Elaine Roper joins the Canada Games Council Board of Directors with over 35 years of experience in the business and corporate fields; notably human capital, organizational development, governance and operations. Her proven business acumen has been demonstrated in roles as an executive, entrepreneur, and consultant in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Elaine also brings with her a wealth of board experience having served in multiple leadership positions for the Royal Ontario Museum, Bishop’s University, both the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Textile Museum of Canada. Her deep appreciation of the extraordinary dedication and hard work of coaches and athletes was initially fostered when she worked as a university student during the 1976 Olympics as a receptionist in the athlete’s village. Many years later, while working for four years with the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan Am Organizing Committee as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Volunteers, she experienced first-hand the powerful and lasting impact of the legacy of these multi-sport Games. Her extensive background will prove to be instrumental in continuing the growth of the Canada Games; the nation’s largest multi-sport event for developing athletes.