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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. As such, 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 not to serve the interests of your organization or sector, but of the broad sport, active recreation and active living communities in Edmonton.

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 purchase, 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.

Code of Ethics and Conduct:

All ESC Board Members shall sign, recognize and follow the Board Member Code of Ethics and Conduct as set out by the Edmonton Sport Council.

Code of Conduct:

  • Members have an obligation not only to abide by the By-Laws and Policies and Procedures of the Sport Council, but also to act in a manner that evidences their commitment to the principles and intent of the By-Laws and Policies and Procedures.
  • All members should expect to be treated equitably and fairly in all matters.  Members shall not discriminate against other members by means of different, unequal or inconsistent treatment applied to individuals or segments of the members.
  • Private interests shall not provide the potential for or the appearance of an opportunity for benefit, wrongdoing or unethical conduct.  It is important to emphasize that conflict of interest relates to the potential for wrongdoing as well as to actual or intended wrongdoing.
  • Information or data entrusted to members for use in their capacity or positions shall not be disclosed or disseminated in a manner that may cause embarrassment to the Sport Council, or that betrays a trust or confidence.
  • Members shall at all times exhibit deportment that maintains the Sport Council’s reputation, and shall at no time harm or hinder the Sport Council or its ability to represent its membership.
  • No member shall harass another member by actions that include, but are not limited to, unwelcome remarks, invitations, requests, gestures or physical contact that, interfering with or creating an intimidating situation for that other member.  Harassment will be considered any such inappropriate behaviour, be it ethnic, religious or sexual in nature.
  • The interaction or involvement of members under the jurisdiction of the Sport Council shall not result in threats, intimidation or inflicted physical distress between such members, whether implied or explicit.

Conflict of Interest:

  • A Director of the Sport Council shall not permit their own interest to conflict in any way with their fiduciary responsibilities to the Sport Council.
  • A Director of the Sport Council shall not benefit directly or indirectly from any transaction with the Sport Council, unless it is to the clear advantage of the Sport Council as determined by the Board of Directors.
  • A Director of the Sport Council shall declare a conflict of interest and abstain from voting on any discussion matter relating specifically to their involvement with another sport organization, private business interest or outside non-profit organization.
  • A volunteer Director of the Sport Council shall not receive compensation for their services, except for compensation for out of pocket expenses incurred in the performance of their duties on behalf of the Sport Council.

Term of Office:

Up to three (3) Directors are being appointed who, as per the Bylaws, shall hold office until the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

Board Meetings:

Board meetings are currently scheduled from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in 2021 for Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26 (AGM), May 10, June 14, and July 19.

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 780-497-7678 or emailed to: gshelton@edmontonsport.com


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