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Technical Committee

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Technical Committee Responsibilities


Create quality education materials and resources for instructor training and certification at all levels using best-practice research and development methods


Create and monitor training and evaluation standards and maintain consistency across the country


Positively and responsibly represent CADS and daptive snowsports at local, provincial, national and international events


Provide course conductors, instructors and volunteers with opportunities, support and guidance to help expand their skills and knowledge

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2021 - 2022 Technical Committee Members Our program development professionals!

Al McLarty
Al McLarty


Hirokazu Ozawa
Hirokazu Ozawa

TC Vice Chair

Tereza Jaresova
Tereza Jaresova


Thomas Griffith
Thomas Griffith


Michelle Schaefer
Michelle Schaefer

Technical Committee Chair

Ian Duff
Ian Duff

CADS Inspirations

Don't take our word for it!

My son Jamie participates in CADS because he needs a little extra help on the hill. CADS has helped him get past the challenges of autism and find freedom and success on the hill. CADS has been a life changer not only for Jamie, but for our whole family!

Jamie's Mom

I loved getting to meet all sorts of different people, and getting to know my CADS Ski Instructors at Festival. They were so kind, helpful, and so much fun to be around. Now... let’s talk about that award. Canadian Skier of the year! Never in a million years did I think I would receive an award like that in my life. I still struggle to wrap my mind around it! It was a great honor, and certainly a huge surprise.

Kate Gibbs

The 'all inclusive nature' of the CADS organization (Instructors, volunteers, athletes and families) are diverse, and we truly felt that all were inclusive. There seemed to be no judgement of others. This is something most groups strive for, but as you know rarely can achieve.

Karen and Brad Benoit

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

Fun Inclusion Respect

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