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Election Notice to CPSO Members in Districts 5 & 10

An election will be held from Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to Wednesday, April 19, 2023 to elect Council representatives to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Positions Open for Election

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

District 10: 4 positions
Composed of the City of Toronto

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If you are interested in running for election to Council, please submit a nomination package by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to run, you must either:

  • primarily practise in the district in which you wish to run; or
  • reside in the district in which you wish to run (for those who no longer practice).  

In addition to your passion for making a positive difference in how the medical profession is regulated, we are looking for physicians who:

  • show a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to help shape the future of medical regulation;
  • demonstrate leadership skills and a solid understanding of the health care system; and
  • are committed to acting solely in the best interest of the public.

CPSO has made a commitment to examine how we, as an organization, can better fulfill our mandate through bringing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to our processes and policies. CPSO is seeking nominations from physicians who can bring a broad range of skills and perspectives to the Council’s work.

Please refer to the full list of eligibility requirements in Section 13 of our General By-Laws.

Here are the important dates you need to know:

  • February 24, 2023 — Nominees must have completed an orientation session and submit a completed nomination package by 4 p.m.
  • March 29, 2023 — Online voting polls open at 7 a.m.
  • April 19, 2023 — Online voting polls close at 4 p.m. 

Next Steps

  1. Complete an orientation prior to submitting your nomination package. To access the orientation materials, please contact [email protected].
  2. Prepare and submit your nomination package which includes:
    • A completed nomination form;
    • A current resume;
    • A nomination statement that briefly explains why you are running for election and highlights what skills and diversity attributes you would bring to Council (no more than 300 words); 
    • Signed conflict of interest form;
    • A current headshot (1024x1024 pixels).
  3. Familiarize yourself with CPSO’s By-Laws, and Declaration of Adherence

Please submit completed nomination packages to [email protected] or online by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023.

For more information about running for Council, please send an email to [email protected].

“Looking for an opportunity to influence the practice of medicine in Ontario? Consider running for CPSO Council. This is an extraordinary time in the history of health care in Ontario. It is an important time to be involved in medical regulation influencing policy changes, licensing issues, and practice standards. 

Join a group of dynamic and engaged public and physician Council members to achieve our vision of “trusted doctors providing great care!”

— Dr. Robert Gratton, President

Council Member Skills and Competencies

CPSO seeks physicians who can bring a broad range of skills and perspectives to the Council’s work. To ensure that the Council can successfully execute its strategic objectives, Council members are expected to have a number of skills, attributes and behavioural competencies which are outlined below.

Diversity Attributes

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

Technical Skills

  • Financial Literacy
  • Governance
  • Knowledge of Anti-racism and Anti-oppression
  • Legal and Fiduciary Knowledge
  • Technological Proficiency
  • French
  • Health Systems Knowledge
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Policy Development

Behavioural Competencies

  • Continuous Learning
  • Creativity
  • Effective Communication
  • Planning & Initiative
  • Relationship Building
  • Results Oriented
  • Stakeholder Focused
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Teamwork

Additional Information

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].