Council Elections

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

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 Stornmont, 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 9, 2018 to elect 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 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Additional forms can be obtained by calling Vanessa Clarke at (416) 967-2600 ext. 773 or 1-800-268-7096 ext. 773.

On-line voting will be open from Thursday, September 18, 2018 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Any votes/ballots received later than 4 p.m. on October 9, 2018 will be considered ineligible.

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 CPSO who are: eligible to vote in the district for which you are being nominated; not in default of payment of fees owed to the CPSO; 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. Candidates should submit a statement (400 words or fewer) about why you are running for election, to help voters get to know you better as well as the signed Conflict of Interest form.

Once we receive your completed nomination and conflict of interest forms, 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 election statements for each one. Information about each candidate, along with a corresponding photo will also be posted on our website for voters to review.

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 physicians and 13-15 members of the public who are appointed by the provincial 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