Call for Nomination: Athlete Commission Members

Feb 14, 2024

Be a Voice for Climbing Athletes – Nominate Yourself or Others!

Climbing Canada invites eligible athletes to nominate themselves or fellow athletes for positions on the Athletes’ Commission (AC). The AC plays a crucial role in representing and promoting the interests of athletes, ensuring their effective participation in decision-making processes within Climbing Canada.

Key Responsibilities of AC Members:

  • Advocate for Athletes: Represent and promote the views and interests of athletes to the Climbing Canada Board with an eye toward maximizing athlete performance at a national and international level.
  • Communication: Provide an open avenue for communication between athletes and the Climbing Canada Board and committees.
  • Recommendations: Offer recommendations on events, programs, rules, regulations, quotas, and athlete performance.
  • Performance Maximization: Support the growth of all athletes, connecting them to necessary resources.
  • Budget Advisory: Advise Climbing Canada’s budget, especially related to the high-performance team and competition spending.

Election Process:

  • Nomination Period: February 15 to March 8.
  • Voting Period: March 11 to March 15.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Athletes must be at least 16 years old.
  • Hold a valid and active CEC athlete license.
  • Not be subject to any sanctions that impair participation in the Commission.
  • Not employed by Climbing Canada.
  • Specific requirements for Discipline Representatives, Para-Climbing Representative, and Domestic Competitor Representatives as outlined in Section 4.4 of the Terms of Reference.

How to Nominate:

  • Submit self-nominations or nominations for others via this Nomination Form by March 8.
  • All nominated athletes will be contacted to confirm their willingness to stand for election.
  • Online instant-runoff voting will take place from March 11 to March 15.


Join the AC and Shape the Future of Climbing in Canada!

By becoming a member of the AC, athletes will have the opportunity to directly impact decisions that influence the sport’s growth, training, and competition conditions.
For more information, refer to the full Athletes’ Commission Terms of Reference.

Together, let’s prioritize efficient investments in athletes and ensure Climbing Canada is making decisions in the best interest of those who matter most – the athletes!

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Climbing Canada is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive performance driven environment. We encourage athletes from all backgrounds to apply.

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