The activities of the Board include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • articulating the operating principles of the Foundation (purpose, mission, vision, strategy, policies and practices);
  • approving investment policy;
  • approving annual budget;
  • appointing Foundation executive officers and staff;
  • appointing auditors.

Up to 15 people may sit on the Canadian Rugby Foundation’s Board of Directors. Up to three are appointed by Rugby Canada; 3  appointed by the Fletcher’s Fields Limited Board; 10 are voted onto the Board by the Members (lifetime contributors of $25,000 or more). The Board may appoint additional Directors up to the maximum. A rotation of Board members will occur with the length of appointments at three years per term, renewable.

Any disbursements made from a Foundation fund must be towards activities and projects aligned with the Foundation’s object to develop and grow rugby across Canada. Responsibility for ensuring the funds are used for the purposes intended is jointly held by the Foundation and Rugby Canada, the Foundation’s primary qualified donee through which funds are disbursed to the fund sponsors such as a local rugby club.


Rick Bourne
Graham Brown
Liz Ferguson
Hans de Goede
Barry Giffen
Randy Heward
Mike Holmes (Chair)
Jim Kellett
John Lecky
Jerry Marriott
Colette McAuley
Phil Otto (Rugby Canada representative)
Spencer Robinson
Bill Webb

One Vacant FL Director

Jeff Chan (Ex-officio, Executive Director)
Jason Thomson (Ex-officio, Treasurer)


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