Providing Leadership & Resources
Orienteering Canada has provided leadership and resources to those involved in Canadian orienteering since 1967 – from coaches, officials and volunteers to athletes and youth leaders.
To develop, promote and coordinate the sport of orienteering in Canada for all ages and at all levels of participation.
We envision a future where Canadian Orienteering is:
Welcoming a diverse community in a fair, equitable, inclusive and respectful setting.
Providing opportunities for involvement, enjoyment, development, and leadership to continue the growth of our sport.
Recognizing the many pathways that orienteering has to offer and celebrating personal success.
Encouraging lifelong engagement in physical activity and championing orienteering as a sport for life.
Respect for the Environment
Protecting and minimizing impact on the environment to ensure continued appreciation of the outdoors.
Our Core Objectives
Increased Awareness of Orienteering
We are proud of our sport and seek to celebrate it whenever possible. We work to increase and maintain a positive profile and enhance public awareness of our sport and of Orienteering Canada. We offer a welcoming environment to people as they learn about and engage in our sport.
A Strong and Unified Orienteering Community
We develop, deliver and promote relevant programs and services that provide positive experiences for our members at all levels of participation. We partner with individuals, clubs, and Provincial/Territorial Associations as together we strive to build capacity and sustainability at the local, regional and national level.
An Environment that Supports Competitive Success
We support and encourage orienteers as they strive to attain their competitive goals. We offer programming and racing opportunities for athletes who want to reach their maximum potential. We provide high performance support and services for athletes with the desire and potential to compete internationally for Canada.
We work to ensure organizational excellence through the continued development of an effective governance structure and organizational leadership that will contribute to increased long-term stability and sustainability of Orienteering Canada and the sport of orienteering in Canada.
Our Strategic Plan
Setting Our Course to 2030
Our Strategic plan outlines our route to achieving our core objectives by 2030.
Meet the Board of Directors of Orienteering Canada.
Erik lives in Whitehorse. His term expires in 2024.
Bruce lives in Montreal. His term expires in 2023.
Emma is from Calgary and is currently living in Ontario. Emma's term expires in 2024.
Emil lives in Hamilton, ON. His term expires in 2024.
Cheryl lives in Nova Scotia. Her term expires in 2023.
Malin lives in Saskatoon, SK. Her term expires in 2023.
There is one vacant position that expires in 2023
Emma lives in Hamilton. She is elected by the national team athletes for a 3-year term.
Committees, Policies & Governing Documents
Here's a list of all our committees and their members. All Orienteering Canada committees are governed by set procedures.Read more
Here you will find everything you need around our equity and access policy, appeal policy, donation policy and all other key policies.Read more
Here are our by-laws, incorporation documents, roles & responsibility descriptions for Board Members and other governance related info.Read more
Annual General Meeting
Orienteering Canada's AGM is the anual gathering when voting members discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (electing board members, revising by-laws, reviewing financial statements)Read more