About Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada Board of Directors Nomination / Application

The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2020.

Duties of a Director

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.



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