Ottawa, ON (July 2, 2020) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the opening of the annual nomination process for positions on its Board of Directors. The Cycling Canada Board of Directors is elected by Cycling Canada’s members (Provincial & Territorial Cycling Associations) and is comprised of 6 Director-at-Large positions, a National Team Athlete representative plus the position of President (Chair of the Board).
The role of Cycling Canada’s Board of Directors is to provide overall strategic direction, leadership and stability for the organization. The Board establishes the overall mission and purpose for the organization and it is responsible for a number of key governance-related activities including approving the appointment of (and providing direction to) the CEO and senior management team, the development and adoption of organizational policies, financial oversight and approval of the annual budget.
Board members meet by teleconference once per month, meet in-person twice per year and are also expected to participate on Board committees on a regular basis.
Cycling Canada is looking to build upon the expertise within its existing Board and is seeking to include a range of diverse voices and skills that will enable the growth and development of our organization and our sport in Canada. For the upcoming September 2020 elections, the Nominations Committee will prioritize the skill sets, competencies and considerations outlined below:
- Diversity & Inclusivity
- Geographic Representation
- Financial Acumen
- Fundraising Experience and Capability
- Governance Expertise
- Legal Expertise
- Corporate or Non-Profit Board Experience
- NSO and Sport-specific Experience & Knowledge
In 2020 there are three (3) Director at Large positions open for nomination. Board elections will occur at the Cycling Canada Annual Meeting to be held by conference call on September 15, 2020. Nominations for the three Board positions will close one calendar month prior to the date of the Annual Meeting (August 14th, 2020).
Note – each year the Cycling Canada Board may, by resolution and at its discretion, appoint one (1) Director after the organization’s Annual Meeting. An appointed Director will serve a term of one (1) year. This position is currently filled by Curt Harnett.