National Officials Committee (NOC)

Terms of Reference

The National Officials Committee is comprised of 6 officials who represent all the Canadian regions and different levels of officiating: Pacific, Prairies, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Atlantic. Under new Badminton Canada's mandate, each PSO/TSO is responsible to contact their NOC representative in all matters regarding National Umpires and Referees such as:

• National umpire accreditation/certification

• National Officials assignments


National Officials Committee 

Chair - Mark Briscombe - 


Mike Walker - British Columbia Regional Representative (BC/YT)

Milaine Cloutier - Alberta Regional Representative (AB / NT)

Cinnati Loi - Prairies Regional Representative (MB / SK / NU)

Ian Lagden - Ontario Regional Representative (ON)

Jessy Bérubé-Sodhi - Quebec Regional Representative (QC)

Gérald Arsenault - Maritimes Regional Representative (NB / NS / PE / NL)

Valerie St-Jacques – Board Member

Janice Dawson, ChPC (Non-voting) - Sport Programs Officer


National Representation

Our goal is to have all officials in Canada represented by the National Officials' Committee, we urge officials nation wide to contact their regional representative for upcoming evaluations, international umpiring opportunities, and other suggestions or concerns you may have. All comments are welcome. 


Ontario representative - Ian Lagden

  • Level: BWF Referee (retired)

Atlantic region representative - Mark Briscombe

  • Level: Pan Am Accredited Umpire

Alberta representative - Milaine Cloutier

  • Level: BCAN Certified

Prairies representative - Simon Liew

  • Level: BCAN Certified Umpire

Pacific region representative - Mike Walker

  • Level: BWF Umpire Assesor

Quebec - Jesse Berube

  • Level: BCAN Accredited

Badminton Canada Staff representative - Janice Dawson, ChPC