Notice of Election in Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Tuesday, October 11
Counties of Essex, Kent and Lambton: 1 position
Counties of Elgin, Huron, Middlesex, Oxford and Perth:
Counties of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Wellington and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo: 1 position
County of Brant and the regional municipalities of Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton- Wentworth and Niagara: 2 positions
An election will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 for the purpose of electing Council representatives to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Members interested in becoming candidates must submit their nomination and conflict of interest forms to the Registrar no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
The nomination form must bear the signature and registration numbers of at least five members who are: eligible to vote in the district for which you are being nominated; not in default of payment of fees owed to the College; and who have a license that is not under suspension or revoked. It is recommended that seven nominators be provided in the event that a nominator does not meet these criteria. You can download the candidate nomination and conflict of interest forms here. Additional forms can be obtained by calling Tanya Terzis at (416) 967-2600 ext. 545 or 1-800-268-7096 ext. 545.
On-line voting will be open from Thursday, September 20 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11. Any votes/ballots received later than 4 p.m. on October 11, 2016 will be considered ineligible. Candidates will be notified of the results on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Council members are elected to protect and serve the public interest. When considering running for Council, you should bear in mind the tenets of medical regulation, and the College’s commitment to acting first and foremost in the interest of the public.
To stand for election, you must be nominated by five members of the College who are: eligible to vote in the district for which you are being nominated; not in default of payment of fees owed to the College; and who have a license that is not under suspension or revoked. We recommend that you provide seven nominators to prevent delays if any of your nominators do not meet these criteria.
Once we receive your completed nomination form and conflict of interest form, we will send you additional information about the election process, contained in the Candidate Information Guide.
If elected, you will be required to have a criminal record check.
As part of the election process, eligible voters will receive an email with a link to their ballot. The ballot contains the names of the candidates and along with election statements for each candidate. Information about each candidate, along with a corresponding picture will also be posted on our website for voters to review. Candidates should submit a short biography and a statement about why you are running for election, to help voters get to know you better.
The Council is the governing body of the College. The Regulated Health Professions Act stipulates that it consist of at least 32 and no more than 34 members. Council is composed of 16 elected physicians, three academic physician representatives and 13-15 members of the public who are appointed by government.
Term of office: Maximum three years for elected physician members. Councillors may not serve more than three consecutive three-year terms.
Council meetings: Four or five per year.
Committees: Each Council member is appointed to one or more committees. Time commitments vary by committee.
Payment: Fees are set in the by-laws for participation in College activities. The current rate is $457.50 per half day, plus expenses such as travel and preparation time.
See Council and Committees