Canada Basketball is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and firmly stands against any form of racism, discrimination, or harassment, as well as violence and terrorism. As an organization, we commit to ensuring that basketball unifies people and our communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

We will demonstrate this commitment by maximizing education and awareness opportunities, ensuring balanced representation, developing equitable policies and procedures, and diversifying our suppliers and strategic partnerships.

As we continue to examine our corporate culture and reflect on the history of our organization, we recognize our room for growth and pledge to ensure that, moving forward, Canada Basketball fosters accessible, fair, inclusive, and equitable environments, both on and off the court.

We want our athletes, coaches, officials, staff, volunteers, fans, and supporters across the country, on every basketball court in Canada, to feel accepted and valued.


Canada Basketball is being guided by its Unified 2024 Advisory Council.  The council’s mandate is to advise and hold Canada Basketball and its stakeholders accountable to their inclusion, equity and diversity goals and objectives, while ensuring the organization continues to develop a cohesive and equitable culture.

From players and coaches, to officials and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PT/SO) representatives, the Unified 2024 Advisory Council is comprised of the following leaders from within the Canadian basketball community from across the country:



Rowan Barrett

(Chair) General Manager / Executive Vice-President, Senior Men's Program / Olympian / World Champion

Natalie Achonwa

Two-time Olympian / Senior Women’s National Team / Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)

Michael Bartlett

Canada Basketball Chief Operating Officer

Nav Bhatia

Canada Basketball Global Community Ambassador

Katherine Brien

Executive Director, Basketball Nova Scotia

Jonathan Chang

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at WRKOUT Media Ltd. / Former Director of Basketball Operations, NBA Canada

Nadine Crowley

FIBA Referee Instructor (Level 2) / Chair, CBOC Development & Education Committee

Denise Dignard

Director, Women's High Performance

Ardavan Eizadirad

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University / Member, CBOC Development & Education Committee

Greg Henhawk

Manager of Indigenous Projects, Sport for Life / Master Coach Developer (MCD) / Level 4 Basketball Coach

Paul Jones

Canada Basketball Board of Directors / Toronto Raptors radio play-by-play

Steve Konchalski

Men’s National Team Mentor Coach / Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (1993) / Former Head Coach, St. FX Men’s Basketball

Lizanne Murphy

Two-time Olympian / Senior Women’s National Team alumni / Manager, NSO Services, Canadian Olympic Committee

Dwight Powell

Senior Men’s National Team / Dallas Mavericks (NBA)

Pat Sherlock

Canada Basketball Foundation Board of Directors / President, Canada Goose International AG

Paul Sir

Managing Director, 3x3 Basketball Development / Executive Director, Alberta Basketball Association

Tamara Tatham

Two-time Olympian / Senior Women’s National Team alumni / Interim Head Coach, University of Toronto Women’s Basketball

Trevor Williams

Senior Men’s National Team alumni / Founder and President, Trevor Williams Kids Foundation

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