A New Era for Hockey Canada: Meet the New Board of Directors
Hockey Canada has announced the appointment of a new board of directors, ushering in a fresh era for the organization. Jonathan Goldbloom has been named as the new chair of the board, taking over from Hugh L. Fraser. In addition, seven new directors have been elected onto the board, marking a significant leadership renewal for the prestigious organization.
New Leadership, New Direction
Goldbloom, a resident of Montreal, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His appointment comes after serving on the executive committee for the inaugural Beyond the Boards Summit and leading the recent president and chief executive officer search committee. With a passion for the sport of hockey and a commitment to good governance, Goldbloom is poised to lead the board in advancing the sport that holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians.
A Time of Transition
Fraser, who served as the outgoing chair, announced that he would not be seeking re-election. His decision was driven by a desire to pursue projects related to safe sport. Despite the impending appeals regarding allegations of sexual assault within the Canadian men’s junior hockey team, Fraser leaves behind a legacy of significant changes within the organization. Under his leadership, Hockey Canada has made strides in sport safety initiatives, financial transparency, and operational stability.
Looking Towards the Future
The new board, comprising both new and re-elected members, will undoubtedly face challenges as it navigates the evolving landscape of hockey in Canada. With the endorsement of Katherine Henderson, president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada, the organization is poised to continue its mission of embodying safety, excellence, and inclusivity for all participants.
As we embark on this new chapter for Hockey Canada, it is crucial to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of the outgoing board, led by the Hon. Hugh L. Fraser. Their dedication and hard work have paved the way for a promising future for the sport of hockey in our country.
As the new board takes the reins, it is vital to remember the values that make hockey an integral part of Canadian identity. With a commitment to accountability, transparency, and the well-being of all participants, the sport will continue to thrive and inspire future generations of hockey enthusiasts.
The new board of directors holds the responsibility of shaping the future of hockey in Canada. By embracing the spirit of collaboration and inclusivity, they have the opportunity to lead the sport into a new era of success and excellence. As Canadians, we eagerly anticipate the positive impact they will have on this beloved pastime.