Board Governance

The BC Games Society is a Crown Agency and is incorporated under the Societies Act.  Responsible to Minister Coralee Oakes, Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development, the purpose of the Society is:  

To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches, and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement, and community development.


Vision, Mission, and Values

Board Composition and Succession

The Board of Directors of the BC Games Society is community based and geographically representative of the province.  Fifteen members are appointed by Ministerial Order.  The Board also has a position for a Sport Branch representative from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

One of the roles of the President and CEO is to determine, in concert with the Board Resourcing and Development Office, potential candidates for appointment to the Board.

Board Responsibilities
The Board of Directors of the BC Games Society:

  • Is committed to gender equity in the administration, policies, programs, and activities of the Society.
  • Reviews, on an annual basis, overall BC Summer and BC Winter Games budgets; policies and rules; financial and operating reports.
  • Reviews and approves all BC Summer and BC Winter Games contracts, including corporate partner contracts, financial agreements between the Provincial Government and host communities and television negotiations.
  • Determines the Core and Optional sport criteria that is used to qualify sports for each BC Summer and BC Winter Games.
  • Reviews the Host Community bid application procedure and designs criteria for site selection.
  • Reviews incoming bid applications and prepares a short list based on the established criteria. In cooperation with the President and CEO, recommends to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development a final site selection.

Taxpayer Accountability Principles

The Board of Directors of the BC Games Society endorse and accept the actions of the Taxpayer Accountability Principles and as such have signed off on this document.  A copy of the signatures of the Board is on file at the BC Games Society office.  Click here to review the document.

Meetings of the Board

The BC Games Society Board of Directors meets three times per year, generally on the last Friday of January, May, and October. The Board of Directors receive no remuneration for their Board or Committee work.  Review the Board remuneration policy or to see meeting attendance records.

Committees of the Board

The Committees of the Board are:

  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Sport
Review Committee membership and Terms of Reference.