Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) Board of Directors Commit to Gender Parity WSWC Actively Seeking Expressions of Interest from Women

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

In advance of the formal upcoming Board nomination process, the WSWC Board is actively seeking expressions of interest from women who may wish to consider contributing to the WSWC Board or who wish to learn more about the organization and avenues for leadership and
engagement.


Have you ever thought about how you can contribute to the growth of towed water sports in Canada and would like to learn more? We would be keen to hear from you!

While the formal Board nomination process will open in late June, this is an opportunity to learn more about the organization and explore leadership opportunities as a Director with the WSWC Board; or other areas within the organization depending on your interest and areas of focus.

To learn more about WSWC, the role of Directors and how to get involved, the following information is available for reference:


 About WSWC
https://wswc.ca/about-us/


 WSWC Board Roles and Responsibilities
https://wswc.ca/policies/


 Women on Boards: A Guide to Getting Involved (CAAWS)
https://www.caaws.ca/e/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/WomenOnBoard.pdf

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 months.

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 and express interest, please contact:
Jasmine Northcott
Chief Executive Officer
Toll Free 1-888-526-0685
jasmine@wswc.ca