Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2018 EC Board of Directors.

EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its mandate to represent, promote and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada.

EC Directors will also have the chance to work collaboratively toward the continued growth and development of the organization, while strengthening partnerships within Canada and abroad.

Prospective candidates interested in serving on the EC Board of Directors are encouraged to download the following package for full application eligibility information, instructions and timelines. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2018 at 4pm ET.

Download PDF: 2018 EC Board of Directors Application Package
2018 Equestrian Canada Board of Director Election: Key Information here.


In 2018, there will be up to four (4) Director positions to be filled.
As per Bylaw 4.2, c) Transition:

Four (4) positions for a three-year term ending in 2021
Term Limits: Per Bylaw Article 4.10
Directors shall be eligible for re-election, but no Director may serve for more than six (6) consecutive years. After serving six (6) consecutive years as a Director, an individual may be elected or appointed to serve another term after an absence of at least nine (9) months from the date he or she last served as a Director.

Key Information for Director Candidates

About EC
EC is the national governing body for equestrian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and advance all equine and equestrian interests. With over 18,000 sport licence holders, 90,000 registered participants, 11 provincial/territorial sport organization partners and 10+ national equine affiliate organizations, EC is a significant contributor to the social, physical, emotional and economic wellbeing of the equestrian industry across Canada.

Director candidates are encouraged to learn more about EC at www.equestrian.ca. Governance information, including EC’s By-laws, audited financial statements and Governance Policy Manual can be found at www.equestrian.ca/about/governance.

Important Dates

The timeline for the 2018 Director Applications is as follows:

June 1, 2018 – Call for Nominations will close at 4 p.m. ET
June 18-20, 2018 – Interview period for selected candidates
July 5, 2018 – Nominating Committee will publish the list of candidates
July 30 – Aug. 2, 2018 – EC Voting Members cast their ballots
Aug. 23, 2018 – Election results announced
Sept. 26, 2018 – Introduction of Board members during 2018 EC Annual Meeting

About the EC Nominating Committee

The EC Nominating Committee is responsible for:

  • Presenting a slate of candidates for the position of EC Board Directors in accordance with EC’s Bylaws
  • Ensuring there is an election each year
  • Ensuring EC has a rigorous nomination system
  • Recruiting qualified individuals to stand for election as Directors

The 2018 Nominating Committee is as follows:

Dominique Chagnon (Chair) – Calixa-Lavallée, QC
Mike Boyd – Etobicoke, ON
Krista Foley – Sackville, NS
Diane Goyette – St. Lazare, QC
Lorraine MacDonald – Terra Cotta, ON
Richard Mackenzie – Nestleton, ON
Karen Sparks – Kanata, ON

The EC Nominating Committee looks forward to receiving applications and thanks all candidates in advance for their interest in joining the 2018 EC Board of Directors.