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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