Skating For Everyone

Skating for Everyone is a new strategic imperative added in Skate Canada’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.

This imperative is geared towards creating a safe and welcoming environment for any individual (regardless of gender, age, sex, race, class, religion, ethnicity, ability, language, sexual orientation, or gender identity) to be their authentic self and achieve their personal goals within our skating community.

Following our mandate, these initiatives have been identified by the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Operating Committee which are the actions we will take in the 2022-2026 quadrennial cycle:

  • Diverse Leaders in Skating Mentorship Program
  • Communities of Practice
  • Educational Plan and Resources
  • Indigenous Engagement
  • Demographic Data Collection
  • Exit Survey

EDIA Operating Committee Members

Anne Marie Behnke

Skate Canada Coach

Tina Chen

Skate Canada Coach, Club Volunteer, and Professor

Patty Klien

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

Andrea Satar

Skate Canada Coach and Section volunteer.
Active member of the synchronized skating community and former national team member

Khorana Séa-Alphonse

Skate Canada Coach

Shae Zukiwsky

Senior Director, Performance Excellence

EDIA Ambassadors

Elladj Baldé

Inaugural President and Co-Founder, Figure Skating Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (FSDIA) and Founder of Skate Global

Patrick Chan

Three-time Olympic medallist, World Event Ambassador, and Skate Canada coach

Paul Poirier

Olympian and national team member

Kaitlyn Weaver

Three-time world medallist and Olympian