Election X in Box

Important Dates

January 17, 2024
Nominations Open

February 21, 2024
at 2:00 p.m.
Nominations Close: 
Portal closes and Candidate statements, Election Module and Values, Behaviours and Competency Assessment are due)

March 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Candidacy Withdrawal Deadline

March 13, 2024
Voting Opens

April 17, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Election Day (Polls Close)

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2024 College Council Elections

Council is the College’s governing body or board of directors, made up of Council members who are, as a collective, responsible for making decisions that best serve the public interest, protect patients and improve the quality of physiotherapists’ care in Ontario.

The College’s Council and Committees are made up of eight elected physiotherapists (PTs) from regions across the province, two academic representatives selected by their peers and seven members of the public appointed by the Government of Ontario. Physiotherapists on Council are nominated and elected by their peers and serve a three-year term. Each year, an election for College Council is held on the third Wednesday in April. In the 2024 College Council Elections, election day is April 17, 2024 and the polls close at 2:00 p.m.

Council members are involved in establishing policies to ensure that College operations reflect corporate goals and safeguard the organization’s assets. The election of Council members is an important part of physiotherapy regulation. Council members make decisions that affect how physiotherapy is practiced and regulated in Ontario, such as approving changes to entry-to-practice requirements, establishing standards of practice and conduct, and approving new programs. All Council members are required to participate in the College’s statutory Committees and may serve on task forces and working groups as well.

By participating in the election, either as a candidate or through voting, every member of the College has an opportunity to influence the future of physiotherapy practice and regulation.

The practice of physiotherapy in Ontario is self-regulating which means physiotherapists are involved in determining the rules that govern the profession, in addition to being accountable for their own behaviour. While the College oversees the rules and regulations associated with the profession, it is Council that sets the direction.

As a physiotherapist, you treat and assist numerous patients every day within your community and practice setting. As a councillor, the scope is even broader as you represent the voice and well-being of all patients and potential patients throughout the province. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the profession by helping to ensure the public interest is protected.

Eligibility Criteria to Run for the 2024 Council Elections 

You can verify your district by checking your postal code on the College website and confirm your eligibility and the eligibility of your nominators.

You cannot have been a director, officer, committee member, employee or have had a decision-making role in the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA), the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) or similar organizations with a mandate or interests that conflicts with the mandate of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario in the last 12 months.

You will be asked to sign a Council Code of Conduct, Confidentiality Agreement and Declaration of Office should you be elected. You will be required to take training in a number of areas.  

You cannot have been found guilty of professional misconduct in the last six years. 

You are required to complete an online module to learn more about the role of Council, Council members and self-regulation. This online module must be completed before the nominations deadline of February 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

You are also required to complete the Values, Behaviours and Competency Assessment before February 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. The Assessment is based on the College’s Council and Committee Competency Profile. The objective of the Competency Profile is to ensure that incoming Council members possess the foundational behaviours, attributes and skills that all Council members need to effectively engage in the work of Council.

This list is not exhaustive, please refer to the College By-laws.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements College By-laws

College Council Election: Frequently Asked Questions

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Code of Conduct

All Councillors and members of College Committees are expected to exhibit conduct that is
ethical, civil and lawful, in a manner that is consistent with the nature of the responsibilities of Council.

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Confidentiality Agreement to be signed by Council Members

Declaration of Office to be signed by Council Members