Hockey Canada Board of Directors Nomination / Application
Serve the game in the best interests of all participants
The Nomination form is available to fill out online or as a downloadable pdf.
Duties of a Director
Directors are the stewards of Hockey Canada. They oversee the conduct of the organization’s business, monitor management through the chief executive officer and endeavour to ensure that all major issues affecting the business and affairs of the organization are given proper consideration.
Directors will exercise the following key duties:
Duty of Care
- Exercise the care of a reasonably prudent person.
- Offer personal perspectives and opinions on issues under consideration.
- Voice clearly and explicitly any opposition to a decision being considered, at the time the decision is being made.
- Ask for a review of a decision if there are reasonable grounds to believe the board acted without full information or in a manner inconsistent with its obligations.
- Work cooperatively with fellow Directors and staff.
- Know and respect the distinction between the roles of board and staff.
- Attend all board meetings.
- Participate in decision-making and policy-setting.
- Participate in risk-assessment and strategic planning.
- Ensure Hockey Canada has written policies and controls in place.
Duty of Loyalty
- Act with honesty and in good faith in the best interests of Hockey Canada, and not for personal gain or the benefit of any third party.
- Maintain solidarity with fellow Directors in support of a decision that has been made in good faith from a reasonable presentation of facts.
- Exercise vigilance and declare any apparent or real personal conflict of interest in accordance with Hockey Canada bylaws and policies.
Duty of Obedience
- Be faithful to the Hockey Canada mission statement.
- Be informed of the legislation under which Hockey Canada exists.
- Be informed of the bylaws, regulations, playing rules and policies and other documents that pertain to the duties of the Director.
- Be generally informed about activities of Hockey Canada and general trends in sports.
- Attend and be prepared to serve on committees or task teams, and to read minutes for board, Member and Member Forum meetings.
Note: Hockey Canada offers training and mentorship to new board members, and a supportive, friendly and stimulating environment.