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CKC Committees 

  

Standing Committees

At the discretion of the Board, Standing Committees may consist of Board members only or they may be a combination of Board members and lay members. The purpose of such committees shall be to assist in the work of the Board. They shall operate within their specified terms of reference and report back to the Board on a regular and timely basis. Unless specifically authorized by the By-laws or the Board, Standing Committees shall not have any autonomous authority.

 

Breed Standards Committee

Staff Liaison: Deidre Jones
Board Liaison: Tempest Deptuch
Committee Chair: Ainslie Mills
Members: 
Nancy Downing
Linda St-Hilaire

 

Communications Committee

Staff Liaison(s): Meredith Maxwell
Board Liaison: Lee Anne Bateman 
Committee Chairs: Trina Gallop/Corrie Horne
Members: 
Jean Delisle
Richard Paquette
Joanna Suan

 

Executive Performance and Compensation Review Committee

Committee Chair: Corinne Walker
Members: 
Lee Anne Bateman
Denis Gros-Louis
Melanie Towell, CPA, CA

IT Steering Committee

Staff Liaison: Andrew McCallister
Committee Chair: Michael Crawford
Members: 
Jolie Janssen 
Melanie Towell, CPA, CA


National Advocacy and Government Relations Committee

Staff Liaison: Sarah McDowell
Board Liaison: Richard Paquette
Committee Chair: 
Dawne Deeley
Members: 
Val Bandas
Serge Bilodeau 
Stacey Cronyn
Emily Gratton
Corrie Horne
Sharon MacArthur
Angel Rowe
Loreta Serafini


Strategic Planning Committee

Staff Liaison: Tara Merrimen
Committee Chair: Marc Ralsky
Members: 
Jeff Cornett (Executive Director)
Richard Paquette
Alistair Sutherland
Corinne Walker (Ex-officio)
Melanie Towell, CPA, CA


Board Orientation & Education Committee

Staff Liaison: Tara Merrimen
Committee Chair: Frank MacArthur
Members: 
Jeff Cornett (Executive Director) 
Lee Anne Bateman

 

Breeder Relations Committee

Staff Liaison: Jacqueline Boychuk
Board Liaison: Alistair Sutherland
Committee Chair: Stewart Dankner
Members: 
Trina Gallop
Kassandra McCartney
Joanne Pepin
TBD

 

Event Officiating Committee

Staff Liaison: Tracy Kent
Board Liaison: David Gilmour
Committee Chair: Virginia Lyne
Members: 
Thomas Alexander
Darwin Boles
Kate Darbyshire
Michael Woods 


Genetics & Medical Committee

Staff Liaison: Jacqueline Boychuk
Board Liaison: Alistair Sutherland
Committee Chair: Dr. Paul Eckford, PhD
Members: 
Dr. Oksana Moshynska, PhD
Dr. Roberta Parish, PhD,
Dr. Simon Verge, DVM 

 

Legislation Committee

Staff Liaison: Tara Merrimen
Committee Chair: Denis Gros-Louis
Members:
Lucy Bender (Discipline Committee Chair)
Jeff Cornett (Executive Director)
David Gilmour
Lynne Llewellyn-MacLellan (Registration Committee Chair)
Peter Scott
Lionel Whittaker (Appeal Committee Chair)

 

Rules of Eligibility (ROE) Committee

Staff Liaison: Deidre Jones
Board Liaison: Tempest Deptuch
Committee Chair: Thora Brown
Members:
Bill Chisholm
Lisa Ricciotti 




 

Independent Standing Committees

Independent Standing Committees are appointed in accordance with the By-Laws and under the terms of reference in the Policy and Procedures Manual. Independent Standing Committees shall consist of members of the Club who are not members of the Board. They shall operate at arm’s length to the Board and their authority shall be independent of the Board. 

 

Appeal Committee

Staff Liaison: Tara Merrimen
Committee Chair: Lionel Whittaker
Members: 
J. Gary Cohen
Willian Miller
Anil Singh

 

Discipline Committee

Staff Liaison: Tara Merrimen
Committee Chair: Lucy Bender
Members: 
John Dzerdz
Karsten Kaemling
​Alan Parkinson
Maura Romeo

Audit Committee

Staff Liaison: Tanya Hatton, CPA, CGA
Committee Chair: Melanie Towell, CPA, CA
Members: 
Laurie Coady, CPA, CMA
Cyndi Egbert

Registration Committee

Staff Liaison: Priya Bunsee
Committee Chair: Lynne Llewellyn-MacLellan
Members:
Dr. Lucie Paradis, m.v.
Tannis Postma
Sylvain Sirois 
Nancy Menard-Cheng

 

 

 

Select Committees

Select Committees shall be appointed on an ad hoc basis to perform specific tasks. Upon adoption of its final report to the board, a select committee shall cease to exist.  

 

Ad Hoc Archives and Library Committee

Staff Liaison & Committee ChairJacqueline Boychuk
Members: 
Lee Anne Bateman
Melanie Towell

Brachycephalic Breeds Advocacy Committee 

Staff Liaison: Sarah McDowell
Committee Chair: Richard Paquette
Members: 
Mark Berryman
Dr. Oksana Moshynska, PhD (Genetics & Medical Committee)
Dr. Matthew Wittenrich, DVM
Pat O'Keefe