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Water Polo Canada is extending an invitation for nominations to all individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors

The Water Polo Canada Board of Directors oversees the policies of the Association, the budget, produces a strategic plan for the Association and reviews that plan regularly  to ensure that its objectives are being met. The Water Polo Canada Board conducts itself in a businesslike fashion. Individuals who apply for a Board position should be aware that it is a policy governance Board and Directors and they will be expected to be responsible for or participate in certain portfolios.

The calendar leading to the elections, as stated by Water Polo Canada’s Bylaws:

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

  • At least sixty (60) days prior to the AGM, the Board shall issue a written call for nominations for the positions of Director.
  • The call for nominations shall be sent to all members of the Board and to each affiliated Provincial/Territorial Section.
  • Nominations for positions of Director shall be received in writing by the Standing Nominations Committee at least 30 days prior to the AGM.
  • Fifteen (15) days prior to the AGM, WPC shall deliver a copy of the nominations received to members of the Board and to each affiliated Provincial/Territorial Section.

 

The 2022 Nominating Committee members:

The Board as it stands today is composed of the following individuals:

NameTitleTerm ends
Kathleen Dawson (MA)President2022
Josée Lanouette (QC)Vice-President2022
Frank Meunier (QC)Director2022
Donna AtkinsonDirector2022
Bill MeyerDirector2022
Geoff SchoenbergDirector2022
Jared Gillepsie (ON)Director2023
Erin LukieDirector2023
Oleg StratievDirector2023
Catherine CodeDirector2023

There are 6 director positions (*) open.

WPC’s Board functions best when there is gender equity and Canada-wide representation. WPC encourages qualified applicants to apply from areas currently not represented. Furthermore, the Board is strongest and most effective when each Director contributes knowledge, experience, and skills in one or more of the following core competencies:

Above all, Directors must understand the duties and responsibilities of a Board of Directors. Directors should, ideally, be financially literate and be familiar with processes involved in evaluating organizational performance.

Water Polo Canada’s 2020-2022 Board is 50% female. Sport Canada’s Sport Funding and Accountability Framework (general criteria #13 Equity and Access) states, among other things, that a National Governing Body’s Board should be 40% female; therefore, it is Water Polo Canada’s intent to search for qualified candidates to help comply with these criteria. Water Polo Canada is making a special call to female candidates to send in their nominations to ensure that the Board maintains its 40% female composition or above. We also welcome new Canadians who have the above-mentioned qualifications and are interested in developing their Canadian experience with a network of leaders who share a common passion to help sport and youth reach their potential.

Below is an outline of the Board’s roles and responsibilities:

  1. General Board Responsibilities
  1. Responsibilities of Board Members
  1. Time Commitment (Directors)
  1. Time Commitment (President)
  1. Benefits

Each nomination 

The nominees must declare any conflicts they may have as stated by WPC’s Conflict of Interest Policy. Potential conflicts include having a relative on one of the National Team Programs and/or being a PSO Board member and/or being a Club Board member. All elected Board members must adhere to the Board Member Code of Conduct.

Interested candidates shall send their nominations to the Chair of the Water Polo Canada Nominations Committee no later than August 26th, 2022. Please send nominations to the following email address: nominations@waterpolo.ca .

Should you have any questions regarding the Board of Directors and/or the nomination of individuals for this Board, please feel free to contact any member of the committee at nominations@waterpolo.ca .