ARCHERY CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTORS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
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Archery Canada is seeking interested individuals to serve on the volunteer Board of Directors for a two (potentially four) year term*, commencing in August 2018. We are seeking nominations to fill three (3) volunteer Director positions with dedicated and eager individuals who are able to donate their time and expertise to help grow our organization and the sport of archery in Canada.
ABOUT ARCHERY CANADA
Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.
The Archery Canada Board of Directors consists of seven Directors, as follows:
Three directors elected by the Members in even years (VP, High Performance, VP Marketing & Communications, VP, Finance & Administration);
Three directors elected by the Members in odd years (President, VP, Development, VP 3D Programs); and
One Athlete Director nominated by the High Performance Committee and elected by the Members in odd years
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The current call for nominations is for the following Board positions:
QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES OF DIRECTORS
Board Directors will fulfill all requirements of the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, will be registrants of Archery Canada, residents of Canada and of legal age. Directors will be independent, meaning that once elected they may not hold any elected or employment position of a member association of Archery Canada.
In recruiting Directors, the Nominating Committee will have regard to the regional and linguistic diversity of the membership of Archery Canada, and will also have regard to the principles of equity as they apply to gender and ability.
Directors will be recruited based upon their demonstrated ability to contribute significantly to the leadership of Archery Canada. The core competencies that will ideally be reflected in the Board, collectively, are:
Archery background and knowledge as an athlete, coach, official, administrator or volunteer leader;
Knowledge of strategic and business planning;
Human resources management expertise;
Legal and risk management expertise;
Business and corporate experience, including expertise in financial management; and
Demonstrated leadership skills in non-profit or other organizations.
THE NOMINATION PROCESS
(1) Fill up the nomination form.
(2) Any nomination of an individual for election as a Director must be supported by a Member (i.e., provincial/territorial archery association member of Archery Canada), must include the written consent of the nominee, and must be submitted to the registered office of the Corporation 30 days prior to the annual meeting.
(3) Nominations will be circulated to the Members at least 21 days prior to the annual meeting, and elections will take place at the annual meeting.
(4) The deadline for the receipt of nominations is July 9, 2018.
(5) Elections will be held for the position(s) at the 2018 Archery Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, August 9th at 7:00pm Eastern time in Truro, Nova Scotia at the Hampton Inn & Suites Truro.
All nominations are due to the Archery Canada office, attention Mary MacDonald, Executive Director, by email or by mail / courier to #108 – 2255 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1G 4K3.
*Important Notice: A motion is being proposed at the 2018 Archery Canada AGM to amend the bylaws to extend term lengths from two (2) to four (4) years with a two (2) term limit in each elected position. This would take effect for newly elected Directors in 2018 and for current Directors with terms expiring in 2019, once their term expires in 2019.