VANOC Structure

VANOC is organized into the following areas, which will continue to grow as we approach 2010. By Games-time, VANOC will have approximately 1,400 employees.

Construction is responsible for the planning, construction and delivery of all competition venues required for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on a timely basis and in a fashion consistent with VANOC’s values and pre-existing commitments.

Revenue, Marketing and Communications includes 11 functions, generally related to activities aimed at generating revenue from commercial sources and supporting those commercial partners. Additionally, the division is responsible for communications activities that involve a range of responsibilities including Communications, Media Relations, Community Relations, Editorial Services and Internet Management. The division is also responsible for the development and management of the VANOC Brand and Creative Services and the development and execution of the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays. The respective Revenue, Marketing and Communications functions are as follows:

  • Sponsorship Sales and Servicing
  • Licensing and Merchandising
  • Commercial Rights Management
  • Ticketing
  • Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Editorial Services
  • Media Relations
  • Internet Management
  • Brand and Creative Services
  • Torch Relays

The Sport, Paralympic Games and Venue Management division includes seven functions generally related to the delivery of services to athletes, International Sport Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs). The single most important element of Sport is the delivery of fair competitions conducted to the standard laid out by the governing IF. The division is also responsible for operating the Games competition and training venues, for ensuring that all expected services are met and that operational plans and procedures are developed and implemented for all venue activities. The division is responsible for the integration of Paralympic Games planning across all Organizing Committee functions. The respective functions are as follows:

  • Sport
  • Paralympic Planning
  • Medical Services
  • Anti-Doping
  • NOC-NPC Services
  • Venue Management
  • Event Services

The Service Operations and Ceremonies division includes 14 functions primarily responsible for the provision of services to athletes and officials, broadcasters, media, the Olympic Family, sponsors, spectators and the VANOC workforce. Services include the provision of signage, space, food, transportation, accommodation, logistics, cleaning and facility operations. Additionally, the division has the responsibility for Ceremonies and the Cultural Olympiad. The respective functions are as follows:

  • Look of the Games
  • Overlay
  • Food and Beverage
  • Olympic and Paralympic Villages
  • Accommodation
  • Security Integration
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Snow Removal, Cleaning and Waste
  • Cultural Olympiad
  • Ceremonies
  • Broadcast Integration
  • Press Operations
  • Government Service Integration

The Technology and Systems division comprises a critical part of Games operations and planning. Technology and Systems include: Energy Services, Technical Infrastructure, Information Systems, Results, Internet (Technical), and Accreditation. The respective functions are as follows:

  • Energy Services
  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Information Systems
  • Timing and Scoring, Results
  • Internet (Technical)
  • Accreditation

The Human Resources, Sustainability and International Client Services division is responsible for all VANOC workforce, paid and volunteer, including the recruitment, training, outfitting and retention of the workforce.

By Games time, VANOC anticipates a total workforce of more than 55,000. This projection includes 1,400 paid staff, 3,500 temporary staff, 25,000 volunteers, 10,000 contractors and 15,000 ceremony participants.

The division leads the development of VANOC’s corporate culture and develops VANOC human resources policies and procedures. It is also responsible for ensuring that VANOC meets its Official Languages requirements. Additionally, the division is responsible for VANOC’s initiatives surrounding sustainability and Aboriginal participation.

The respective functions are as follows:

  • Human Resources
  • Workforce
  • Sustainability and Aboriginal Participation
  • International Client Services

The Finance, Legal and CEO’s Office division includes nine functions as well as the budget for the overall project contingency. The functions provide centralized services to all VANOC functions in the areas of Legal Services, Administration, Finance, planning, Risk Management and Procurement. The respective functions are as follows:

  • Legal Services
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Project and Information Management
  • Risk Management and Assurance Services
  • Procurement
  • CEO Office
  • Government and Partner Relations
  • Venue Construction Administration