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Committee Members

Bring Your Skills to the Table

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You are invited to contribute your knowledge, skills, and expertise by participating on a Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

CPSO Committees help carry out the core functions of the CPSO as set out in legislation, by-laws, and in alignment with the Strategic Plan.

Physicians are recruited each year for committee vacancies for three-year terms with the possibility of re-appointment. As part of CPSO’s ongoing work to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, it is looking to recruit qualified candidates who are representatives of Ontario’s diverse population.

We are looking for physicians in current practice with the following qualifications:

  • Anesthesiologists;
  • Family Medicine practitioners;
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology specialists;
  • Ophthalmologists;
  • Plastic Surgeons;
  • Psychiatrists (community-based, outside of the Greater Toronto Area); and
  • Surgeons.

The deadline for this initial call for applications is Friday, May 28, 2021.

Skills and Qualifications

CPSO is interested in physicians who can contribute a broad range of attributes and technical skills to meet the needs of the Committee. Individual Committee members are not expected to possess all of the diversity attributes and technical skills; Committee Chairs will work towards achieving an appropriate composition of Committee members based on the requirements of the Committee.

For further details regarding the diversity attributes, technical skills and behavior competencies, please refer to the Committee Profile.

Diversity Attributes

  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Indigenous
  • Gender
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Practice Setting
  • Practice Specialty

Technical Skills

  • Financial Literacy
  • French
  • Governance
  • Health Systems Knowledge
  • Human Resources
  • Knowledge of Anti-racism and Anti-oppression
  • Leadership (including leading Committees and Panels)
  • Legal and Fiduciary Knowledge
  • Policy Development
  • Technological Proficiency
  • Specialized knowledge in the following areas:
    • Administrative Law principles and medical terminology
    • Ethical decision-making
    • Review of peer and practice assessment reports
    • Canadian Medical Education System
    • Sexual abuse, trauma-informed care/services, and therapies to address trauma/PTSD

Committee Eligibility and Member Expectations

How to Apply for CPSO Committee Work

To apply for Committee work, please submit an application which includes the following:

  1. A Cover Letter (maximum 250 words)
    • Describe your skills/expertise and specialty and highlight the diversity attributes and technical skills that you would contribute to CPSO Committees as outlined above.
  2. A Current Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5 pages)

Send the above information to [email protected]. Please indicate “Application for CPSO Committee, CPSO # XXXXXX” in the subject line.

Candidate Selection

If you are selected as a candidate for a Committee vacancy, you will be contacted by a member of the Governance Office staff to discuss next steps in the recruitment process. This may include an interview with Committee Chairs.

We thank all physicians for their interest; however, only applicants who are selected as candidates for a Committee vacancy will be contacted.

CPSO is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We strive to ensure that our Committees reflect the diversity of the population of Ontario among its members. We welcome applications from members of equity-seeking groups.

Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, people with diverse sexual orientations and/or gender identities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized communities, and members of official language minority communities. You can voluntarily indicate in your cover letter, if you are a member of one or more of the groups identified above. Please note that it is not mandatory to provide this information.

If you wish to request accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise us and we will work with you to meet your requirements.