Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2024 EC Board of Directors.

EC is looking for dedicated individuals with diverse experiences, and the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its mandate to represent, promote, and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada.

EC Directors will also have the chance to work collaboratively toward the continued growth and development of the organization, while strengthening partnerships within Canada and abroad.

Prospective candidates interested in serving on the EC Board of Directors are encouraged to download the following package for full application eligibility information, instructions, and timelines. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2024, at 4 p.m. ET.

2024 EC Board of Directors: Application Package

2024 Equestrian Canada Board of Director Election: Key Information

Vacancies

In 2024, there are three (3) vacancies and there will be three (3) Directors elected.

Per Bylaw 4.1 and 4.2: Directors to be Elected

Subject to any increase or decrease by the Board within the minimum and maximum as set out in the Articles, the number of Directors to be elected at an annual meeting shall be the number of Directors whose terms expire in the same year as the election.
Three (3) positions will be for a three (3) year term ending in 2027.

Term Limits: Per Bylaw Article 4.9

Directors shall be eligible for re-election, but no Director may serve for more than three (3) consecutive three-year terms. Fulfilling an incomplete term is not considered part of the term limit. Directors shall serve staggered terms to balance continuity with new perspective.

Key Information for Director Candidates

Director candidates are encouraged to learn more about EC at www.equestrian.ca. Governance information, including audited financial statements can be found HERE. EC’s By-laws, Governance Policy Manual and relevant policies can be found here: Governance Policies.

Important Dates

The timeline for the 2024 Director Applications is as follows:

March 26, 2024 – Call for Nominations Opens
May 1, 2024 – Call for Nominations Closes at 4 p.m. ET
May 21 -22, 2024 – Interviews for selected candidates via conference call
June 17, 2024 – List of candidates to run for election announced/published
July 22 – 26, 2024 – Voting Members cast their ballots
Aug. 19, 2024 – Election results announced/published
**July 29-Aug. 2, 2024 – **In the event of a tie vote, Voting Members cast a second ballot
**Aug. 26, 2024 – **Second ballot election results announced/published (if applicable)
September 17, 2024 – Introduction of Board Members to the EC Membership at the EC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

About the EC Nominating Committee

The EC Nominating Committee is responsible for:

  • Presenting a slate of candidates for the position of EC Board Directors in accordance with EC’s Bylaws
  • Ensuring there is an election each year
  • Ensuring EC has a rigorous nomination system
  • Recruiting qualified individuals to stand for election as Directors

The 2024 Nominating Committee is as follows:

Wayne Burwash (Chair)
Kelly Gravelle (Observer)
Jill Barton – Odessa, ON
Krista Foley – Sackville, NS
Joan Macartney – Manotick, ON
Tegwyn Harper – Black Creek, BC
Laurie Haughton – Clarence Creek, ON
Anne Welch – Aurora, ON

The EC Nominating Committee looks forward to receiving applications and thanks all candidates in advance for their interest in joining the 2024 EC Board of Directors.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the 2024 Director Application process, please contact:

Meg Krueger
Chief Executive Officer & Secretary General
Equestrian Canada
[email protected]