Aboriginal Sports Circle seeking volunteer board members

ONTARIO — Founded in 1995, the ASC provides a centralized, national voice for Indigenous sport, fitness and recreation in Canada. Bringing together the interests of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Mission: The Aboriginal Sport Circle is a member-based, not-for-profit national organization that exists to support the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people and communities through participation in sport, physical activity and recreation.

The ASC is a collective of Provincial and Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies — the Members – who guide the direction and establish its national priorities. The organization is a non-profit that functions under the guidance of the Board of Directors.

The board is the legal governing authority for the ASC. The Board consists of eight directors, including a president and vice-president, both of whom also serve as officers. The president is responsible for the general supervision of the affairs and operations of the corporation and presides at the annual and special meetings as well as at meetings of the Board. In public or organizational matters the President acts as the official spokesman of the ASC. The president acts in a position of trust and, with the support of the directors, provides strategic direction to the organization through the chief executive officer (CEO) who, in conjunction with the chief operating officer (COO), oversees ASC national office operations and membership support and relations

Interested individuals are asked to submit a completed nominations package to the Nominations Committee by Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 5:00 PM (Eastern). Please see Appendix B for requirements. A completed nominations package will include: a completed ASC Applications Form – 2022 Election – Board of Directors (Appendix B) 2, an updated resume or curriculum vitae (CV), two reference letters that endorse the nomination (1 personal or professional, and 1 from a member PTASB), a declaration of availability to present for 3 minutes at the Virtual Annual General Meeting.

The Nominations Committee will review each nominee’s submission and submit to the Board of Directors for approval. Eligible nomination submissions will be distributed to the membership prior to the AGM. The election for the 3 positions will take place on September 24, 2022, via a Virtual Annual General Meeting of the Members.

Electors will be 1 voting delegate from each membership organization. Article 4.6 of the ASC’s bylaws state that current Directors who are at the end of their term, and who are seeking re-election, are not required to submit a nomination package to be eligible to run. However, they must fill out the Application Form (excluding the written Statement of Interest, resume/CV, and reference letters) and specify their availability for the 3-minute presentation.

The Nominations Committee, as appointed by the Board of Directors, are responsible for establishing the nominations procedures, reviewing each nominations submission for completeness, confirming the candidate’s eligibility and ensuring the membership receives valid nominations profiles

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