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The Edmonton Sport Council's Nominations Committee is seeking "Expressions of Interest" from individuals who are interested in serving as a volunteer Director of the Edmonton Sport Council.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the Bylaws.


All Edmontonians living active for life.





Edmonton Sport Council advances the sport, active living and active recreation sector by:

  • Strengthening the sector
  • Giving voice to issues affecting sport, active living and active recreation

Strategic Goal 1:

The Edmonton Sport Council works with others to inspire more Edmontonians to live active.

Strategic Goal 2:

The Edmonton Sport Council is an acknowledged voice for the importance of active living, active recreation and sport.

Strategic Goal 3:

The Edmonton Sport Council has a governance structure that follows best practice.

Director Responsibilities:

Directors, individually and collectively as the Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for the operation and affairs of the Edmonton Sport Council. As such they are responsible to the membership and our primary funder, the City of Edmonton. Directors are expected to be fully informed on ESC matters and to participate in the deliberation and decisions in governance matters.

As a Director of the Edmonton Sport Council, your role is to serve the broad sport, active recreation and active living communities in Edmonton, which means that as a Director, you are not focused on serving the interests of your individual organization or sector.

It is desired that the Board of Directors represents a broad spectrum of interests and Stakeholders and that they will be elected based on their participation and involvement in sport, active recreation and active living in Edmonton, and most importantly their support of the mandate of the Edmonton Sport Council. Given this, those seeking to be Directors of the Edmonton Sport Council should have relevant leadership within one of the sport, active recreation and/or active living sectors. They should be individuals who are committed to attending all or most of the Board’s meetings and actively participate, and to be willing to represent the Edmonton Sport Council on ad hoc and standing committees whether they are internal or external in nature.

Director Requirements:

  • Must have, or be willing to obtain an ESC Individual Membership
  • Normally reside in Edmonton
  • Have a significant interest in the development of sport, active recreation or active living in Edmonton.

Ideal candidate(s) will:

  • Be a respected Edmontonian who demonstrates leadership in the community and maintains a positive public profile, while supporting and advocating the mission, values and objectives of the ESC.
  • Be a person available to the ESC for: consultation, assistance, attendance at pre-established events, other roles as mutually agreed upon.
  • Advance the goals and sphere of influence of the ESC, represent and serve the membership in all its activities to advance sport, active recreation and active living in Edmonton. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in their daily life. 

Decision Making:

It is important that Board Members have the ability to listen and consider differing viewpoints as they work toward consensus decisions.  Every effort will be made to reach a consensus (a decision all can live with) when making decisions.  Should there be an impasse on any significant issues a vote will be taken and whatever decision is made will be final and unanimously supported.

Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct:

All ESC Board Members shall abide by the Edmonton Sport Council's Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct Policies.

Term of Office:

At the holding of the Annual General Meeting, a maximum of six Directors may be elected to a two (2) year term of office. Any Director vacancy not filled in such a manner may be filled by election of Directors to a one-year term of office.

A Director may serve a total of six (6) consecutive years of service. After six (6) consecutive years of service a director may not be re-elected or appointed for a one-year period.

Board Meetings:

Board meetings are currently scheduled from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in 2022 for Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 21, Apr 25 (AGM), May 16, June 20, and July 25.

Application Process:

As a board, we are committed to forming an equitable, diverse, and inclusive Edmonton Sport Council. As such, we encourage First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may further contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply. 

Individuals interested in putting their name forward as a candidate are requested to email a covering letter identifying their motivation to serve as a Director of the Edmonton Sport Council and what they wish to leave as a legacy of your service, along with a resume to gshelton@edmontonsport.com and fill out the Skills Matrix.

Requests for additional information and inquiries should be directed to the Executive Director, Gary Shelton, at 780-977-7674 or emailed to: gshelton@edmontonsport.com


While we appreciate all expressions of interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.