Karri Dawson is the Executive Director of the True Sport Foundation and the Senior Director of Quality Sport at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Sports Administration from Laurentian University, and has more than 20 years of professional experience managing corporate sponsorship, philanthropic donations and community engagement programs in amateur sport at the national level. Karri is also one of the driving forces behind True Sport – a national social engagement campaign designed to ensure that good sport instills character in kids, strengthens communities and increases opportunities for organizational and sporting excellence. Karri engages leaders within sport organizations that share common values and beliefs about what good sport can do and works with numerous partners and funders to develop initiatives that contribute to advancing values-based and principle-driven sport in Canada.
Karri volunteers with sport groups in her community supporting the participation of her two children while bringing True Sport to life in their activities.
Paul Melia is the President of the True Sport Foundation and Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Paul is also the President, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). He leads the management of CCES’ operations, including the administration of Canada’s doping control program, and works with governments and sport organizations to implement a national ethics strategy for amateur sport.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a master’s degree in Health Administration, Paul has used his extensive knowledge and expertise in the development and implementation of public awareness, education and social change campaigns for a variety of health and social issues.
He is the former Chief of the Tobacco Programs Unit at Health Canada, the past President of the Association of National Anti-Doping Organisations, and the former Regional Vice-President of In-Touch Survey Systems Inc.
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