EDI WORKING GROUP

Skate Canada has created an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, comprised of members of the skating community and experts in EDI. The EDI working group 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. The EDI working group was enacted by the Skate Canada Board of Directors per its bylaws and makes its recommendations to the organization via the President, Board of Directors, and CEO.The EDI working group has been meeting weekly since July 2020.

  • MEMBERS INCLUDE:
  • Elladj Baldé (Skate Canada Digital Host, President of the Figure Skating Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (FSDIA), and Skate Global Founder)
  • Emma Bowie (Skate Canada staff – Director, Safe Sport and Strategic Communications)
  • Patrick Chan (Three-time Olympic medallist and Skate Canada coach)
  • Tina Chen (Distinguished professor, University of Manitoba and Skate Canada coach)
  • Patty Klein (Skate Canada board member and official)
  • Paul Poirier (Olympian and current National Team member)
  • Eric Radford (Three-time Olympic medallist and Skate Canada board member)
  • Khorana Séa-Alphonse (Skate Canada staff – NextGen Coordinator)
  • Kaitlyn Weaver (Three-time world medallist and Olympian)
  • Dr. Shae Zukiwsky (Skate Canada staff – Senior Director, Performance Excellence