Call For New Inquiry Committee Members

The College is looking for registrants to join the Inquiry Committee (IC).

Mandate & Inclusion

The College regulates the profession of physical therapy in the public interest to ensure the competent, safe and ethical practice of its registrants. As part of its mandate, the College investigates and resolves complaints. We know that diversity and inclusion bring valuable perspectives to the table that are necessary to make truly informed and good decisions for all members of the public.


The IC receives and reviews complaints, or other information that could give rise to an investigation, directs the investigation process, and subsequently assesses whether remedial and/or disciplinary action against a registrant is necessary to protect the public. The IC is supported by College staff and external legal counsel.


The IC is comprised of registrants and public representatives, appointed by the Board. Appointments range from one to three years, to a maximum of nine consecutive years. One cannot serve on the IC and the Discipline/Quality Assurance Committee at the same time.


Membership requires a significant time commitment. The IC currently meets as follows:

  • via Zoom, once every 4 weeks (currently, Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm); and
  • via email, approximately once a week for about an hour (dates/time vary).

However, we are looking for ways to make the workload more manageable. Members are expected to review all meeting materials in advance (often several hours), come prepared to actively participate in the committee’s discussions and keep the public interest mandate at the forefront of all decision making.


  • See the list below of “Recommended Competencies”.


Members are entitled to an honorarium (per meeting) and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.

Tech Requirements

Members meet and receive materials electronically. Therefore, members must have access to a computer or tablet and have a good working knowledge of Microsoft 365 (Outlook and SharePoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Zoom.


Submit your cover letter and resume to by July 12, 2021. Preference will be given to candidates who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • work in the private sector
  • provide service to ICBC/WSBC clients
  • focus on orthopedic conditions or pelvic health
  • are on the dry needling roster (having taken one of the currently approved courses)

Recommended Competencies

Professional Experience

Public Interest:  Experience working with a public interest-focused organization (regulatory or other public service).

Committee Experience: Experience contributing to collective decision-making.  Understanding the role of the committee versus the role of staff.

Cultural Experience:  Understanding of cultural humility and safety in the context of working with diverse populations.

Legal Knowledge or Experience:  Understanding of administrative law and the principles of natural justice.    

Environmental Knowledge

Practice Knowledge:  Understanding the practice of physiotherapy and professional expectations. 

Understanding the Public Voice:  Awareness of the issues and challenges faced by the public in accessing health services.

Personal Effectiveness

Leadership/Teamwork Skills:  Understanding the importance of teamwork to the success of the committee. Ability to recognize and value the contributions of fellow committee members and staff.  Experience in chairing committees.

Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving Skills:  Ability to apply critical thinking to assess situations and generate innovative solutions to challenges facing the committee.

Decision-Maker:  Skilled in evidence-based decision-making.  Ability to critically appraise, interpret, synthesize, weigh, evaluate and use evidence in strategic matters relevant to the inquiry process. Able to make difficult decisions. 

Personal Attributes

Commitment:  Dedicated to the organization, including Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Goals.

Communicator: Effective and active listener with the ability to express ideas, opinions, and positions clearly.

Constructive:  Relationship builder, helpful and forward-thinking.

Courageous: Willing and able to present an opposing viewpoint.

Emotionally Intelligent:  Self-aware, professional, able to manage emotions and differing opinions.

Ethical: Unwavering ethical integrity.  

Fiduciary: Willing to accept and stand behind decisions of the committee.

Independent: Independent thinker.

Lifelong Learner: Keen to learn, grow and apply learnings.

Judgement:  Able to make good judgments, based on what you have learned from your experience.

Confidentiality: Able to secure and keep the information confidential.