Board Of Directors Candidates 2019

The following is the list of candidates who have applied for positions within the Board of Directors for The Ontario Karate Federation. The vote for these positions will take place at the OKF AGM on Sunday September 8, 

Click on each candidates name to open their bio/campaign positions:

President 
Shivakumar Vadivelu
Ian Boyne

Vice President 
Michael Bernardo
Antonio Terra

Secretary 
Roberto Castro

Athlete’s Rep 
Alexander David 
Daniel Sanchez Griborio

Please note that according to Section 4.2 of the Bylaws, where there is one candidate for a position, they will be elected by acclimation.

AGM will take place onSunday September 8th at:  Sandman Signature Toronto Airport, 55 Reading Court Toronto ON M9W 7K7

AGM will start at 10 am (registration will start 9.30 am).

Please note this event is only open to OKF participants and members, as well as Board-invited guests.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Annual General Meeting 2019 Agenda and Nominations

The Ontario Karate Federation Board of Directors wishes to thank all of our members for your support and involvement with the organization.

Sunday September 8, 2019 is our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and we look forward to seeing many people there. We would like to stress the importance of all participants and members attending the AGM, as much has happened this year and we wish to update everyone face-to-face.

There will be discussions about upcoming projects and growth, as well as the election for 4 positions on the Board (President, Vice President, Secretary and Athlete's Representative).

The AGM will take place at: 

Sandman Signature Toronto Airport, 55 Reading Court Toronto ON M9W 7K7

AGM will start at 10 am (registration will start 9.30 am).

The following documents are available for download:
AGM Agenda
Letter from Board of Directors (contains official announcement of candidates and membership proposal) 

Please note this event is only open to OKF participants and members, as well as Board-invited guests.

We look forward to seeing you there.

OKF Board of Directors

Ontario Winter Games 2020

The Ontario Winter Games 2020 will take place from Thursday February 27 to Saturday February 29, 2020 at the East Bayfield Recreation Centre in Barrie, Ontario (80 Livingstone St E, Barrie, L4M 6X9).

The following age divisions will presented for individual Kata and Kumite (no team divisions):
12-13 years
14-15 years
16-17 years

Included in the Games will be Kumite seminar/camp.

Athletes will be selected from Elite Selection Tournaments 2 & 3.

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): 

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/types-criminal-background-checks

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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