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Become a Community Appointee

Get Involved with Governance at the College

Members of the public can get involved with governance at the College by becoming a Community Appointee.

Community Appointees at the College are members of the public who serve on our Committees and are neither a Director nor a registrant. They are engaged community members who make valuable contributions and help regulate occupational therapy in Ontario.

Current Opportunities

Positions are available for the following:

Nominations Committee

The College is recruiting 2 members of the public to become Community Appointees and join our new Nominations Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

Members of the Nominations Committee will...

  • Assist the Board of Directors in ensuring the Board and Committees have members with the necessary competencies and attributes to enable them to fulfill their roles and public protection mandate.
  • Recommend Board candidates for appointment and re-appointment to Committees.
  • Fulfill specific roles related to the election of officers and Executive Committee. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Calling for nominations and reviewing the Board member nomination forms.
    • Requesting a candidate statement from each individual standing for election.
    • Communicating the completed slate to College staff for distribution at the elections meeting.

For more information, please see the terms of reference for the Nominations Committee.

Skills and Experience

The College is seeking applications from individuals with a broad range of skills, perspectives and expertise as outlined in the College’s Board Competency Framework.

We are particularly interested in individuals who possess specific skills and experiences as outlined below:

Human Resources

  • Experience and understanding of human resource management with a strong understanding of organizational structure including recruitment, assessing and succession planning.
  • Well versed in assessing the competence and character of individuals based on a set of specific requirements.

Governance Expertise

  • Understand how governance works, how committee should function, and be able to think critically about committee structures and practices.

Cross-Cultural Experience

  • Demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, including experience working with diverse teams and populations.


  • Lived experience accommodating or navigating a spectrum of physical, mental health, or cognitive abilities, the knowledge of which can enhance relevant, thoughtful discussions that protect the public.

Eligibility Requirements

The following eligibility requirements for Community Appointees are taken from the College Bylaws

12.02.1 - Community Appointees

An individual is eligible for appointment to a committee of the College as a Community Appointee or, subject to Bylaw 12.04.2 is eligible for re-appointment if, on the date of the appointment or re-appointment they meet the requirements of clauses (c) through (o) of Bylaw 5.03.1 and:

a. they reside in Ontario; and
b. they have never been a registrant;
c. they have no direct or indirect ownership interest in an occupational therapy clinic or practice; and
d. they have completed the College orientation program.

Commitments and Compensation

  • All appointments are for a three-year period commencing in July 2023.
  • Meetings are generally held during business hours virtually.
  • Community appointees are paid a pro-rated per diem of $250 based on a full-day meetings and some preparation time.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 5, 2023.

Applications will be reviewed by the Governance Committee and successful candidates will be contacted in June 2023.

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Stamatis Kefalianos, Director Regulatory Affairs at 

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