ROWONTARIO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition, several committees work on specific aspects of delivering rowing in Ontario. At its 2014 Annual General Meeting, ROWONTARIO’s members voted to move to a Policy Board, where the Board makes all governance decisions and delegates the responsibility for operations decisions exclusively to the senior staff person. To learn more about the new structure of our board, please download the 2014 ROWONTARIO Governance Restructure Proposal Communication to Clubs.


ROWONTARIO is currently accepting applications for Board of Director vacancies beginning in the fall, 2016.

ROWONTARIO is a non-profit organization that governs and promotes the sport of rowing at all levels in the Province of Ontario. ROWONTARIO’s mission is to enhance rowing participation and excellence through implementation of the FUNdamentals to Active for Life stages of the Canadian Sport for Life (Long-Term Athlete Development) (CS4L/LTAD) model.

With a staff of six, ROWONTARIO provides assistance to its Member Clubs/Associations by encouraging and developing competitive and recreational rowing for the benefit of clubs, athletes, coaches, umpires and volunteers, and by expanding the scope of rowing activities.

ROWONTARIO also represents Ontario rowing with the national rowing organization, Rowing Canada Aviron (“RCA”), and provides input and advice on behalf of its Member Clubs on governance and policies of RCA.

ROWONTARIO is seeking passionate, dedicated and committed Directors to work with other Board Members to achieve ROWONTARIO’s mission and participate in making policy decisions and advancing ROWONTARIO’s strategic plan. ROWONTARIO’s Board is structured as a governance board and operates within a number of Board Committees, with each Director participating on at least one Board Committee. For more information on ROWONTARIO’s Board please find attached the 2016 ROWONTARIO Board Information Package or please visit our website at

Qualifications and Requirements:

ROWONTARIO is inviting individuals with the following skills and capabilities to submit their CV’s and letters of interest:


  • Experience in one or more of the following sectors:
    • Legal (LLB designation)
    • Personnel Management/Human Resource Professionals
    • Private and Public Fundraising/Donor Fundraising, Marketing, Sponsorship
    • Government Relations (municipal, provincial or national levels)
  • Knowledgeable about board governance
  • Preferably some experience with non-profit organizations
  • Committed to attending board meetings, the AGM (last weekend in November) and Training Conference weekend, ROWONTARIO Championship regattas (last weekend in July), and participating on at least one Board Committee

For more information regarding the Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors, please click HERE

To Apply: Submit your CV and letter of interest via email to by July 31, 2016.

Only applications provided electronically will be accepted.

We thank everyone that applies. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ROWONTARIO 2016 Nominating Committee

The ROWONTARIO board acclaimed at the 2014 ROWONTARIO Annual General Meeting consists of:

President- Tom Blacquiere (2-year term)
Secretary- Judy Sutcliffe (3- year term)
Treasurer- George Barkwell (3- year term)
Director- Lynda Dundas (2- year term)
Director- Jurgen Schubert (3- year term)
Director- Amanda Schweinbenz (2- year term)
Director- Christopher Waddell (2- year term)