Board of Director Elections 2019

Notice of College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia

This notice of election is to inform all full registrants of the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (College) that two Board of Director positions will become available in June 2019.

This notice describes the role of the Board as well as Board members, and the process for nominating physical therapists for election.

Who makes up the CPTBC Board?

Pursuant to the Health Professions Act and the College Bylaws, the CPTBC Board is comprised of six elected members who must be full registrants and in good standing and, three government appointed public members.

What is the time commitment?

The term of office is three years.

The Board meets at least four times per year usually in Vancouver. Preparation is required in advance of each meeting including reading all materials and coming prepared for discussion.

What does the Board do?

The Board works collaboratively with the Registrar/CEO to achieve the strategic goals of the organization.

The Chair and Vice-Chair work with the Registrar/CEO as a team to ensure that the Board is informed about:

  • environmental issues impacting regulation
  • operational issues that impact accomplishing organizational goals
  • other timely information required for decision-making

The specific duties of the Board include:

  • establish policies to ensure the financial sustainability and operations of the College and:
    • approving the annual budget
    • approving an investment policy
    • approving fees
    • appointing auditors
  • determine the strategic direction of the College
  • appoint a Registrar who will be responsible for advising the Board on the College activities, administering the statute and implementing the goals established by the Board
  • appoint a Deputy Registrar(s) as recommended by the Registrar
  • review the College’s programs to ensure relevance, efficiency and compliance with the mandate
  • comply with the responsibilities of the Board as outlined in section 18 of the Health Professions Act including govern, control and administer the affairs of the College in accordance with the HPA, regulations and bylaws, submit annual report and host a public website
  • appoint statutory committee members
  • conduct regular evaluation of Board performance and act on results

The Board has developed a list of desired competencies.

The role of each Board member includes:

  • upholding the principles established for the Board
  • attending all meetings of the Board and giving adequate notice when attendance is not possible
  • providing input regardless of attendance on matters before the Board
  • attending CPTBC events such as the annual forum or town hall meetings
  • notifying the Chair of any real, perceived or potential conflict of interest
  • notifying the Chair if there is any reason to be removed as a Board member

The nomination and election processes are set out in the College Bylaws. The key steps are:

  • Any full registrant may nominate up to two (2) registrants for each vacant position using the form found here: Nominations Form
  • Each candidate for election must consent to the nomination using the form found here: Consent to Nominations
  • Scan and email the forms to or mail to the attention of the Registrar. The mailing address is CPTBC, #900-200 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4
  • Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on April 15, 2019.
  • Candidates will be asked to provide a photo and brief statement that outlines their background and interest in running for election to help inform voters.
  • Candidate information will be provided to all registrant eligible to vote.
  • Voting will be electronic, managed by an external third party.
  • Voting will open on April 19, 2019 and close on May 24, 2019.
  • Candidates who receive the most votes will be elected.
  • Newly elected candidates will commence office at the first meeting of the Board that follows the election, which is June 15, 2019, and must take and sign by oath or solemn affirmation, an oath of office prescribed by the Minister of Health.

Please consider if you, or someone you know, would make a good Board member and nominate someone today!

For more information please contact Dianne Millette, Registrar, at or phone (604) 742-6341.