Nominations now open for ISWO Board of Directors

By TRT Staff with notes from ISWO.ca

MISSISSAUGA – On October 7, the Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced an open call for nominations for its Board of Directors.

ISWO is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting an online nomination on, or before November 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm (EST). A board-approved Nomination Committee will review all nominations and recommend a slate of candidates to the ISWO Board of Directors as per the schedule outlined below. The ISWO Nomination Committee is in the process of nominating up to a maximum of four board members to serve a three-year term.

The Committee seeks inclusive pools of candidates to ensure diversity among member applications, including: gender, Indigenous ancestry, representation (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, Métis), geographical representation and professional skill set, while sharing the values of ISWO. All applicants will be notified of their status prior to the board’s meeting to finalize the selected candidates.

Board Recruitment and Selection Process will coincide with the following: ISWO Board of Directors Application Process opens on October 7, ISWO Board of Directors Application Process closes on November 11, Review of Applications by the Board Nomination Committee from November 14 – 25, Nomination Committee Interviews with Candidates and Reference Checks from December 5 – 9, Slate Presented to ISWO Board of Directors on December 12, Board of Directors Final Review and Approval of Candidates on December 13 and Announcement of Newly Appointed Board Members will come on December 20.

General Role of a Board of Directors: The Board consists of Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary), and up to a maximum of eight (8) other members and the President. The Officers constitute the Executive Committee. The term of Board Members is three (3) years. The Board is the governing body of the organization. The Board deliberates and acts only with  consensus during a properly called and noticed meeting with a quorum present.

Responsibilities of Directors: An ISWO board member is responsible to represent the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization. The role requires the Board Member to be accountable for the following duties: meeting participation, committee participation, remaining informed and provide notice of conflict of interest and follow confidentiality conduct.

ISWO is the designated Provincial and Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body for Ontario, serving all Indigenous Peoples and communities across the province of Ontario, including First Nations, Inuit and Metis, living on and off-reserve, in rural and urban settings. ISWO develops opportunities for participation in sport and cultural activities that promote wellness and positive lifestyles for Indigenous Peoples across Ontario. ISWO is recognized by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) and the North American Indigenous Games Council, and is the designated sport body for the development, selection and management of Team Ontario, which participates in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and North American Indigenous Games.

Full application and details can be found on ISWO.ca.

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