SC Director – Role & Responsibilities


  • Directors act as leaders and stewards of the association.


  • Directors are elected by the membership to the Board.
  • The term of office of Directors elected to the Board shall be three (3) calendar years commencing immediately after the election and expiring on the date of the next election.
  • Directors shall not be elected to serve more than three (3) consecutive three-year-terms, but shall otherwise be eligible for re-election.


  • Attend Board Meetings and the Annual General Meeting.
  • Serve on at least one standing or special committee.
  • Commit to the effective operation of the association.
  • Be informed of the services provided by Standardbred Canada.
  • Access to electronic means of communication with the association.
  • Be aware of any conflict of interest that may affect the association.
  • Be informed of the state of the industry.
  • Work in good faith with other Directors and Management in pursuit of the association’s goals.
  • Respect the principles of confidentiality, sensitive financial information and personnel matters.


  • Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board.
  • Take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies and other Board matters.
  • Approve policy and other recommendations received by the Board, its committees and Management.
  • Monitor all Board and association policies.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Standardbred Canada through a regular review of its programs and services.
  • Approve amendments to the By-Laws and recommend ratification by the general membership.
  • Approve regulations that supplement the association’s By-Laws.
  • Approve the Strategic Plan.
  • Approve the annual operating budget.
  • Promote Standardbred Canada membership through attendance at industry functions, networking, etc.
  • Seek potential candidates for nomination in the election of Director process.
  • Participate in a performance evaluation of each Board meeting as a Board and as an individual Director.