06.09.10 -CCA Board Meeting
The Canadian Cycling Association’s Board of
Directors held its semi-annual meeting in Toronto, ON
on May 1 & 2, 2010.
With the AGM scheduled more than a month earlier this
year – September 6 & 7, 2010 in Quebec City
– this semi-annual Board meeting was also moved
up to deal with a range of matters that fall to the
Board and its governance and oversight role.
- The Board of Directors, after many months of consultation
and legal counsel – have determined that the results
of Genevieve Jeanson in CCA sanctioned events in Canada
will have an asterisk placed beside them. The asterisk
will note that the result has been called into question
due to Ms. Jeanson’s admitted use of performance
enhancing substances to the Canadian Centre for Ethics
in Sport in 2008.
- The Board approved a revision to the Policy on Organizational
Structure that would see the Athletes’ Council
restructured to include a male and female athlete representative
from each of the five Olympic and Paralympic sports.
The Council will be responsible for electing their own
Chair and the Athletes’ Council Chair will sit
on the CCA Board of Directors.
- The Race Clean – Own Your Victory anti-doping
promotion program was given further support by the Board
and there will be Race Clean identification added to
the National Team jerseys, specific socks and wristbands
will be made available to National Team members and,
in the near future the public through the CCA website.
Other identification of Race Clean will be included
on the CCA event tents and backdrops at National Championships.
The Board also agreed to take the required steps to
have the Canadian Cycling Association complete the True
Sport declaration and become a True Sport organization.
- The Board reviewed a presentation from Peter Cosentino
of DECSport who is now under contract to the CCA to
oversee business development. The plan is to build the
media interest in the performances of the Canadian cycling
stars and to provide the media with the context for
each of the cycling sports and the events that National
Team members compete in during the season. While the
association is still very much focused on high performance
in its day to day work the reality is that the CCA will
need to diversify its funding base over the longer term
and the need to create the basis for corporate partnerships
is clear. CCA is looking at opportunities to leverage
the MTB worlds and UCI Pro Tour events to engage potential
sponsors/supporters through a VIP program
- The CEO led the Board through the risk registry that
was developed as a result of a two day Risk Management
workshop attended by six representatives of cycling
in early March in Ottawa. The attendees were CCA President
John Tolkamp, CCA staff Greg Mathieu, Brett Stewart
and Mathieu Boucher and the Interprovincial Council
Co-chairs Ron Brown (MB) and Jim Crosscombe (ON). The
workshop was facilitated by Rachel Corbett and Dina
Bell-Laroche of the Centre for Sport & Law. The
risk registry represents the concerns that the participants
had with respect to areas of risk exposure or opportunities
that should not be missed. There will be a further synthesis
of the risk registry which will then be shared with
the Provincial and Territorial affiliates prior to the
- CAN-BIKE and its loose affiliation to the CCA was
brought to the Board for a full discussion. Given the
rash of bicycle related accidents and the obvious need
for a national program that deals with bicycle safety
the Board agreed that the CCA would review its role
in CAN-BIKE with the Interprovincial Council (IPC) in
early June of this year. The goal is to determine a
go forward position relative to the necessary revision
of the curriculum, the certification and re-certification
of examiners and instructors and the potential to aid
the delivery of this program at the local level.
- The Board directed staff to review possible options
to provide for an Anti-doping support fund that would
assist event organizers which don’t receive Sport
Canada sport hosting funds but are required by the UCI
to do doping control tests at their events. Since the
selection of events by the UCI is often random and the
number of tests not standardized Canadian event organizers
often face significant operating increases year over
year. The CCA would like to find a way to cushion the
effect on the event organizers.
- The Director of Finance & Administration, Brett
Stewart, reported on the 2009-2010 fiscal year ended
March 31, 2010. He noted that the books were not yet
closed on the year but the target for adding to the
continuity reserve of the association would be reached.