Council Elections

Notice of Election in Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 on Tuesday, October 13

District 6 Counties of Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and
Addington, Northumberland, Peterborough, Prince Edward and Victoria: 1 position
District 7 Counties of Dundas, Glengarry, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew, Russell and Stormont, and The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton: 2 positions
District 8 Territorial districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury and Timiskaming: 1 position
District 9 Territorial districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay: 1 position

An election will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 for the purpose of electing Council representatives to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9.

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 25, 2015.

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.

Eligible voters will receive additional information about the voting process in the election mailing.

On-line voting will be open from Thursday, September 17 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13. Any votes/ballots received later than 4:00 p.m. on October 13, 2015 will be considered ineligible. Candidates will be notified of the results on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Nomination Process

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.

If elected, you will be required to have a criminal record check.

As part of the election process, the Registrar will mail out a letter advising eligible voters of the election, the election date, and the names of the candidates. Information about each candidate, along with a corresponding picture will 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. If you require mailing labels for campaigning to the voters in your district, you must also complete and submit a signed consent form by August 25, 2015.

About Council

Dr. Brenda CoppsThe 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 per half day, plus expenses such as travel and preparation time.

See Council and Committees