BOARD OF DIRECTORS MANDATE – to be updated after the 2022 Governance review and By-law revisions
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; 10 are voted onto the Board by the Members (lifetime contributors of $25,000 or more). The Board may appoint up to 6 additional Directors. A rotation of Board members will occur with the length of appointments at three years per term, renewable. At the Oct. 3 2022 Annual General Meeting, the maximum number of Board members was waived so that 16 Directors would be permitted for the duration of their 30year terms beginning in 2022.
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.
2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pat Aldous (Vice-Chair)
Hans de Goede
Mike Holmes (Chair)
Phil Otto (Rugby Canada representative)
Jeff Chan (Ex-officio, Executive Director)
Jason Thomson (Ex-officio, Treasurer)