Field Hockey Canada is the governing body for the sport in Canada, with over 8,000 participants from Junior to Masters’ level competing recreationally and competitively. The corporation was formed in 1991 with the amalgamation of two gender-based associations into one national entity. Today, from grassroots to high performance, Field Hockey Canada works to develop and strengthen the game across the country and position our National Teams for consistent podium contention.
Field Hockey Canada is led by a Board of up to 11 Directors and a professional staff of 12 FTE. Field Hockey Canada seeks expertise and diversity, representative of the field hockey community and Canadian society, and is looking for interested and qualified candidates to help the corporation continue to grow and succeed.
Three (3) Director positions will be open in September 2022:
Field Hockey Canada aspires to grow our sport, build our system and perform at all levels and in all environments.
To inspire, develop, perform, promote and govern exceptional positive and fun field chokey experiences in Canada and to create and lead a world-class field hockey system that reaches all our communities across the country.
Field Hockey Canada is in the third year of our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, developed with input from Member Provincial Associations. The strategic priorities to 2025 are:
2. Key Dates
|Call for Nominations||Opens June 1, 2022|
|Nominations Deadline||Closes June 27, 2022|
|Distribution of AGM Materials, including candidate bios||August 19, 2022|
|FHC Annual General Meeting||September 10, 2022|
3. Director Positions Open for Election
Interested and qualified candidates for the following roles are invited to follow the nomination process as outlined in this package. Three (3) Director positions will be open in September 2022. Directors are elected by the Field Hockey Canada provincial field hockey associations, which are the voting members.
Director positions are voluntary and without compensation except for reimbursement of approved expenses.
4. Nomination Steps
As per Bylaw 14.2, Candidates for Director-at-Large positions must be supported by two of the provincial field hockey associations in their nomination submission.
The Men’s National Team Athlete Director nomination requires the support of no fewer than 3 Registered Participants who, at the time of the nomination, have been selected for one or more of the Men’s Junior and/or Senior National Teams within the past 12 months.
As per Bylaw 14.3 through 14.5, the Governance Committee will propose a slate of nominations which will be distributed to Member Associations by August 19, 2022. No nominations will be accepted at the Annual General Meeting. If more nominations are proposed than positions available, an election will be conducted by secret ballot at the Annual General Meeting.
5. Term Limits
In accordance with Bylaw 10.3, a Director may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms in the same position.
6. Director Eligibility Requirements
All candidates for Director must meet the eligibility requirements of the Canada Non-Profit Corporations Act, and Bylaw 10.4. Each candidate:
In addition, each candidate for Director must:
If elected, each Director must complete an FHC Annual Declaration ofConflicts of Interest, to be submitted prior to the first Board meeting of the year.
7. Board of Director Responsibilities
As per Bylaw 10.4, “Except as otherwise provided by the Act, the Articles or these Bylaws, the Board has the powers of the Corporation and may delegate any of its powers, duties and functions. The Board is responsible for developing and implementing plans, policies, procedures and rules to manage the affairs of the Corporation. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Board shall have responsibility to:
The Board focuses on providing strategic direction and setting priorities, develops supporting policies, provides oversight and undertakes organizational assessment. Individually, Directors provide expertise and support to FHC’s leadership and act as Ambassadors for the corporation.
Management and operational authority is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Board monitors and holds the CEO accountable for results and progress. Directors are not involved in day-to-day operations.
The Board meets about every 4 to 6 weeks during the year, with a calendar of projected Board business presented at the first Board meeting. Meetings are primarily online using an electronic meeting format but may include face-to-face meetings. Directors typically spend about 15-20 hours per month in their role, including Board committee work.
Directors are expected to sit on at least 1 standing Committee of the Board:
9. Preferred Skills and Attributes
At this time, Field Hockey Canada is specifically seeking candidates with the following skills and expertise:
In addition, the following skills, knowledge and experience are welcome:
10. Key Field Hockey Canada Information for Candidates
All key governance and policy documents are available on the Field Hockey Canada website. It is recommended that prospective candidates minimally review the following information prior to pursuing the nomination process:
11. Completion of Candidate Information for Submission
Interested candidates are invited to complete a letter of interest covering the following topics:
Assistance can be provided for candidates who are seeking the support of two Member Provincial Associations for Director-at-Large or three qualified Registered Participants for the Women’s National Team Athlete Representative.
Submit a letter of interest and send any of the below optional attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org