Council Elections

Notice of Election in Districts 5 and 10 on October 10th

District 5: County of Simcoe; the District Municipality of Muskoka and the regional municipalities of Durham, Peel and York: 2 positions

District 10: City of Toronto: 4 positions

An election will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 for the purpose of electing Council representatives to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for Districts 5 and 10.

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 22, 2017.

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 19 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. Any votes/ballots received later than 4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2017 will be considered ineligible. Candidates will be notified of the results on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

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, contained in the Candidate Information Guide.

Every newly elected Council member is 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 of 400 words or less about why you are running for election, to help voters get to know you better.

Role of Council Members

Council members are elected to protect and serve the public interest. When elected to Council, Council members must bear in mind the tenets of medical regulation, and the College’s commitment to acting first and foremost in the interest of the public.

About Council

Dr. Carol LeetThe 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 terms (nine consecutive years).

Council meetings: Four per year.

Committees: Each Council member is appointed to at least one committee. Time commitments vary by committee.

See Council and Committees

Should you have any questions, please contact Tanya Terzis at (416) 967-2600 ext. 545 or 1-800-268-7096 ext. 545.