About us

The sport Medicine & Science Council of Manitoba (SMSCM) is a cooperative of medical, paramedical and sport science provider groups organized to meet the needs of Manitoba’s sport, recreation and fitness communities.

The SMSCM is a collaboration of 14 professional groups, consisting of a board of directors and an executive committee. These directors oversee four main committees which are the focus of our programs for sport. They consist of the Drug in Sport Committee, Education & Research Committee Games & Events Committee, and Risk Management Committee

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to meet the needs of the sport community in Manitoba.

We aim to continue to provide, develop and improve a broad range of sport medicine and paramedical programs and services for the holistic development of individuals involved in sport in Manitoba.

H I  S T O R Y

1980, a group of sport medicine professionals were brought together by the Minister of Sport as an advisory council on Sport Medicine Policy and Procedures. In 1989, this Council with other sport representatives developed a constitution that is the basis for today’s Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba. The main purpose of the SMSCM is to facilitate and coordinate member associations in common endeavors in sport medicine and sport sciences such as conferences, symposia, research, and public education. Other objectives are to initiate and promote education and research programs related to the field of sport medicine and sport sciences and to establish guidelines designed to ensure high standards of care for sport participants.

The SMSCM Board of Directors determines policy and procedure and directs the activities of the Council in consultation with an Executive Committee. The SMSCM Executive is elected, consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, the Drugs in Sport Chair and presently two Members-at-large. Each member group has one representative on the Council.

Key Strategies
To act as a cooperative forum of groups of medical, paramedical and sport scientists to meet the needs of Provincial Sport Organizations and sport and recreation participants

To develop an information bank which can be used for the prevention and management of sport and recreation injuries and illnessesOur Beliefs

To promote and facilitate guidelines designed to ensure a high quality of medical and paramedical care for sport and recreation participants.

To coordinate the activities of member associations in common endeavors in sport medicine and sport sciences

To promote education and research and related programs in the fields of sport medicine and sport sciences

To ensure the dissemination and availability of this information

To coordinate provisions of medical and paramedical personnel drawn from its member organizations for the care of sport and recreation participants at sporting events

To coordinate in an effective and efficient manner the activities of the Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba

To provide a forum for the development of knowledge and professional skills in sport medicine and sport sciences

Our Beliefs & Values

Holistic team approach

We strive to address sport issues from not just a physical perspective but from social, psychological, spiritual perspectives as well, among many others. Our extensive team of professionals allow a well-rounded approach to sport maagement.

User driven

We employ a framework that recognizes our recipients as key and foundational components in program design. We aim to specifically meet the needs of the members of the sport community.

Uphold the highest professional standards of care and professionalism

We pride ourselves in our professionalism, ethics and ability to provide quality service.

Encourage and promote ethics and the appropriate standards in sport

Not only do we exercise professionalism and ethics in our services, but we do not shy away from assessing and enforcing ethical behaviour by all sport personnel within the sport community as well.

Education of both the public and the sport community

We strive to provide educational resources to better equip members of the sport community such as coaches, parents and athletes in making informed decision. Please visit our workshop page for more.

Prevention and avoidance of injury

We duly advocate for injury prevention through workshops and seminars to ensure safe play within Manitoban sport programs.

Financial Responsibility

We ensure responsible management of material assets and finances to remain productive in our provision of quality service and resources to the community

Excellence in the provision of Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba Services and programs

Adhering to our organization’s mission and values, we are driven to reflect these values in every service provided.

Who We Are

Meet our Executive Team

Our President: Jeff Billeck MSc Rehab, BPE, CAT (C) - University of Winnipeg

Our President: Jeff Billeck MSc Rehab, BPE, CAT (C) - University of Winnipeg

Stephen Dubienski, MA, B.Sc.

Stephen Dubienski, MA, B.Sc.

Vice President

Dr. Scott Leckie D.M.D. , F.I.C.D. - Manitoba Dental Association

Dr. Scott Leckie D.M.D. , F.I.C.D. - Manitoba Dental Association

Treasurer

Melissa Skrabek -Senecal BKin-AT CAT(C) - Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association

Melissa Skrabek -Senecal BKin-AT CAT(C) - Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association

Education Committee Co-chair

Dr. Ed Pilat - Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr. Ed Pilat - Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Education Committee Co-chair

Dr. Stephen Cornish, PhD, CSEP-CEP Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (U of M)

Dr. Stephen Cornish, PhD, CSEP-CEP Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (U of M)

Substance Use in Sport & Health Committee Chair

Russ Horbal, BMR.PT., CAT.(c), BPE., Ed.(Cert.), Diploma - Sport Physiotherapy - College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Russ Horbal, BMR.PT., CAT.(c), BPE., Ed.(Cert.), Diploma - Sport Physiotherapy - College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Games Chair Committee

Joshua Stolar

Joshua Stolar

Executive Director

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