Announcing CCA President Elect

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Catherine Ross

CCA President Stephane Richard

CCA President Elect Stephane Richard

At the recent National Leadership Forum in Quebec held in November 2015, the CCA Board elected Stephane Richard as President Elect to assume the role of CCA President in January 2017.

Stephane is the Director Camps and Youth Programs for the Canadian Diabetes Association.  He is the Past President of the New Brunswick Camping Association and for several years has worked on the CCA Board.  Currently serving on the CCA Board as the Chair of the Database Task Force, Stephane has been working with the International Camping Fellowship to develop a much needed national database program for Canadian camps.  Given his many contributions in the past and his ongoing commitment to Canadian camping, we can be confident that CCA will continue to thrive under the capable leadership of Stephane Richard.

Communications Officer at Canadian Camping Association
Catherine's lifelong love of camping began in 1953 when she accompanied her mother, the new camp cook, to Camp Tanamakoon in Algonquin Park. She remained at Tan until 1978 as a camper and in several staff roles. After five years as a teacher, in 1979, Catherine and her husband George purchased Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da for girls in Parry Sound, Ontario which they owned for 20 years. Catherine has served on the Board of the Ontario Camps Association, and is Past President of the Society of Camp Directors. She is currently Communications Officer on the Board of the CCA. She is past editor of Camps Canada, published by the CCA, and the OCAasional News, the newsletter of the OCA. She is the author of four publications. Her articles on camping have appeared in numerous magazines.