Ottawa, ON (July 13, 2022) – 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 Provincial & Territorial Cycling Associations and is comprised of 7 Director-at-Large positions, a National Team Athlete representative plus one optional Director appointed at the discretion 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 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 the organization and the sport in Canada. For the upcoming September 2022 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:
- Financial Acumen and Accounting Expertise
- Fundraising and Strategic Partnership Development
- Governance and Policy Expertise
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.
This year, there are three 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 September 13, 2022. Nominations for these Board positions will close on August 5th, 2022, one calendar month prior to the date of the Annual Meeting.
Source: Cycling Canada
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is one of the oldest national sport organizations in Canada and has one simple purpose: to inspire Canadians to cycle. Cycling Canada administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country, hosts national and international events and manages the National Team in all levels of international competition.