EDIA OPERATING COMMITTEE

The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) Operating Committee is comprised of members of the skating community from all different backgrounds and experts in EDIA. The EDIA Operating Committee reports to and is accountable to the CEO.

The EDIA Operating Committee follows a social justice model and engages in ongoing self-education, develops educational plans, creates and/or sources resource materials for our community, identifies areas for change, and develops strategies for diverse voices to be heard in skating.

  • MEMBERS INCLUDE:
  • Anne Marie Behnke (Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Coordinator at Indigenous Sport Council Alberta and Skate Canada coach)
  • Emma Bowie (Skate Canada staff – Director, Communications and Strategic Initiatives )
  • Tina Chen (Executive Lead (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) at University of Manitoba and Skate Canada coach)
  • Patty Klein (Skate Canada Board Member and official(
  • Clifford A. Mushquash (Social worker and Skate Canada official)
  • Rachel Naylor (Adaptive skating participant )
  • Patricia-Ann Que (Skate Canada Project Manager, EDIA)
  • Khorana Séa-Alphonse (Skate Canada Coach)
  • Dr. Shae Zukiwsky (Skate Canada staff – Senior Director, Performance Excellence)
  • EDIA AMBASSADORS
  • Elladj Baldé (President of the Figure Skating Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (FSDIA), and Skate Global Founder)
  • Patrick Chan (Three-time Olympic medallist and Skate Canada coach)
  • Paul Poirier (Olympian and national team member)
  • Kaitlyn Weaver (Three-time world medallist and Olympian)