Opportunities available


Opportunities available

Badminton Canada is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to engage in leadership roles.

About Badminton Canada 

Badminton Canada is the governing body of the sport in the country. Badminton Canada’s more than 60,000 licensed players includes athletes, coaches and officials from the grassroots to elite levels. Badminton Canada supports athletes in reaching the Olympic and Paralympic podium, and inspire any Canadian who just want to discover one of the most played sports in the world. We are striving to support our members (the Provincial and Territorial partners) achieve excellence and striving for performance success in activities, all within a safe and welcoming environment. Badminton Canada is a national organization, not-for-profit, dedicated to creating a culture of promoting excellence in the sport. Our team of dedicated professionals are committed to the same expectation we have of our athletes and coaches who represent us: being the best, whether it’s on court, in the training environment or in the offices and boardroom.  

About the Position 

Badminton Canada is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to engage in leadership roles. Opportunities are available for individuals to sit on our Board of Directors and be involved with the various standing and planned committees that help shape and direct our strategic direction, governance and ensure the organization operates within the requirements of the Sport Governance Code.  If you are interested in being a part of creating the future of badminton in Canada, please consider applying for the Board positions outlined in this document. If you don’t see anything that suits you, but still want to be involved please do not hesitate to contact us, as there are many ways you can get involved.  We look forward to hearing from professionals, leaders and Canadian sport champions. 

Badminton Canada Vision 

Canadians unified AS ONE to grow the sport of Badminton at all levels in Canada and to challenge the world in our sport. 

Badminton Canada Mission 

To inspire, promote, govern and develop exceptional Badminton experiences in Canada and lead a world class Canadian Badminton sport system. 

Badminton Canada Values 

Badminton Canada recognizes the following principles to guide our decisions, policies and practices: 

Enjoyment - Participation in all aspects of badminton (competition, volunteering, coaching, as a fan etc.) should be an enjoyable and life enhancing experience. 

Excellence - Striving to support all people to achieve their personal level of excellence and strive for professional excellence in all of its activities. 

Trust - Acting in an open and honest manner that creates trust in all of our relationships. 

Respect - Creating an environment that recognizes and encourages the views, roles and contributions of everyone. 

Genuine Collaboration - Using the expertise, knowledge and input of all of our membership and partners to strengthen the programs, events and ideals that we stand for. 

Transparency - Clearly outlining and reporting all of our activities and keeping an open and honest flow of communication to our membership. 

Accountability - Creating policies and procedures that define how we conduct ourselves and work with our membership and communicating that information to everyone.  

Inclusiveness/Equal Opportunities - Participation in our activities should encourage and be open to anyone who wants to get involved. 

Positions: Member of the Board of Directors 

Description and Expectations 


To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Badminton Canada so as to support the organization’s mission and governance.  

*Major Responsibilities: 

Organizational leadership and advisement 

Organization of the board of directors, officers, and committees 

Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures  

Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget 

Oversight of program planning and evaluation 

Personnel evaluation and staff development 

Review of organizational and programmatic reports 

Promotion of the organization 

Fundraising and outreach 

Represent the organization 

*Members of the Board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of Badminton Canada. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and with the best interest of Badminton Canada.  

Length of term:  

Two years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of five consecutive terms, as per the organization’s bylaws, unless approved by special resolution. 

Meetings and time commitment:  

Board of Directors members will be expected to commit to a maximum of two face-to-face meetings per year pending their respective work agendas. 

Board members are asked to attend additional virtual meetings (approx. 6 additional meetings), through the year to maintain contact and remain current on organizational activities 

Board members are asked to attend no more than two special events or meetings per year, as they are determined.  

Expectations of board members:  

Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able. 

Participate on a standing committee of the board and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary. 

Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by Badminton Canada’s mission, objectives, and programs. 

Help communicate and promote Badminton Canada’s mission and programs to the community. 

Become familiar with Badminton Canada’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs. 

Understand the policies and procedures of Badminton Canada. 

Potential Directors should have one or more of the following skills: 

Accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA) 

Legal designation (LL.B.) 

Professional qualifications (MD, PhD, MBA, Sport Science) 

Personnel Management (Human Resource Professional designation) 

Media/Marketing/Public Relations contacts/experience 

Fundraising and funding source contacts 

Administration/Management experience 

Government relations/contacts 

Organizational development/Strategic planning experience 

Board Composition and positions:  

As per the By-Laws of badminton the board consists of the following positions: 





Athlete Representative 

Five (5) Directors at Large 

The following positions are up for election in 2024: 

Vice President 


Athlete Representative 

3 Director at Large 

Position Descriptions: 

The President is the Chairperson of the Board of the Corporation and of the Board of Directors.  The President shall appoint all Committees not otherwise provided for in this By-law and shall ensure that all officers, all Committees and employees of the Association perform their duties.  The President shall also lead the long-term planning of the Corporation.  The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. 

The Vice President will support and assist the President in all duties and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board. 

The Treasurer will keep proper accounting records as required by the Act; will cause to be deposited all monies received by the Corporation in the Corporation’s bank account; will supervise the management and the disbursement of funds of the Corporation; when required will provide the Board with an account of financial transactions and the financial position of the Corporation; will prepare annual budgets; and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board. 

The Secretary will be responsible for the documentation of all amendments to the Corporation’s Constitution and Bylaws, will ensure that all official documents and records of the Corporation are properly kept, cause to be recorded the minutes of all meetings of Members, Board of Directors and Committees of the Corporation; keep an up-to-date list of registered members, and will perform such other duties as may from time to time be established by the Board.  The Secretary shall have custody of the seal of the Corporation. 

The Athlete Representative shall be a current or former (retired within the last eight years) national level athlete. They will share an athlete perspective on the Board of Directors while representing and supporting the organizations interests. 

Directors At Large will engage in activities as determined by the Board as a whole. Some of the common areas that Directors at Large are involved in include High Performance, Officials, Coaching, Fundraising, Marketing and Events.  

Nomination Process: 

Any individual who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, who has the time, energy, and expertise to fulfill the commitment as a Director, who meets one or more of the required skills, who has the power under law to contract and who is a member of the Corporation in good standing may be nominated for election as a Director. Nominations must be supported by a voting members or the Board of Directors of Badminton Canada. 

Applications should include the following: 

Completed Board of Directors application document (appendix A

Cover letter and resume of nominee 

All applications/nominations must be received by the Badminton Canada Office no later than July 15, 2024.   


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