The Athletic Ontario Board provides strategic leadership to the organization by committing to excellence in governance while supporting AO’s mission, vision and values for optimum achievement of its goals and mandate. It is responsible for the highest level of decision-making, legal authority, and is accountable for AO resources and activities; communicating the organizational vision to the membership and athletics community; and defining the parameters within which the organization will carry out its work.

It is hoped that each new member will bring with them skills required to lead and guide the organization. The 6 – 9 member board will be comprised of a team of leaders with combined experiences in governance, accounting, HR, legal, business, marketing, fundraising, communications, project management, and IT. We currently have a priority for individuals with accounting, risk management, project management, and legal expertise. All members should have a personal passion for volunteering and making a difference in the athletics community.


Board members serve a two-year term and are eligible for re-election for two additional consecutive elected terms.

Directors meet in person a minimum of 4 times in the Toronto area, in addition to 4 – 6 evening teleconference meetings, where scheduled. Board members are also required to participate on one or more of standing committees: i.e., Audit & Risk Committee, Governance and Nominations Committee, Compensation/HR Committee, Programs & Services Committee, Competitions Committee, etc. Committee meetings are typically held monthly or as required.

Board members serve on a volunteer basis and without remuneration, except for travel and accommodation costs in relation to Board members’ duties.

Successful candidates must be or become a member of Athletics Ontario within 10 days of election.

Please forward your completed application form and supporting information, if required, to:

Paul Osland
Athletics Ontario
(Governance and Nominations Committee)
3 Concorde Gate, Suite 211
Toronto, ON M3C 3N7

E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: November 6, 2015 6:00 pm EST

Thank you for your interest.