April 2023 – Call for Nominations & Calendar of Key Dates


The Canadian Olympic Committee (“COC”) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private supporter of high-performance sport in Canada and our mission is to lead the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and to advance the Olympic values in Canada.

Our goal is to “Be Olympic”, to be the best at what we do, provide the best support for our athletes and sport community, be the best partner, and be the best National Olympic Committee. Sport has an incredible power, one that brings people together like nothing else. It has the power to change the world, unite and inspire. It is a powerful tool on so many levels – for us as individuals but also as leaders.

The COC is looking for interested, qualified candidates that embody these values and share our passion for the power of sport to help lead the organization in the following roles:

  • Board of Directors (6 positions for a 4-year term)
  • General Member – Class B (6 positions for a 4-year term)

Please see Appendix A of the Call for Nominations form for further descriptions and the nomination process for each of these roles.
The COC is committed to diverse representation and to including voices that are reflective of Canadian society and of our sport community. We encourage candidates to indicate (voluntarily) on their application if they associate with a representative group. Consideration will also be made with respect to official languages, summer/winter sports and geographical location.

The Nominating Committee especially welcomes nominations from those who can strengthen the COC’s representation in the following areas of skills and expertise:

  • Sport – Athlete/Coaching/Sport Business Management/International Sport
  • Financial Designation/Literacy
  • Information Technology/Digital/Cybersecurity
  • Government Relations/Advocacy

Persons interested in being considered for one of the aforementioned roles should complete the attached nomination form and attach a brief résumé or bio. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 5 PM ET. (Please download the Call for Nomination Form and save to your computer BEFORE completing it in order to save your application details).

Please return the application form and a copy of your résumé or bio to:

COC Nominating Committee
c/o Canadian Olympic Committee
250 Yonge Street, 30th Floor
Toronto, ON, M5B 2L7
c/o e-mail: COCSessionMemberServices@olympic.ca

Any applicant standing for re-election should summarize their individual contributions to the COC in their last term together with a statement describing their objectives for the next term should they be re-elected.

Any nomination not confirmed by the COC as having been received will be deemed not to have been received. Accordingly, please ensure you have clearly designated your email address on your nomination and received confirmation of receipt for the nomination you submit.

Please contact Marianne Bolhuis (mbolhuis@olympic.ca) if you have questions.

Please note that the following Directors’ and Class B Members’ terms will be expiring in April 2023:

Ian Clarke
David de Vlieger
Martha Deacon*
Tony Eames
Peter Dinsdale
Karen Rubin
Wayne Russell*
Gordon Peterson*

Class B Members
Patrice Brunet
David Goldstein
Maria Izquierdo
Frank Meunier
Stephen Podborski
Walter Sieber

(*) denotes directors who have reached their maximum term length and are therefore ineligible to seek re-election

2023 Call for Nominations – Calendar of Key Dates

1. Call for Nominations IssuedNovember 7, 2022
2. Deadline for NominationsNovember 30, 2022
3. Board Approval of Recommended List and Second List of Director Nominees and List of Recommended Class B MembersOn or about January 27, 2023
4. Announcement of the Recommended List and Second List of Directors and Recommended List for Class B Members and Invitation to Members for Additional NominationsOn or about February 1, 2023
5. Deadline for Additional Director Nominations Delivered to COC by MembersOn or about February 15, 2023
6. Final List of Director Candidates (Recommended and Second List) and Nominations for Class B Members provided to MembersOn or before March 20, 2023
7. Deadline for Additional Class B Member Nominations Delivered to COC by MembersApril 5, 2023
8. Election at COC SessionApril 22, 2023