Call for Nominations – Deadline is Apr. 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET

The CPA is seeking members in good standing for vacancies on its Board of Directors, as well as on various committees. The application deadline for all positions is Apr. 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

The CPA encourages applications from qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Board of Directors

  • The office of President-Elect (2021-2022), which is open to members in Ontario.
  • Four director positions representing the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
  • A director-in-training position for a resident. In accordance with governance policy, the Members-in-Training Subcommittee will put forward a candidate for ratification at the AGM.

The term for each director position is three years, or as determined by the Board. The president-elect serves a one-year term. If multiple applications are received for any single position, CPA will hold an election in accordance with its governance policy to identify a single candidate whose name will go forward for ratification at the AGM.

Director candidates must be members of the CPA in good standing as defined by sections 3.01 and 3.03 of the CPA’s bylaws, and remain so throughout their tenure on the Board. Candidates for the office of President-Elect must reside in the province of Ontario, and per section 7.02(c) of the bylaws, must also be a director. All Board members must also agree to abide by the prevailing Volunteer Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Candidates for President-Elect need to submit a 500-word statement of interest and provide a copy of their CV (10 pages maximum).

All other candidates need to provide a 250-word statement of interest and 250-word biography.

Apply online for Board vacancies (applications sent by email, fax or mail will not be accepted)

Committee Vacancies

Leadership Positions

  • Chair, Professional Standards and Practice (PSP) Committee: Ideal candidates have experience and/or familiarity with 1) professional standards for psychiatrists at the provincial and/or national level, 2) development of guidelines and position papers, and/or 3) not-for-profit corporation governance. Dr. Alison Freeland is eligible for reappointment for a second term.
  • Chair, Public Policy Committee: Ideal candidates are familiar with governmental decision-making processes and/or have knowledge of mental health public policy issues. Dr. Manon Charbonneau is eligible for reappointment for a second term.

Committee Member Positions

  • Collaborative Working Group on Shared Mental Health Care: There are three positions available representing the Western provinces (i.e., BC, AB, SK or MB), Quebec and the Atlantic. Dr. Erin Burrell is eligible for reappointment for an additional term. Appointments will be based on relevant experience, needed expertise, availability and interest.
  • Early Career Psychiatrist Working Group: There are three positions available representing the Prairies and the Atlantic as well as a member-at-large. Appointments will be based on relevant experience, needed expertise, availability and interest.
  • Education Committee: Candidates should have expertise in the transmission of educational knowledge and its evaluation, and past service on a volunteer board or committee would be assets. There are two positions representing the Prairies and Quebec.
  • Professional Standards and Practice (PSP) Committee: Ideal candidates are aware of provincial regulatory standards, and past service on a volunteer board or committee would be assets. There is one position representing the Prairies.
  • Public Policy Committee: Ideal candidates are familiar with governmental decision-making processes and/or have knowledge of mental health public policy issues. There are four vacancies available. Drs. Pierre Beausésjour, Gail Beck and Renuka Prasad are each eligible for reappointment for a second term.

The term for each position is three years, or as determined by the Board, renewable once (with the exception of the ECP Working Group, where the term is not renewable). Committees generally meet at least quarterly by teleconference, and may also meet face-to-face once a year.

Candidates must be members of the CPA in good standing as defined by sections 3.01 and 3.03 of the bylaws, and remain so throughout their tenure on a committee. Candidates for the ECP Working Group must be in their first five years of practice following certification in psychiatry or a psychiatry subspecialty. All committee members must also agree to abide by the prevailing Volunteer Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Applicants are asked to submit a brief (250 words maximum) statement of interest along with an updated copy of their CV (10 pages maximum).

Apply online for committee vacancies (applications sent by email, fax or mail will not be accepted)