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Domestic Programs: Coaching, Club Services, School Programs, Technical Services

Anne-Andrée Sirois

Manager, Coach Services
Extension: 3316
  • General coaching information
  • Professional development recognition
  • Coach enquiries for coach training and certification
  • NCCP Locker enquiries
  • Branch program delivery questions

John Lofranco

Coordinator, Road Running
Extension: 3314
  • Athletics Canada technical delegate for major road races and resource for race directors
  • Support road running programs and services
  • Support branches in the development and delivery of road running initiatives
  • Organize National Race Directors Summit

Milt Ottey

Coordinator, First Contact Programs
Mobile: (416)-388-5350
  • Leads First Contact Programs teaching fundamental movement skills and physical literacy using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges
  • Oversee provincial branch coordinators and key partners to design, deliver, and evaluate programs and events targeted at children aged 6 – 14
  • Connects with and presents to school bodies and other community based organizations to promote RJTWW and other first contact programs

Scott MacDonald

Technical Director
Extension: 3306
  • Technical advisor to clubs, schools, branches and event organizers
  • Technical Delegate at all Athletics Canada Track & Field / Cross Country Championships
  • Oversee Club Excellence program
  • Oversee national officials program
  • Planning and implementation of Athletics Canada Alumni Program

Finance and corporate

Michèle Edmiston-Hurter

Executive Assistant
Extension: 3310
  • Assits CEO in execution of administrative and management tasks
  • Coordinates revisions to the Association Rules and Bylaws
  • Maintains Corporate Records, Governance
  • Plans and coordinates Annual General Meetings and Semi-Annual General Meetings
  • Prepares Rules Change Report for Rules Committee
  • Manages Secretariat function for the Board of Directors

Rob Guy

Chief Executive Officer
Extension: 3300
  • Provide overall direction for the organization
  • Guide and manage the strategic plan
  • Supervise the national office and departmental operations
  • Maintains day to day relationships with members, sponsors, Sport Canada and National and
  • International sport bodies on behalf of the Association
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for media and functions
  • Reports to the Board of Directors

Sylvie King

Director, Finance
Extension: 3315
  • Prepare cash flow, variance and forecast reports
  • Assist in the annual budget process
  • Responsible for OTP, SC, COC and other partner reporting
  • Payroll
  • Benefits

National Team / High Performance

Adam Janssen

Eastern Canada Para-Athletic Recruiter
Mobile: 416 951-1981
  • Carry out para-athletic talent development and identification in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces, as directed by the Para-Athletics Development and Talent Identification Lead
  • Provide opportunities for interested athletes to try para-athletics

Billy Reed

Western Canada Para-Athletic Recruiter
Mobile: 604 787-5281
  • Carry out para-athletic talent development and identification in Western-Canada provinces from Manitoba west to British Columbia as directed by the Para-Athletics Development and Talent Identification Lead
  • Provide opportunities for interested athletes to try para-athletics

Carla Nicholls

Talent ID & Development Lead
Mobile: 306 551-8545
  • Leads and implements all aspects of Athletics Canada`s High Performance Athlete Development Program (HPAD)
  • Create Criteria for the HPAD identified list of athletes
  • Lead and manage talent identification initiatives in collaboration with the East and West Hub coaching staff
  • Build relationships and communicate with CIS, NCAA, Provinces and Clubs in relation to the HPAD program

Corey Dempsey

Coordinator, Athlete Services
Extension: 3312
  • Coordinates all ongoing national team athlete services including all components of the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program and Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport programs
  • Coordinates the IPC Athlete Licensing Program
  • Provides administrative support for the HPD and Head Coach
  • Coordinates national team policies, manuals, guidelines, criteria, etc.

Glenroy Gilbert

Power, Speed Events and Relays Coach
Extension: 3308
  • Relay coach for men and women’s 4 x 100, 4 x 400 relay teams
  • Provide Technical leadership with the events for funding and national team related matters
  • Support CTO/Head Coach on Technical matters in relation to Power, Speed and Relay events

Jared MacLeod

National Team Programs, Operations Manager
Extension: 3302
  • Ensure effective delivery of high performance programs
  • Manage National Team Unit including athlete assistance, team selection, anti-doping
  • Oversee technical budgets

Jessica Scarlato

Coordinator, National Team Programs
Extension: 3335
  • Assist with coordination of Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program, carding process for Olympic and Para-Athletics streams, and insurance processes for all AAP-supported athletes
  • Performance Tracking: collect and organize raw data for athlete performance analysis purposes and reporting to funding partners
  • Support event group coaches and coordination of National Team and Event Group Camps logistics

Julianne Zussman

Western High Performance Hub Manager
Mobile: 250 634-4305
  • Ensure effective delivery of the high performance program, including management of training facilities, enforcement of policies and overseeing the budget
  • Outreach and communication with carded athletes
  • Athlete monitoring including involvement in injury prevention programs

Kayla Cornale

Para-Athletics Development and Talent Identification Lead
Mobile: 416 807-9516
  • Lead and direct the planning, implementation and operation of athlete development and talent ID
  • Aid in developing the pathway of a structured and innovative para-athletics program

Kristine Deacon

Technical Manager- Paralympic Program
Extension: 3305
  • Primary contact person for the CPC, IPC and other related organizations within the Paralympic community
  • Coordinate classification and IPC licenses for all funded athletes
  • Maintain operational communication with National Training Hubs, staff, athletes, coaches and IST

Public Relations and Corporate Services: Communications, Marketing, Events, Partnerships, Member Services

Amanda Nigh

Coordinator, Events and Marketing
Extension: 3307
  • Manages Athletics Canada’s e-store (shop.athletics.ca) and on-site sales at AC and partner events
  • Supports delivery of national championship events and National Track League
  • Assists with association marketing efforts
  • Helps deliver Athletics Canada’s annual Hall of Fame and Awards Gala

Andrew Cameron

IT, Membership & Statistic Services
Extension: 3320
  • Oversee technological support, development and implementation
  • Oversee rankings; collection, updating and publishing
  • Manage membership services

Jim McDannald

Coordinator, Communications
Extension: 3340
  • Content writing; newsletters, team reports, announcements, athlete accomplishments
  • Media requests
  • Social media assets
  • Event communication support

Mathieu Gentès

Director, Public Relations and Corporate Services
Extension: 3303
Mobile: 613 868-7692
  • Oversee and manage internal and external Communications, Social Media and Media Relations
  • Oversee and manage AC Brand, Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Oversee Membership Services and Event Management
  • Oversee alumni, merchandise and website services

Paul-David Bernard

Translator
Extension: 3301
  • Provides all association translation services

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