Upcoming Vacancies on the Board of Directors

CPA members are advised of and invited to apply for upcoming director and officer vacancies on the Board of Directors:

  • Director, British Columbia and office of President-Elect
  • Director, Ontario
  • Director, New Brunswick
  • Director, Prince Edward Island
  • Director-in-Training

The CPA seeks and encourages applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity and demography of the psychiatrist population with sensitivity to gender, age, race/ethnicity, Indigeneity, cultural background, language, sexual identity and disability. Applications for all positions close Apr. 1, 2024 at midnight PT.

With the exception of Directors-in-Training, who serve a two-year term (non-renewable), directors serve a term of three years, or as otherwise determined by members, renewable once for a maximum of six consecutive years. The term for the office of President-Elect is one year, non-renewable. All directors assume their positions following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which their election is ratified by members.

Drs. Vijay Seethapathy (British Columbia), Sanjay Siddhartha (New Brunswick) and Tanya Gallant (Prince Edward Island) are each eligible for second three-year terms. Dr. Chaimowitz (Ontario) is eligible for one additional director term of two years for the purpose of completing his term as Secretary-Treasurer.


To be eligible for any position, at the time of application and throughout their terms of office, candidates shall be members of the CPA in good standing as defined by sections 3.01 and 3.03 of the bylaws. In addition:

  • Provincial director applicants shall reside in the province. If it is also the province’s turn in the established rotation for President-Elect, applicants for provincial director must be willing and not otherwise ineligible to serve in the office of President-Elect.
  • In accordance with governance policy, the Chair-Elect of the Members-in-Training Subcommittee will be put forward as the candidate for director-in-training.

If more than one qualified application is received for a director position, the CPA will hold an election among members to identify a single candidate in accordance with the Elections Policy.

How to Apply

Candidates for the office of President-Elect and director, British Columbia, are asked to submit a 500-word statement of interest and 10-page curriculum vitae along with a declaration of conflicts of interest.

All other candidates need to provide a 250-word statement of interest and short biography (250 words maximum) along with a declaration regarding conflicts of interest.

* Applications sent by email, fax or mail, will not be accepted.