Ontario Curling Council Seeks Independent Councillor

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is the Provincial Sport Organization for amateur curling in Ontario. The OCC works collaboratively with its members CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association to deliver programs, services and competitions for recreational and competitive curlers throughout the province.

The Ontario Curling Council (Board of Directors) is seeking nominations for one Independent Councillor Position, for a three-year term. The Independent Councillor will be elected by the current Councillors who represent the membership at the Annual General Meeting to be held on June 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm ET.

Potential Independent Councillors will possess one or more of the following skills and attributes:


  1. Financial Expertise – Including but not limited to a Financial Designation (CA, CMA, CGA), lived experience.
  2. Legal Knowledge – Including but not limited to a Legal designation (LL.B)
  3. Professional qualifications (MD, PhD, MBA, Sport Science)
  4. Personnel Management – (Human Resources)
  5. Media/Marketing/Public Relations contacts/experience
  6. Awareness of Fundraising methods, grant applications and processes
  7. Administration/Management/Investment experience
  8. Advocacy/Government Relations/contacts
  9. Organizational development/Strategic Planning experience
  10. Other skills valued by the Council:
    1. Previous non-profit board experience
    2. Knowledge of Information Technology
    3. Event Management
    4. Coaching
    5. High Performance Athlete
    6. Club Management
    7. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion



  1. Commitment and capacity (time, energy, expertise) to fulfill the commitment as a Councillor – Council meets approximately 6-8 times per year by video, occasional (once per two year) in-person meetings. Occasional Committee work as required by the Council.
  2. Knowledge about roles and responsibilities of a Councillor, Council and Staff
  3. Experience in formulating policy
  4. Experience in thinking strategically
  5. Knowledge about the community of sport, not necessarily curling specific
  6. Ability to identify principal business risks and ensure implementation of appropriate systems to manage those risks
  7. Knowledge of organizational performance mechanisms and ability to monitor, evaluate and report Involvement and/or awareness of the sport of curling including its presence in the community locally, provincially and/or nationally
  8. Technical expertise in the sport of curling, being high performance coaching or competitive play
  9. Ethical and values-based behaviour
  10. Representative of client population (athlete, Coach, Official, Volunteer, Ice Technician, etc.)
  11. Other attributes valued by the Council

All applicants must reside in the province of Ontario.

The Ontario Curling Council values diversity in the workplace because it allows us to better understand and meet the needs of our members and the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience and is essential to our success as an organization. We want to ensure every applicant is treated fairly and with respect regarding race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or disability. If you are an applicant with a disability and would like someone to contact you about individualized application support, email us at occ@ontcurl.com.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a resume outlining relevant skills and experience by June 1, 2024 to “Nominations Committee” via David Cutler, Councillor at dave.cutler@curlnoca.ca .

The Nominations Committee may request an interview and references. The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record check and complete Safe Sport training (organization paid) upon election.

Questions may be directed to David Cutler, Councillor (dave.cutler@curlnoca.ca) or Jennifer Ferris, Manager, Programs and Operations (jennifer@ontcurl.com or 289-527-0352).


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