Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada Board of Directors

Nomination Opportunity


An athlete representative position on the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) is vacant. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Board by the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity for a mandate that will end July 2025.

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada

The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada is a not-for-profit corporation, created and governed by the Physical Activity and Sport Act, and funded by Sport Canada. Its mission is to provide the Canadian sport community with information, expertise and assistance regarding the prevention and resolution of sports-related disputes. It is proactive in dispute prevention by offering educational resources to help prevent, address and resolve conflicts quickly, minimizing jeopardy for sport organizations, teams, athletes and other members of the sport community. Where the parties involved in a sports-related dispute cannot reach a resolution on their own, the SDRCC offers a timely, cost-efficient and professional national alternative dispute resolution service. Visit for more information about the SDRCC.

The SDRCC was also mandated by the Government of Canada, on July 6, 2021, to establish an independent safe sport mechanism to implement and administer the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) at the national level:

On December 11, 2023, Minister Qualtrough signaled the intention that these programs would transition out of SDRCC. Until that transition is complete, the SDRCC remains responsible.

SDRCC Board of Directors

The SDRCC Board of Directors is comprised of 12 Directors.

General duties and tasks of Board members are:

Key areas of competencies

Selection Criteria

Directors shall be selected to collectively reflect:

In addition, Directors shall be selected to ensure that:

Eligibility factors and conditions of appointment

In their application, candidates must clearly demonstrate that they meet the following requirements:

Successful candidates must commit to:

Official languages and diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. Candidates are therefore encouraged to include in their application their ability to speak and understand their second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Black, Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQI+, and persons with a disability. Candidates can voluntarily indicate, in their cover letter, if they are a member of one or more of the groups identified above. It is not mandatory to provide this information, which will be kept for statistical purposes.

The government is committed to ensuring that its nominations for potential appointments take into consideration the desire to achieve gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity, in terms of linguistic, regional and employment equity representation.


No Director shall receive an honorarium or other remuneration from the SDRCC. However, reasonable expenses incurred by such Director in the performance of their duties may be reimbursed, including costs and expenses related to attending meetings of the Board.

How to apply

Candidates who wish to apply should provide:

  1. A cover letter to the attention of the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, outlining their skills and experience while bearing in mind the selection criteria and key areas of competency noted above;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A current letter of reference that confirms the candidate’s cover letter statements.

All applications must be received by Sport Canada no later than midnight (Pacific time) on May 2, 2024. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the application is received. Applications received after the deadline will not be submitted for consideration.

Cover letter, curriculum vitae and letter of reference must be sent in confidence to:

By email:


Information sent by email is not protected. Please ensure sensitive personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number and birthdate are not included in your application.

Documents received after the deadline will not be accepted. All documents may be submitted in either French or English.

Results of the selection process will be sent to all candidates at the email address provided on their application.

Privacy Notice Statement

The personal information you provide on this application is collected for nominations for potential ministerial appointment purposes. This information may also be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates and for statistical reporting on diversity and employment equity. The information is collected under the authority of paragraph 4(2)(d) of the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and uses of this personal information is described in Standard Personal Information Bank PSU 919 - Members of Boards, Committees and Councils.

Your personal information is protected under the provisions of the federal Privacy Act. Under this Act, you have the right to access your personal information and request changes to incorrect information. If you wish to avail yourself of this right or require clarification about this Privacy Notice Statement, contact by email the Director of Access to Information and Privacy, Canadian Heritage. For further details on requests for access or correction, please consult the Info Source publication.

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