Call for Nominations – Hockey Canada Board of Directors
In response to a governance review conducted by The Honourable Thomas Cromwell C.C., Hockey Canada (HC), through its thirteen (13) Regional and Territorial Members, has made extensive changes to its governance structure, particularly around Board composition and structure. Those changes will be brought to the forefront for the first time this Fall, as Hockey Canada conducts its Board of Director elections.
The HC Nominating Committee (NC) will lead the Nomination process. The NC is committed to recruiting individuals who collectively possess a wide range of skills, experiences, competencies and attributes required by the organization. The NC will undertake a rigorous process to complete these tasks prior to the elections, including screening and vetting potential candidates.
The NC calls upon its thirteen (13) regional and territorial Members, the public and those with a commitment to contributing toward a cultural evolution in the game to identify and encourage qualified individuals to respond to the call for nominations.
THE CRITICAL PATH FOR THE RECRUITING AND ELECTION PROCESS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
• September 19, 2023 Deadline to Submit Nominations
• October 19, 2023 Shortlisted Candidates Provided to Members
• November 18, 2023 Election of Directors
Candidates who are currently involved in the game of hockey must divest themselves of any executive position within a Member organization, within thirty days after taking office. Any person seeking election as a Director shall declare any perceived or actual conflict of interest in advance of seeking election. No Director may be a paid employee of Hockey Canada or of a Member or a Partner organization of Hockey Canada. In order to qualify to become or act as a Director, individuals must:
I. be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
II. be at least eighteen (18) years old;
III. not be an undischarged bankrupt;
IV. have the capacity under law to contract; and
V. not have been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country.
Potential candidates must complete an application form that can be found on the Hockey Canada website and submit a resume (no more than two pages) including two references. They should also include a brief cover letter that indicates the skills, experiences, competencies and attributes they possess which would make them a suitable nominee for the Board. Please note that due to the anticipated volume of applications, communication with most applicants will occur electronically, except for those who are shortlisted.