Volunteering for a position on COPA’s Board of Directors is one of the best ways members can get involved and help support the organization in delivering its mandate of advancing, promoting, and preserving the Canadian freedom to fly.

Any member in good standing may run for a position in the region in which they live. The Board is comprised of 15 members from across the country. Select the region to view current directors and candidates.

For 2019, a by-election is taking place in BC and Yukon, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dave McElroy.

Nominations are currently being accepted until 5:00pm EDT on Friday, July 19, 2019.

Interested members should complete and submit the following documents prior to the deadline above:

  1. Nomination Form for COPA Director
  2. Candidate Questionnaire
  3. Candidate Biography

Positions up for election

2019 Candidates

Kate Klassen

Peter Lythall

Sitting Board Members

2 Positions

  • David Black, North Vancouver, B.C. (term ends 2022)
  • Vacant

2 Positions

  • Larry Biever, Airdrie, AB (term ends 2020)
  • Bram Tilroe, Leduc, AB (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Shane Armstrong, Saskatoon, SK (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Jim Bell, Winnipeg, MB (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Lloyd Richards, Timmins, ON (term ends 2020)

3 Positions

  • Kevin Elwood, Stayner, ON (term ends 2022)
  • Clark Morawetz, Toronto, ON (term ends 2022)
  • Doug Ronan, Brechin, ON (term ends 2022)

2 Positions

  • Jonathan Beauchesne, Montreal, QC (term ends 2022)
  • Matthieu Delorme, Longeuil, QC (term ends 2022)

2 Positions

  • Brian Pound, Georgetown, PEI (term ends 2020)
  • Debbie Brekelmans, Fall River, NS (term ends 2020)

1 Position

  • Bill Mahoney, St. John’s, NL (term ends 2021)

Voting Procedure

Voting takes place online between Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 09:00am EDT and Friday, September 13th at 5:00pm EDT.

Voting procedures will be announced shortly.