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Canada Games Council


261- 1200 boul. St. Laurent Blvd.

P.O. Box 72 / C. P. 72

Ottawa, ON  K1K 3B8

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Canada Games Council and its activities, please contact us at     





President and CEO 
Dan Wilcock 
Ext. 2705

Dan is a lawyer by background and joined the Canada Games Council after serving in a number of executive roles in the Government of Canada, in areas including competition law, marketing law, environmental policy, and international relations. He also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has developed French language abilities while living and working in the Ottawa-Gatineau region after moving to Canada from Australia in 2007.

Dan has experience in high-level sport as a competitor, coach and organizer in snowboarding, which he helped develop in Australia and the US, and has participated in almost every sport on the Canada Games program.

Dan lives with his family near the banks of the Ottawa River and loves to be outside and active with his wife and two children as often as possible.


Manager, Corporate Services
Karen Poapst -
Ext. 2703

Karen is the Canada Games Council’s Manager of Corporate Services. In this role, Karen manages the Council`s governance, human resource, government relations and administration activities to ensure smooth and efficient corporate operations.

Karen joined the Council in 2012 in her current role after having worked for the Canadian Paralympic Committee for 12 years as a Senior Coordinator for Special Events & Projects. She also held the position of Program Officer at Sport Canada for 3 years.

Karen enjoys a variety of sports and activities including baseball, ball hockey and running.  Karen grew up in rural eastern Ontario, and currently resides in Long Sault with her husband Kevin,  3 sons Dryden, Nicholas and Kade and has 3 step-children Adam, Michael and Abby.


Coordinator, Corporate Services
Tyler McLaren -
Ext. 2200

Tyler is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management.  While completing his studies, Tyler was a member of the University of Ottawa’s varsity football program for 7 years (player for 6 years, and coach for 1 year), as well as holding the title of President of the uOttawa Sport Business Club for the 2018 year.  His love for sport is not limited to football, as he is often seeking out new sports and activities during the year, including soccer, volleyball, and obstacle course racing.  Prior to joining the CGC, Tyler worked for Public Service and Procurement Canada, in the Strategic Planning and Corporate Services directorate.  He is an enthusiastic individual, and is thrilled to be starting his career in the sports industry with the Canada Games Council.  



Senior Vice President, Games Delivery 
Kelly-Ann Paul -
Ext. 2709

Kelly-Ann is the Canada Games Council’s Senior Vice President of Games Delivery.  In her time with the CGC, Kelly-Ann has been the Lead in the Sport Program and NSO Relations, and through the recent strategic plan’s direction, has shaped the Council’s Leadership to Host Societies through the refinement of its Games Life Cycle.  Kelly-Ann joined the Council in 2004 as the Administrative/Information Coordinator after completing a summer contract with Sport Canada.  She has also held several contracts between 2002-2004 with Sport Canada (Junior Program Officer), Ontario Summer Games Volunteer (Sport (Rugby) & Venue (Twin Elm Rugby Park) Volunteer, 2006 & 2008), and various other volunteer and community-related engagements activities.

Kelly-Ann is a graduate of Queen’s University with a double degree, Honours Bachelor of Science and Physical and Health Education.  She also attained a Minor in French Studies.

A multi-sport athlete, Kelly-Ann participated in competitive rugby (OUA all-star n 2004), cross country running, and athletics (sprinting).  She continues to maintain an active lifestyle.


Coordinator, Games 
Amélie Proulx -
Ext. 2710

Amélie has recently completed her graduate studies in the Sport Business Management Program at Algonquin College. She previously studied at the University of Ottawa and obtained her B.Sc.Human Kinetics last June. Although she participates in a great variety of sports including soccer, volleyball, and dragon boat racing, she has been involved in synchronized swimming for over 17 years. She swam for the Gloucester Synchronized Swimming Club for 12 years and for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees for 5 years. Along with her position at the Canada Games Council, she is a coach in the competitive program for the Go Capital Synchro Club.  On weekends, she loves spending time at her family cottage and enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and wakeboarding.

Amélie is the primary operational and administrative contact for our office operations and will provide administrative support to all departments.


Marketing & Communications

Vice President, Marketing & Partnerships
Erin Mathany -
Ext. 2704

Erin Mathany is the Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships for the Canada Games Council where she is building on 50 years and 100,000 alumni of history to grow the Canada Games ​brand and engage partners. She previously spent 10 years working within the Olympic Movement at the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, specializing in commercial rights management, business development, and strategic partnerships. Erin holds a Bachelor of Sport Management from Brock University and a MBA from Wilfred Laurier University and is currently Chair of the Brock University Alumni Association.

Coordinator, Marketing
Pat Wert -
Ext. 2706

Pat is the Canada Games Council’s Coordinator of Marketing. In conjunction with the Vice President of Marketing & Partnerships, he works to elevate the overall brand recognition and awareness of the Canada Games across the country.

Pat joined the Council initially as a student intern in the summer of 2013, and then was recently awarded another opportunity to work for the CGC once he graduated from Royal Roads University (Victoria, B.C.) and moved back to Ontario in 2014. Along with a BA in Professional Communications from Royal Roads, he is also a graduate of the Algonquin College Public Relations program (Ottawa campus).

Born and raised in Avonmore, Ontario, Pat grew up on his family’s dairy farm and was a multi-sport athlete in baseball, hockey, and volleyball. 



Vice President, Sport
Aaron Bruce -
Ext. 2702 

Aaron is the Canada Games Council’s Vice President of Sport. In this role, Aaron plays a major role in helping to shape the sport program for the Canada Games property.

Aaron joined the Council in 2010 as a Sport & Games Coordinator after three years with Squash Canada as their High Performance Coordinator. He has also held positions with the Canadian Olympic Committee (Games Assistant), Ontario Summer Games (Volunteer Protocol Manager for 2006 Games in Ottawa), and the University of Ottawa’s Athletic Department (Competitive Clubs Administrator).  

Aaron is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Honours Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) degree and the University of Ottawa with a Master of Arts Degree in Sport and Physical Activity Administration.

A multi-sport athlete, Aaron played competitive hockey, golf, badminton and volleyball growing up and continues to compete in golf and squash.

Aaron was born and raised in St.Thomas Ontario and now resides in Ottawa with his wife Mary and son Simon.

Coordinator, Games Services 
Jacob McInnis -
Ext. 2701

Jacob is a Coordinator of Games Services with the Canada Games Council. In this position, Jacob plays a role in helping to shape the sport program for the Canada Games property, while also helping to deliver the Council's Transfer of Knowledge program to current and future Host Societies.

Jacob joined the Council in 2012 in his current role as a Sport & Games Coordinator after previously working with the 2009 Canada Games Host Society and the Whitehorse 2012 Arctic Winter Games Host Society. He has also held positions with the 2010 G8/G20 Summits Management Office, 2009 Canadian Ringette Championships and the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.  

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Sport Management from Brock University.

Jacob was born in Winnipeg, MB; raised in London, ON and currently resides in Ottawa, ON with his wife Natalie.

Coordinator, Sport Services 
Kali MacAdam -
Ext. 2712

Kali joined the CGC in 2015 after graduating from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics. She previously interned with the Council in the summer of 2013. 

A Canada Games alumnus who won Gold with Team Ontario ringette at the Halifax 2011 Canada Winter Games, Kali has experienced the Canada Games in a number of different capacities, including athlete, spectator, intern, and CGC staff member.

Kali has had a passion for sport since a young age. She grew up playing a variety of sports, including competitive soccer and ringette. She continues to play recreational soccer and softball, as well as ringette for the Ottawa Ice in the National Ringette League. She has volunteered and worked with local ringette associations and sports camps, and has run skills clinics and physical education programs for kids.Born and raised in Ottawa, Kali attended university in Nova Scotia and Australia before moving back to her hometown.