CHRHF –  Call for Director At Large Candidates

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is currently seeking applications to fill the position of Director at Large on the organization’s Board.

Founded in 1976, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame honours the best in Standardbred and Thoroughbred horse racing for lifetime achievement. To date over 500 people and horses have been recognized for their significant contribution to the sport across the country and internationally.

A Registered Canadian charity, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors consists of 12 volunteer board members, the majority of which represent industry organizations, as defined in the CHRHF’s bylaws.  One position on the board is designated as a Director at Large.

This is a volunteer position geared to someone who has both a strong business background and an interest and knowledge of the history of the sport of Canadian horse racing.  Previous work with registered Canadian Charities or previous board experience would be beneficial.  Additional eligibility for the position include the following:


A Director

  1. Must be an individual
  2. Must be at least eighteen (18) years old
  3. May not have been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country
  4. May not have the status of a bankrupt
  5. May not be an ineligible individual as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Duties of board members include oversight of the following areas:

  • Financial direction and goals
  • Strategic direction of the organization
  • Review and appointment of all members of Nomination and Election Committees
  • Nomination and Election criteria and guideline revisions
  • Organization governance

Board meetings are usually held in Toronto semi-annually (April and October) with board members being nominated and elected annually.  Additional meetings may be convened as issues dictate.  Conference call access to meetings is offered.

Interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest including a biography and list of relevant qualifications (maximum one page in length) based on the above criteria, to by April 17, 2020.

All submissions received will be made available to the current Board of Directors at the 2020 AGM, at which time a vote will be held to determine the candidate appointed to the board.

Additional information about the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame may be found at