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Become a Professional Committee Appointee

Get Involved with Governance at the College

Occupational therapists can get involved with governance and health regulation at the College by becoming a Professional Committee Appointee.

Professional Committee Appointees at the College are registered occupational therapists who serve on our Committees and are not a member of the Board. They are engaged professionals 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 1 registrant  to become a Professional Committee Appointee and join our new Nominations Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a member of the Nominations Committee, you 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 Professional Committee Appointees are taken from the College Bylaws

A Professional Committee appointee is eligible for appointment to a committee of
the College as a Professional Committee 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:

a. they practise occupational therapy in Ontario or reside in Ontario;
b. they have completed the required orientation program.

A Registrant is eligible for election to the Board in an electoral district if, on the date of the deadline for nomination:

c. they have completed the College’s orientation program;
d. they are not the subject of any disciplinary or incapacity proceedings by a body that governs a profession, inside or outside Ontario;
e. their certificate of registration has not been revoked or suspended, inside or outside of Ontario in the six years preceding the date of nomination as a result of a professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity proceeding;
f. their certificate of registration is not subject to any order, direction, or term, condition, or limitation imposed by a panel of the Discipline Committee, Fitness to Practise Committee or Quality Assurance Committee or by a similar committee of a body that governs a profession, inside or outside of Ontario;
g. a period of at least six years has elapsed since they complied with all aspects of any order imposed by a Discipline or Fitness to Practice Committee or by a similar committee of a body that governs a profession, inside or outside of Ontario;
h. they have not been disqualified from the Board or a Committee in accordance with the bylaws in the six years preceding the date of nomination;
i. they have not at present nor has been at any time within the three years preceding the date of nomination a director, owner, board member, officer, or employee of any professional association;
j. they have not resigned from the Board in the three years preceding the date of nomination;
k. they do not have a conflict of interest to serve as a Board Director or has agreed to remove any such conflicts of interest before taking office.
l. a court or other lawful authority (unless it has been reversed on appeal or judicialreview) has not made a finding of guilt against them in respect of:

i. a criminal offence;
ii. any offence relating to the prescribing, compounding, dispensing, selling, or administering of drugs; or
iii. any offence relevant to the Registrant’s suitability to practise occupational therapy;

m. they are not subject to any existing conditions or restrictions (such as bail conditions) imposed by a court or other lawful authority that relate to or otherwise impact the Registrant’s practice;
n. they have not initiated, joined, continued, or materially contributed to a legal proceeding against the College or any Committee or representative of the College; and,
o. they have not been an employee or paid consultant of the College in the six years preceding the date of nomination.

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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