Marian Jack amongst board nominees for Hockey Canada revamp
ONTARIO — After the entire Hockey Canada leadership group and board of directors resigned in early October amid scandals and parliamentary scrutiny, Hockey Canada announced Monday that the independent nominating committee tasked with selecting candidates for the board of directors has selected its finalists Has.
Among them is Marian Jacko, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Division of Indigenous Justice of the Ontario Department of Attorneys General.
Many took to social media to congratulate Jack including Hockey Indigenous: “Congratulations to Marian Jacko of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation who is among the nominees for the new Hockey Canada Board of Directors! Marian is Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. We wish you the best of luck, Marian!” reads the well-known page.
A total of over 550 candidates applied for a role on the Hockey Canada Board of Directors, with the nominating committee ultimately selecting a group of five women and four men.
Following the recommendation of former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell, the newly nominated board members will serve a special one-year term if elected to that position by the members of Hockey Canada. The election is scheduled for this Saturday, December 17th.
As for the other nominees, Hugh L. Fraser was nominated for the role of Chairman of the Board, bringing with him nearly three decades of experience as a judge on the Ontario Court of Justice and seven years on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. A former Olympian himself, Fraser currently serves as an independent judge with the United States Olympics and Paralympic Committee, the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and is a commissioner with Athletics Canada.
The committee has also nominated board positions including: Grant Borbridge, who serves as vice president of legal and corporate secretary at Trimac Transportation.
Cassie Campbell-Pascall, three-time gold medalist at the Olympic Games, holder of the Order of Canada and only captain in Team Canada’s history to win two gold medals. Julie Duranceau, a prolific lawyer and mediator who has facilitated more than 400 mediation sessions. Dave Evans, a current real estate developer who previously served as global head of innovation and technology for a large international consulting firm. Marni Fullerton, who brings over three decades of experience as CEO of SFF Inc., CEO of Kingsmere Films, Strategic Advisor for Millenix Group, Regional Producer for CBC Radio in Ontario, Alberta Office Manager, and Network Current Affairs Producer and Reporter for CBC TV.
Jonathan F. Goldbloom, a current board member of Via Rail who was also a founding partner of Avenue Strategic Communications Inc. And Andrea Poole, founder and CEO of accounting firm Numeris CPA Professional Corporation. She also provides financial services to an indigenous-run, multi-million dollar First Nation charity focused on women and children.