Hockey Canada – the governing body of hockey within Canada – has unveiled its new board of directors.
This comes just two months after interim chair Andrea Skinner and her board stepped down from their roles following the seemingly never-ending fallout related to the masking of various sexual assaults and settlements between minor and prominent hockey players within Canada over the past 20-some-odd years.
The board is made up of one chair and eight directors, all of whom were voted in from over 550 submissions. The prevailing nine members are a widely diverse and experienced group that was selected by an independent nominating committee. Voting was held virtually through each of the provincial/territorial organizations of Hockey Canada.
“The nominees we’ve put forward represent the very best of Canadian society: bringing together the knowledge and experience necessary to create a new era in hockey that focuses on governance and cultural evolution,” Michael Bruni, chair of Hockey Canada’s nominating committee wrote in a press release.
Making up the new Hockey Canada board is the following nine members:
- The Hon. Hugh L. Fraser (Chair)
- Grant Borbridge
- Cassie Campbell-Pascall
- Julie Duranceau
- David Evans
- Marni Fullerton
- Jonathan F. Goldbloom
- Marian Jacko
- Andrea Poole
“We have a lot of work ahead of us and we are determined to enact the changes Canadians expect of Hockey Canada,” said the Honourable Hugh L. Fraser, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. “Hockey means so much to our country and we will be committed to making sure that Hockey Canada is an organization that is transparent and accountable to all Canadians, and is worthy of their trust.”
Fraser, who will serve as the new board chair, is a former judge in the Ontario Court of Justice and Canadian Summer Olympic Games athlete. He is also the father of former Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mark Fraser.
From Hockey Canada:
The members of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors come from all walks of life and from all corners of this country, yet they all have one thing in common: they are custodians of the game who want nothing more than for this game to prosper. These Canadians are elected by the Hockey Canada membership to help develop a comprehensive plan to grow the game on a local and national level.
The Hockey Canada Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who graciously devote their time and energy to the betterment of the game of hockey from coast to coast to coast.
Biographies of each member can be found here.