Board Governance

The BC Games Society is a Crown Agency and is incorporated under the Societies Act.  Responsible to Minister Melanie Mark, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, the mission statement of the Society is:  

The BC Games Society is the leadership organization that guides the BC Winter and BC Summer Games and prepares Team BC for national multi-sport Games.  We build on the expertise and support of partners to create development opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and communities.


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.  A maximum of fifteen members are appointed by Ministerial Order.  The Board includes a position for a representative from the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

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 Games Society budgets; policies and rules; financial and operating reports.
  • Reviews and approves all BC Games Society contracts, including corporate partner contracts, financial agreements between the Provincial Government and host communities.
  • 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 in cooperation with the President and CEO, recommends to the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport a final site selection.

Meetings of the Board

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

Committees of the Board

The Committees of the Board are:

  • Finance
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Sport
  • Powering Potential Fund

Review Committee membership and Terms of Reference.