, QC
Stacey Weldon, AB


Coaching Committee

Goals:

  • To create, review and revise Coach Education Plan for Instruction, Competition Introduction and Competition Development for climbing in Canada.
  • Create a National Coach database
  • To increase the quality and consistency of coaching at all levels of the sport in Canada.
  • Establish/partner annual coaching conference
  • To research and evaluate existing coach education modules.

To reach the committee: coaching@climbingcanada.ca 
Staff Lead: Christiane Marceau, ed@climbingcanada.ca

2021-2022 Members
Chair: Olivia Wyett, ON
Adrian Das, ON/QC
Brianna McMahon ON
Dallas Mix, AB
Heather Reynolds, NS
Jamie Galloway, ON
Nicolas Janelle, QC
Silvia McBurney, ON


Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The goals and objectives of the D&I Committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Support CEC in understanding the climbing community current state and challenges regarding Diversity & Inclusion;
  • Engage in frequent, candid communication to correct misperceptions about Diversity & Inclusion;
  • Review proposed Policies and Actions in respect to Diversity & Inclusion;
  • Provide guidance to CEC Management and Directors on all things related to Diversity & Inclusion
  • Align with CEC’s Strategic Plan;
  • Encourage more diversity & inclusivity within the Canadian climbing community in general and the CEC organization specifically, including, but not limited to, staff, directors, committees, volunteers;
  • Develop accountable action items to further the Diversity & Inclusion mandate.

To reach the committee: diversity@climbingcanada.ca
Staff Lead: Christiane Marceau, ed@climbingcanada.ca

2021-2022 Members
Chair: Joy Aqwa, AB
Ana Paula Becerra, ON
Caroline McNamee, BC
Catherine (Cat) Carkner, QC
Naomi Maldonado-Rodriguez, BC
Olivia Wyett, ON
Rahul Sapra, ON
Rasha Taha, ON
Yona Al-Tahir, ON


Para-Climbing Committee

This new committee will be launched in 2021.

Goals:

  • Researching and reporting on rules and regulations surrounding para-sports;
  • Researching access barriers and solutions;
  • Developing a climbing para-athlete Long Term Athlete Development & Pathway;
  • Working with the IFSC to endorse and implement para-climbing classifications;
  • Developing para-athlete identification system;
  • Aligning with CEC’s Strategic Plan;
  • Developing accountable action items to further the para-climbing inclusion mandate; and,
  • Supporting other initiatives as requested by the ED and/or CEC board of directors (the “Board”).

To reach the committee: paraclimbing@climbingcanada.ca
Staff Lead: Christiane Marceau, ed@climbingcanada.ca

2021-2022 Members
Chair: Wayne Gearey, AB
Aurelie Suberchicot, QC
Babak Zia, BC
Brent Goodman, BC
Emma Gagne, ON
Sarah Thorne, ON
Steven Vosburgh, QC

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While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
As a Nation, Canada finished 13th out of 48 ranked countries in bouldering.
Below are our final world ranking results in Bouldering for the 2022 season (overall, there are 150 ranked women, and 153 ranked men)
Alannah Yip 30th
Victor Baudrand 32nd
Madison Fischer 37th
Guy McNamee 41st
Sean McColl 45th
Babette Roy 61st
Indiana Chapman 65th
Oscar Baudrand 66th
Evangelina Briggs 72nd
Lucas Uchida 87th
Rebecca Frangos 89th
Emi Takeshita 103rd
Paige Boklaschuk 111th
Lia Wieckowski 136th
Zachary Richardson 140th
Ivan Luo and Ethan Hoffman unranked

While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
As a Nation, Canada finished 13th out of 48 ranked countries in bouldering.
Below are our final world ranking results in Bouldering for the 2022 season (overall, there are 150 ranked women, and 153 ranked men)
Alannah Yip 30th
Victor Baudrand 32nd
Madison Fischer 37th
Guy McNamee 41st
Sean McColl 45th
Babette Roy 61st
Indiana Chapman 65th
Oscar Baudrand 66th
Evangelina Briggs 72nd
Lucas Uchida 87th
Rebecca Frangos 89th
Emi Takeshita 103rd
Paige Boklaschuk 111th
Lia Wieckowski 136th
Zachary Richardson 140th
Ivan Luo and Ethan Hoffman unranked
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Thank you @boulderhallee4 for the amazing session and the new comp boulders! We had a ton of fun and are ready to go for the Innsbruck Boulder World Cup next week 😈

Merci @boulderhallee4 pour la super seance et pour les nouveaux bloc de competitions! Nous avons ou beaucoup de fun et nous sommes prêt pour la prochaine coup du monde à Innsbruck la semaine prochaîne.

Thank you @boulderhallee4 for the amazing session and the new comp boulders! We had a ton of fun and are ready to go for the Innsbruck Boulder World Cup next week 😈

Merci @boulderhallee4 pour la super seance et pour les nouveaux bloc de competitions! Nous avons ou beaucoup de fun et nous sommes prêt pour la prochaine coup du monde à Innsbruck la semaine prochaîne.
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REMINDER that the registrations for the NACS Boulder Event, at the @jackalopefest in August, are OPEN! Follow our "How to register" Guide to help you navigate the Jackalope Registration system.

Link in bio / Lien en bio

RAPPEL que les inscriptions pour l'événement NACS Bloc, au Jackalope Festival en août, sont OUVERTES ! Suivez notre guide "Comment s'inscrire" pour vous aider à naviguer dans le système d'inscription du Jackalope.
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