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

Sport Programs Officer