Nominations for OKF Board Of Directors

The Nominations Committee of the Ontario Karate Federation is accepting applications and nominations to serve on the OKF Board of Directors. 

At the September 8, 2019 Annual General Meeting, there will be four positions on the Board of Directors available to be filled. Specifically, the positions are President, Vice President, Secretary and Athlete’s Representative

At this Annual General Meeting the positions of President and Athletes’ Representative will be elected for their full three-year term. As previously announced, the Secretary position will be elected for a two-year-term and the Vice-President position will be elected for a one-year term.

Interested applicants or nominees should review the OKF Bylaws as well as the Nominations Policy to determine if they are qualified to apply or be nominated. As well, you should review the duties and responsibilities of the Board to ensure you can commit to these standards and practices. Then, interested candidates or nominees should complete the application package, which can be found by clicking on the link below. 

The application package consists of an Application; a Criminal Record Check Consent Form; and a Criminal Record Check. 

Please note that the Criminal Record Check is mandatory as the OKF Nominations Policy, pursuant to 4.1 of the OKF Bylaws, state:

“The nominee shall not have been found guilty of a crime involving violence, sex, fraud, a hate crime or any other offense that the Nominations Committee deems to potentially bring the OKF into disrepute;” 

Applicants and nominees shall visit the following link of the RCMP to review the protocols and means of obtaining a criminal record (actual criminal record check can be done through your local Police Service):

All criminal background checks shall be completed by each candidate by the closing date. However, any candidate who has not received back their criminal background check results from the RCMP, but who applied prior to the closing date, may submit the receipt evidencing that they applied before the closing date and the Nominations Committee can accept that, on the condition that the results of the criminal background check are submitted to the committee prior to the Annual Meeting where the election shall be held. In the spirit of flexibility, and in the extremely unlikely event that a candidate submitted to a criminal background check with the RCMP, submits a receipt and does not have the results by the time of the election, that person may still seek the position on the condition that they submit the results once they are received. If that person is elected, they will conditionally hold the position until the results are received and submitted to the Nominations Committee. Until that time, that individual may attend meetings of the Board, but cannot vote on any matters. If the results of the criminal background check reveal a criminal conviction that precludes the individual from holding office, that person shall be removed and the individual with the second highest votes for the position shall take their place. 

The window for submission of complete applications shall open on July 15, 20119 and close on July 31, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon). Applications received after noon EDT on July 31, 2019 shall not be considered under any circumstance, so please submit your application by the closing date to be considered.

You can download the complete Nomination Package which includes policy and terms of reference.

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