NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD (WSWC) BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) Committed to Achieving Gender Parity at the Board Level

Have you ever thought about how you can contribute to the growth of towed water sports in Canada?  If yes, WSWC has an opportunity for you!

WSWC is pleased to announce that nominations for the Board of Directors is now open.  Nominations will be accepted thru to September 10, 2019 and the election will take place at the WSWC Annual General Meeting on September 26, 2019 at 8pm ET by webinar.

Four (4) at-large director positions are up for election and WSWC is actively seeking female candidates for the Board.

At the March 30-31, 2019 Directors meeting, the WSWC Board committed tostrategically addressing gender equity with the objective of achieving gender parity at the Board level.

To learn more about WSWC, the role of Directors and how to nominate, please see:

  • About WSWC

https://wswc.ca/about-us/

  • WSWC Board Roles and Responsibilities

https://wswc.ca/policies/

https://www.caaws.ca/e/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/WomenOnBoard.pdf

 

Deadline for Nominations: September 10, 2019

In support of WSWC’s commitment to gender equity, the WSWC Board has also committed to taking a proactive approach to board succession planning and professional development and will look to build out programming in these areas over the coming year.

WSWC’s commitment to gender equity is in keeping with Governments from across Canada who recently indicated their support for parity at the board level in sport, indicating a goal of parity by December of 2024.   This was one of the actions agreed to in principle in February, when the Federal-Provincial/Territorial (FTP) Ministers for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation endorsed a vision for “all women and girls to be equitably represented, recognized and served across all aspects of Canadian sport”. Known as the “Red Deer Declaration” this vision raises the bar for national and provincial / territorial sport organizations to take action to ensure gender equity within their governance structures.

 

To learn more, please contact:

Jasmine Northcott

Chief Executive Officer

Toll Free 1-888-526-0685

jasmine@wswc.ca