Call for Nominations – Row Ontario Board of Directors
Announcement/ May 15

Call for Nominations – Row Ontario Board of Directors

Row Ontario is seeking individuals from across the province to serve on our Board of Directors. Successful applicants will support our mission, vision, and values in Ontario.

As per Row Ontario By-Law 2.03, the Row Ontario Nomination Committee is tasked with responsibility of putting together a Slate of Directors for election at the 2023 Row Ontario Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on September 27th, 2023.

The Committee is looking for nominees who are passionate about amateur sport and bring knowledge and/or skills in one or more areas of fiscal oversight, Board governance and leadership, collaborative partnerships, fundraising, community outreach and engagement, human resources.

At the upcoming Annual Meeting two (2) Director positions are up for elections.

  • Caitlin Beresford
  • Zola Mehlomakulu

The Nominating Committee’s role is to nominate all qualified candidates identified through a selection process and not just put forward a slate equaled to the number of positions up for election.

Directors are elected to a three-year term, and are expected:

  • to participate in Board meetings (typically six meetings a year, with the majority being done via video conference, and up to two a year in person (Niagara region).
  • may be asked to participate in at least one Board Committee (minimum of two meetings a year, held via video conference call).
  • to engage in generating revenue (from fundraising, sponsorships, memberships, and services) on behalf of the organization.
  • to attend Row Ontario proprietary events, including Provincial Championships and Annual Meeting.

In addition, Directors may be asked to participate in working groups or on organizational projects related to their expertise. On average there is an overall expectation of approximately 10 – 15 hours per month.

To be eligible for election as a Director, an individual shall:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Be a resident of Canada as defined in the Income Tax Act.
  • Be willing to comply with the Row Ontario Director’s Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Policy.
  • Have the power under law to contract.
  • Not have been declared incapable of managing property under the Ontario Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 or under the Mental Health Act, 1990.
  • Not have the status of bankruptcy.
  • Consent to submitting a Vulnerable Sector Screening check.
  • Consent to abide by Row Ontario policies and procedures.
  • Consent to provide, receive and retain information and records in electronic form.

Those interested in putting their name forward for consideration Nominations for the Board of Directors must be received by the Row Ontario office via email by July 31st, 2023 at 5:00pm.

Other Candidates

In accordance with By-Law 2.04, candidates that applied as per the above, but were not included on the slate of directors by the Nominating Committee and/or other interested candidates interested in seeking election to the Board of Directors may stand for election by following the below procedures:

  • Other Candidates for any of the Director positions shall announce their intent, in writing, to the Secretary or delegate, no less than thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • Such Candidates require the sponsorship of two (2) Member Clubs in good standing. Candidates for office must be an ORA Registered Participant in good standing.
  • The Secretary or delegate shall inform all Members of the names of those seeking office, fifteen (15) days prior to the Annual Meeting.

For the 2023 Annual Meeting, other candidates must submit their intent and support from two (2) member clubs, in writing, by Monday August 28th, 2023, at 5:00pm. Submission shall be sent to Row Ontario via email to

Please review the Board Director qualifications given on the nomination form.

Nomination Form – Board of Directors


Chris Waddell
Nomination Committee Chair