- Canadian Ski Patrol - Board member
Anne Haley-Callaghan joined the Canadian Ski Patrol System in 1983, becoming actively involved in education and operations from the very beginning. During her years with the CSP Anne has served at all levels in operations including three years as Division President in Saskatchewan. Anne has received awards at the Zone, Division and National level culminating with CSP Award #620.
Since her election to the Board four years ago, Anne has been involved in many changes that have occurred. She was a member of the 75th Planning Committee over the three-year planning for the event. She was a member of the Board sub-committee tasked with rewriting the regulations. She played a key role in a major re-organization of the structure of CSP’s senior management committee. Presently, Anne is a member of the governance committee and has been for the past two years. In the spring of 2016, she became the new Corporate Secretary for the Canadian Ski Patrol.
Anne is a Registered Nurse by profession and has worked in management positions for more than 30 years, culminating in 4 years as Executive Director Integrated Health Services, Kelsey Trail Health Region. In her positions with health services Anne has been actively involved in accreditation processes, budget development and management, strategic planning, major direction changes and re organizations. The constantly changing world of health care has provided experience and knowledge that Anne has brought to all the positions she has held within the CSP.
Accepting Diversity without Question
Known as Bruce throughout her career in the sport industry, Zoe made the decision to come out as a transgendered woman in November 2018, shortly after starting her role as President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Patrol. Fear and uncertainty clouded the decision-making process but could not outweigh symptoms of gender dysphonia that had caused a lifetime of mental health struggles. In this session, Zoe will share the personal story of her decision to transition and key learnings from her experience over the past 12 months. She will highlight the strength and resilience it takes be authentic and true to yourself, to seek expressions of support and disregard hostility, and to overcome fears in order to lead by example. Canadian Ski Patrol colleagues will join the conversation to illustrate the importance of creating accepting, open-minded and safe spaces for both individuals and organizations faced with personal and professional challenges.