2017 Call For Nominations To The Board Of Directors Of Squash Canada


DEADLINE – May 11, 2017, 11:59 pm EDT

Board Composition
In accordance with the provisions of Article 4.1 & 4.2 of By-Law 1 of Squash Canada:

4.1     The Board will consist of six to eight Directors, as follows:

a. A President, elected by the Members at the Annual Meeting to serve a term of three years;

b. A Vice-President Finance, elected by the Members at the Annual Meeting to serve a term of three years;

c. Three to Five Directors-at-Large elected by the Provincial/Territorial Association Members at the Annual Meeting to serve terms of three years; and,

d. One Athlete Director elected by the National Team Athlete Members using an electronic ballot procedure, the results of which will be announced at the Annual Meeting. The Athlete Director will serve a term of three years.

4.2     No Director may serve more than three consecutive terms, inclusive of any term served as President.  No person may serve more than two terms as President.

Current Board Terms of Office
The schedule for Board positions, which are staggered three-year terms is as follows:

2015 – 2018:      (1) Director at Large and Athlete Director
2016 – 2019:      President, (2) Director at Large (Note: The current
                           President’s term will end in 2018 in consideration
                           of the limitation of a maximum of nine years on
                           the Board)
2017 – 2020:      VP Finance, (1) Director at Large

Positions Up for Election in 2017
The Nominating Committee therefore invites nominations for the following positions on the Board of Directors of Squash Canada from 2017 – 2020:

Vice President – Finance
One (1) Director at Large position

Elections will take place at the Squash Canada Annual General Meeting to be held on June 10, 2017 at the Holiday Inn East Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.

Eligibility Criteria
A nominee must meet all the below criteria:

  • Be a resident of Canada for not less than three (3) years;
  • Be 18 years of age or older, who has the power under law to contract;
  • Has not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country;
  • Does not have the status of bankrupt;
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Canadian Income Tax Act in relation to the eligibility to serve as a director of a registered charity;
  • Be a member in good standing of their Provincial or Territorial Squash Association and that Association must be a member in good standing with Squash Canada;
  • Is not subject to a disciplinary investigation or action by Squash Canada, or if subject to disciplinary action previously, has fulfilled all terms and conditions of such disciplinary action to the satisfaction of the Squash Canada.

Desired Skills for Squash Canada Board of Directors
Potential candidates for the Board of Directors of Squash Canada should possess a high level of experience and capability in board oversight responsibilities, including specifically the areas of fundraising, finance, marketing, management, not for profit, communications and events. Potential candidates should possess some of the following skills:

  • Policy governance model, nonprofit stewardship and risk management;
  • Fundraising and funding source contacts;
  • Financial management;
  • Legal knowledge, experience or designation;
  • Human resource management;
  • Events management;
  • Media/Marketing/Public Relations contacts and experience;
  • Senior management/executive experience;
  • Government relations/contacts;
  • Organizational development/strategic planning; and,
  • While not essential, sound knowledge of the Canadian sport system, and/or of the sport of squash

Nomination Process

  • Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 pm EDT on May 11, 2017 to the attention of Dan Wolfenden, Executive Director by email to:  dan.wolfenden@squash.ca, or fax to 613-228-7232;
  • The nomination must include all of the following information:
    • Name and full contact information for the nominee;
    • A curriculum vitae of the nominee, summarizing professional, volunteer and sporting experience;
    • Written consent from the nominee, also declaring that they meet all eligibility criteria;
    • Support letter and verification of membership from a Provincial/Territorial Member.

If prospective candidates have any questions or wish to discuss the Call for Nominations, they may contact any of the following Squash Canada Nominating Committee members:

Bob Wyma, Chair   robert.wyma@gmail.com
Gene Turk, Board Member   gturk@cte.ca
Spider Jones, Provincial/Territorial Squash Association Representative   spider@sportnorth.com
Andrew Mount, Provincial/Territorial Squash Association Representative   andrew@northfieldclub.com
Dan Wolfenden, Executive Director (ex-officio)   dan.wolfenden@squash.ca

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