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Ontario Soccer Association – The OSA is seeking to recruit qualified candidates for a Transitional Nominations Committee 

Vaughan, Ontario – If you have ever wanted to help shape the future of the game in Ontario, now is your opportunity. The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) is seeking to recruit qualified candidates for a Transitional Nominations Committee, which will help lead to the election of a smaller and newly structured Board of Directors in June 2017.

The Transitional Nominations Committee will consist of five members, two of whom are current Directors of the OSA and three of whom are independent members. The role of this committee will be to identify candidates for all elected positions of the newly structured board.

The OSA is looking for candidates for the Transitional Nominations Committee who have diverse backgrounds with connections to professional, soccer, and other relevant communities in which to recruit strong candidates for the OSA Board of Directors.

Independent Members of the Transitional Nominations Committee must not hold a paid, elected, contractor, or judicial position with the Association, any of its Members, or any affiliated leagues, clubs or OSA Recognized Academies, or Canada Soccer.

Those who are selected to serve on the Transitional Nominations Committee cannot stand for election to the newly formed Board in 2017.

This is a volunteer position.

Individuals who are interested in serving on the Transitional Nominations Committee are asked to download and complete the Application Form (available in Word or PDF).  Once completed, please submit your application by email or hard copy by 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016. 

Submissions can be sent to:

Gerry Jennings
Executive Assistant
The Ontario Soccer Association
7601 Martin Grove Road
Vaughan, ON L4L 9E4
Email | Phone: 905-264-9390 ext 223

The Pre-Selection Committee, which will help choose the Transitional Nominations Committee is made up by: Chair Dom Sorbara (Legal Consultant for the Bank of Nova Scotia and an Adjunct Lecturer at McMaster University), Annette Wildgoose (Director of Legacies and Special Projects at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015), Nick Taylor (Director of New Revenue, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation), Dr. Nicoletta Bonafede (Cardiologist and Director and President at NB Diagnostic Services) and Rocky Stefano (Owner of Identita and Chief Technical Officer at Echelon Systems). 

The Transitional Nominations Committee Terms of Reference can be found here.

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Media Contacts

Ben Rycroft | Ontario Soccer Association Communications Manager | 905-254-9390 ext. 255 | Email: brycroft@soccer.on.ca 

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About the Ontario Soccer Association:

Founded in 1901, The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. The OSA develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. The OSA also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial professional-amateur men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).