Divisions Update

Weekly Division Update: May 14 – 20

May 21, 2021

Nordiq Canada Budget and Business Plan


2021-2022 is all about investing in a sustainable future and building on the pandemic year, which saw huge increases in membership and many personal-best National Ski Team performances. An atypical 2020-2021 operating surplus, resulting from an increase in membership and pandemic-related budget impacts, allows us to invest in key initiatives that will build that sustainable future. Business Plan priorities and notable investments include:

Business Plan Priority  Notable Investments 
Excellence Short-Term: Beijing 2022 (focused on NST athletes’ DTE) and establishing a sustainable NST Olympic Stream program
  • Training Centre funding increase
  • Maintaining athlete trip fees despite 24% pandemic-related increase in costs
  • Maintaining free camps despite 312% pandemic-related increase in costs
Excellence Medium-Term: Strong talent pool of coaches and athletes and sustainable HP pathway
  • NextGen Coach
  • B-tour (Europe)
  • Coaching development opportunities
Excellence Long-Term: Developed pipeline and program
  • Athlete Pathway Manager
  • Development tour (USA)
  • FISU Games
Strategic plan to 2030: Where are we going and how will we get there?
  • Pandemic-permitting, in-person quasi-AGM in September
Revenue generation: Leveraging membership growth, new sponsors, increased donations
  • Fundraising support
Membership: Providing resources to help clubs recruit and service Canadians who discovered skiing during the pandemic
  • Marketing resources
  • Skills development resources


The annual business plan will be shared before the June 19 AGM.



Message from our CEO

Dear Nordiq Canada partner,

Since assuming the role of chief executive officer of Nordiq Canada in the fall of 2020, my focus has been on working with the dedicated team of professionals in the office, along with the Board of Directors and our Divisions, to provide strong leadership, clear communication, strengthen relationships and operate in full transparency and accountability.

With a national goal to put more high-performance athletes on the international podium in an effort to inspire Canadians of all ages and abilities to click into a pair of skis and join this great sport, our focus over the last year has been on building a long-term vision while laying the foundation for a high-performance culture that settles for nothing short of excellence.

Thanks to the support of our entire community, we have made significant progress over the last year towards achieving our goals.

The following report looks back on another year of progress both in the boardroom and on the field of play.

Year in Review Report.


Stéphane Barrette