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Nominations Open for Cycling Canada Board of Directors

Ottawa, ON (July 13, 2023) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the opening of the annual nomination process for positions on its Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is elected by Cycling Canada’s members (Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations) and is comprised of seven Director-at-Large positions, a National Team athlete representative plus one optional Director that can be appointed at the discretion of the Board.

The role of Cycling Canada’s Board of Directors is to provide strategic direction, leadership and stability for the organization. The Board establishes the overall mission and purpose for the organization and 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 video conference 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 the organization and the sport in Canada.

For the upcoming September 2023 elections, the Nominations Committee is seeking nominees with diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives who possess the skill sets and competencies outlined below, as established as priorities for the organization:

  • Governance and policy expertise
  • Fundraising and strategic partnership development
  • Risk management

Specifically, Cycling Canada is looking for female applicants as well as those from the Indigenous community, Black Canadians, LGBTQ2S+, persons with physical impairment and representatives from marginalized communities.

Ideally, candidates will also have prior corporate or non-profit board experience. However, experience in cycling is not necessarily required.

In 2023 there are four (4) Director-at-Large positions open for nomination, each for two-year terms. Board elections will occur at the Cycling Canada Annual Meeting to be held by video conference on Sept. 12, 2023. Nominations for these Board positions will close Aug. 4, 2023.

For additional details please refer to the Nomination Form available for download here and the Cycling Canada by-laws and governance policies, available here.

Source: Cycling Canada

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the nation’s oldest National Sport Organization and has one simple purpose – to inspire Canadians to cycle. Our mandate is to holistically develop the sport in partnership with our 11 Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, putting more Canadians on bikes from coast-to-coast and on podiums around the world.