MEET THE TEAM

We have curated Canada’s top experts to provide our services. Meet our diverse team of professionals who bring a wealth of experience from a variety of backgrounds.

LEADERSHIP

  • Allison Forsyth

    Partner | COO

    Purposeful. Passionate. Proactive. Allison embodies these three words each day and in every Safe Sport interaction. Driving her is her passion for changing the system...

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  • Ilan Yampolsky

    Founder | CEO

    Passionate. Protective. Persuasive. These three words describe the Founder of ITP Sport, Ilan Yampolsky, one of Canada’s leading voices in safe sport.

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OPERATIONS

  • Jillian Pasch

    Jillian has always been passionate about sports and how they can bring people together. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and firmly believes the first priority...

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  • Benjamin Perkins

    Ben is currently finishing his undergraduate degree in Sport Management while spending his semester working for ITP Sport & Recreation.

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  • Samantha Graziano

    Samantha provides the leadership team with expert guidance and coaching in all areas of HR to support the organization and ensure ITP's strategic plan and business objectives...

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PROJECTS & PROGRAMS TEAM

  • Julie Healy

    Julie is a passionate sport leader with a comprehensive understanding of the Canadian sport system acquired over three decades of working in university sport and in national...

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  • Monica Lockie

    Monica has spent her entire life in her passion of sport. Becoming a figure skating coach at the age of 16, she kick started her purpose of coaching, creating programming...

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  • Barb MacDonald

    Barb is an award-winning senior communications consultant, respected world-wide for communications planning as well as managing media operations at large sporting events....

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  • Karen Shaver

    Karen is a seasoned social worker, providing programmatic and organizational leadership to two national child and youth serving charities over the last 20 years. Identifying...

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  • Dale Sheehan, M.O.M.

    Dale Sheehan, M.O.M. is a Retired Assistant Commissioner with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with 35 years experience in law enforcement. He was Director General,...

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  • Dave Jones, O.O.M., LL.M.

    David Jones, O.O.M., LL.M., began his policing career in 1982 as a volunteer Reserve Police officer with the NWPD, and working through the years to become the 21st Chief...

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  • Nicole Grandmont

    An advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion, Nicole believes in enabling everyone to have an equal voice in making safe sports the norm.

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  • Rosie Cossar

    Rosie spent her entire developing life immersed in Rhythmic Gymnastics where she captained her team to become the first Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics group to compete...

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  • Celina Oliveira-Stipanic

    Celina has been involved in sport her entire life. From playing competitively in European handball, ultimate frisbee and golf, to a 25-plus-year profession in the sport...

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  • Danika Smith

    Danika has worked for over a decade in Canadian University Sports, and helped develop for sports organizations in Canada to create inclusive environments.

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  • Amy Levac

    Amy Levac brings customer service, safety, compliance, insurance, and risk management experience to ITP Sport from her many years at Skate Canada.

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  • Taylyr Dickinson

    Taylyr has spent over a decade working with Olympic and Paralympic athletes within both National and Multi-Sport Organizations. As a former athlete, turned coach and...

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  • Ryan Gushulak

    Ryan has been involved in sport for their entire life and is passionate about how safe sport and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) intersect within sport.

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  • Alexandra Landry

    Alexandra is passionate about safe sport and the well-being of athletes. She grew up in the world of sports, doing rhythmic gymnastics since she was 7 years old. She...

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  • Anna Moiseyeva

    Anna is a charismatic, client-centered and solutions-driven administrative manager and senior legal clerk with extensive experience in the legal field and services, office...

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  • Julie-Anne Taupier

    Julie-Anne is passionate about her work in sport. She credits her enthusiasm and involvement in team sport for helping her develop the discipline, leadership and team...

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  • Nicole Artuso

    Nicole has been in the sport industry for just under a decade. From a young age, she’s been involved in sport and is passionate about making it a safe space for all...

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  • Imran Ranmall

    Imran is passionate about providing equitable, diverse, and inclusive opportunities for the sport/recreation world.

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LEGAL SUPPORT

  • Elliot Saccucci

    Elliot is external legal counsel to ITP Sports & Recreation. He is a Partner in Toronto-based law firm, Loopstra Nixon LLP, and the Chair of its Sports Law Group.

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ACADEMIC

  • Judi Fairholm

    Judi has made the safeguarding of children, athletes, and vulnerable communities her life’s work and passion. As a Senior Associate with Proteknon, Judi has worked...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Walinga

    An educator for 30 years, and former member of Canada’s Commonwealth, World and Olympic gold medal rowing teams, Dr. Jennifer Walinga draws on her personal, professional,...

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EDI

  • Dr. William Bridel

    Dr. William Bridel is Associate Dean (Academic) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. He specializes in sociocultural aspects...

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CULTURE

  • Elizabeth Manley

    Unforgettable for her exceptional silver medal performance at the Calgary ‘88 Olympics, Elizabeth exited the podium and took control of her life. Diagnosed with sever...

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TESTIMONIALS

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