CCA welcomes its 2011-2014 Board of Governors

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CCA welcomes its 2011-2014 Board of Governors

March 15, 2011
The Canadian Conference of the Arts welcomes its 2011-2014 Board of Governors

Just the facts   

      The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce the composition of its incoming 2011-2014 Board of Governors. Further to the elections that took place in early February and the March 9th meeting of the current board, the new Board of Governors will be comprised of:

        Amir Ali Alibhai (British Columbia) – Executive Director, Alliance for Arts & Culture
      Erika Beatty (Nova Scotia) – CEO, Symphony Nova Scotia
      Clothilde Cardinal (Quebec) – General and Artistic Co-director, Danse Danse
      Luc Fortin (Quebec) – President, Quebec Musicians’ Guild
      Ivan Habel (British Columbia) – General Manager, Belfry Theatre
      Skip Kutz (Saskatchewan) – Musician and Faculty member, University of Saskatchewan
      André Leclerc (Quebec) – Partner, Gagné Leclerc Groupe Conseil
      Nicole Matiation (Manitoba) – Executive Director, On Screen Manitoba
      Tom McFall (Alberta) – Executive Director, Alberta Craft Council
      George Murray (Newfoundland) – Poet and Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Cultural Industries
      Arden Ryshpan (Ontario) – Executive Director, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
      Kathleen Sharpe (Ontario) – Executive Director, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund
      Jason Van Eyk (Ontario) – Ontario Regional Director, Canadian Music Centre
      Denise Roy (Alberta) – Associate Dean, Grant MacEwan University

      You will find more information about each board member here. The new board will take its place after the Annual General Meeting of members, scheduled for June 21 in Ottawa. A formal notice about the AGM will be issued in the coming weeks.

      The CCA wishes to thank its outgoing board members: Liz Barron, Michel Beauchemin, Rose Bellosillo, Tim Borlase and Rudy Buttignol. Their commitment and integrity contributed to the reinvigoration of the CCA and the clarification of its mission. The CCA also wants to thank all the individuals who participated in the board renewal process and specifically those who agreed to be candidates in the recent election.

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        The CCA’s Board of Governors is composed of a minimum of 12 members and a maximum of 14, including the Past President. The CCA board renewal process takes place every three years and follows a two-step process. First, CCA members were asked to cast their vote for eight candidates out of a slate of sixteen put forward by the CCA Nominating Committee, chaired by the Past President. The eight candidates with the most votes are elected for a three-year mandate, renewable once. This year, the ballot took place between February 1 and 11.

      Based on the results of the election, the current board was then asked to appoint four additional members from a list of eight names put forward once again by the Nominating Committee to complement the new board, taking into account considerations such as geographical representation, arts discipline, cultural community, etc. Appointed members have a two-year mandate renewable twice.

        The CCA’s new President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected by the new board at its first meeting in June.

      The current Board of Governors of the CCA is as follows:

        Amir Ali Alibhai (British Columbia) – Executive Director, Alliance for Arts & Culture
        Liz Barron (Manitoba) – Arts consultant
      Erika Beatty (Nova Scotia) – CEO, Symphony Nova Scotia
      Michel Beauchemin (Quebec) – Executive Director, Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec
      Tim Borlase (New Brunswick) – Arts educator
      Rose Bellosillo (Ontario) – Director of Development, Hot Docs
      Luc Fortin (Quebec) – President, Quebec Musicians’ Guild
      André Leclerc (Quebec) – Partner, Gagné Leclerc Groupe Conseil
      Tom McFall (Alberta) – Executive Director, Alberta Craft Council
      Arden Ryshpan (Ontario) – Executive Director, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
      Kathleen Sharpe (Ontario) – Executive Director, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund
      Jason Van Eyk (Ontario) – Ontario Regional Director, Canadian Music Centre
      Denise Roy (Alberta) – Associate Dean, Grant MacEwan University

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