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Council Elections

2019 Council Election Results: Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4

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District 1: Counties of Essex, Kent and Lambton: 1 position

  • Dr. Deborah Hellyer was re-elected

District 2: Counties of Elgin, Huron, Middlesex, Oxford and Perth: 1 position

  • Dr. Rob Gratton was re-elected

District 3: Counties of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Wellington and Regional Municipality of Waterloo: 1 position

  • Dr. Jerry Rosenblum was re-elected

District 4: County of Brant and the regional municipalities of Haldimand-Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth and Niagara: 2 positions

  • Dr. Brenda Copps was acclaimed.
  • Dr. Ian Preyra was acclaimed.

Congratulations to all the re-elected and acclaimed Council members and thank you to all the candidates who ran in the 2019 Council elections!

The Council

The Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is the governing body for more than 33,000 physicians practicing in Ontario.  The Council sets the direction for the regulation of the medical profession in Ontario by establishing the goals, objectives and policies of the CPSO according to the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).

The RHPA, which is the governing legislation for the Council, stipulates that the Council must consist of 32 to 34 members.  The Council is composed of:

  • 16 elected physicians from districts across the province;
  • 3 academic physicians selected by their peers; and
  • 13-15 members of the public who are appointed by the provincial government.

Council meetings are open to the public and are a great way to learn more about the important work of the Council.  To learn more about the Council, or to attend a meeting, please email [email protected].

The Role of Council Members

Council members are responsible for serving and acting in the public interest.  Council members contribute to the regulation of the medical profession by:

  • sharing ideas and perspectives to help shape the strategic direction of the CPSO
  • making decisions about standards of practice, professional conduct, competencies for entry-to-practice and continuing professional development
  • engaging with physicians, patients and system partners to foster effective relationships in support of a connected health care system

To accomplish these actions, Council members attend four Council meetings each year, and each Council member serves on at least one Committee. Visit the Committees section of our website for more information.