CALGARY, Alta. –
The Hockey Canada Board of Directors has announced important changes to
Hockey Canada’s leadership team. Effective immediately, it announced the
departure of chief executive officer Scott Smith. The entire Board has also
agreed to step down to make room for a new slate of directors.
An interim management committee will be put in place, which will guide the
organization until no later than a newly constituted Board appoints a new
CEO to lead the organization.
Recognizing the urgent need for new leadership and perspectives, the entire
Board of Directors announced it will step aside and pursuant to Hockey
Canada’s By-Laws, the Board will ask its Members to select a new slate of
directors by no later than the forthcoming virtual election scheduled for
December 17, 2022. The Board will not seek re-election and will fulfil its
fiduciary duties until such time as a new Board is elected.
Hockey Canada is seeking board candidates to shape the future of the
organization. We encourage qualified individuals to respond to the call for
nominations issued by the independent Nominating Committee last week.
The interim Management Committee will focus on day-to-day operations and
ensure progress on the implementation of Hockey Canada’s Action Plan,
including reviewing and working with the Board and Members towards the full
implementation of the independent governance review recommendations from
The Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C., former Supreme Court Justice as well
as working to facilitate the effective transition to a new CEO and Board.
Hockey Canada will continue to provide public updates on these important
changes as well as the continued work towards implementing its ongoing