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André Gallant, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, is currently CEO of the YMCA of Cape Breton. Prior to that position, he spent over 15 years as Director of Sport for the Canada Games Council. In his tenure with the Council, Gallant was responsible for dozens of decisions regarding athlete eligibility, and he served as appellant or respondent in many other cases before independent adjudicators.
Gallant has served as an independent appeals officer for the Canadian Snowboard Federation from to 1999 to 2002 and again from 2008 to the present. In addition, he has heard several disputes as an independent adjudicator to the Centre for Sport and Law.
Victor Lachance is Executive Director of the True Sport Foundation. He recently served in the position of Senior Leader responsible for the Sport Matters Group, which involves a number of sport leaders who collaborate on emerging policy issues. He is also Senior Advisor to the Canadian Centre for Ethics’ Board of Directors.
Victor is the former President and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. He is a former Chairperson of the True Sport Foundation Board of Directors, and is actively involved in the multi-partner True Sport Movement. A graduate of Queen’s University, Victor has developed considerable knowledge and expertise in the management of results-oriented organizations and the mobilization of national issues into effective action oriented campaigns.
Victor also operates his own consulting company, Lachance and Associates, in Ottawa.
Five time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist in Athletics, Charmaine had the honour of being Canada’s Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Charmaine is President/Founder of NGU Consultants, a sports marketing, management and corporate consulting company. She is also a sought-after keynote speaker on topics including team building, leadership, inspiration, and the Olympic Movement.
Charmaine has served as a full voting member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the IOC Athletes Commission, the Executive Board of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), and the Organizing Committee of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games (VANOC). She was a founding member of the independent IOC Ethics Commission.