Note: An election is underway from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018. Members who are seeking more information on the 2018 elections are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
When are College of Midwives elections?
Members are able to elect new professional representatives to Council in June of each year. At least ninety days before the date of an election, the Registrar shall notify every Member of the date of the election, and of the nomination procedure including the deadline for returning nominations to the College. The nomination of a candidate for election as a member of the Council shall be in writing and shall be received by the Registrar at least sixty days before the date of the election, according to the College’s General by-law
Who can run?
Any member in good standing can run for election, with some restrictions. The College’s by-law includes all of the eligibility criteria and a detailed description of the process.
Why should I consider running?
The practice of midwifery in Ontario is self-regulating, which means that midwives are involved in determining the rules that govern the profession. As a Council member, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the profession by helping to ensure that the public interest is protected. Your role on council will be to act as the voice of clients and members of the public in Ontario.
What is the time commitment?
As a Council member, you will be required to attend four, two-day meetings per year in Toronto. Dates are set well in advance taking into account members’ availability. All Council members are also required to participate in at least one statutory committee. Committee meetings are held as teleconferences, wherever possible. In addition to attendance at meetings, Council members are required to prepare for each meeting by reviewing a meeting package and any other related materials that are provided in advance of the meeting. Adequate preparation is critical to allow members to participate and contribute fully to discussions and to develop informed opinions in rendering decisions. Council members serve on panels for the Discipline, Fitness to Practise, Registration, Quality Assurance (QAC) and Inquiries Complaints and Reports (ICRC) Committees. These panels require preparation (some panel packages are quite substantial and so can represent a significant commitment), attendance at a panel meeting or participation in a teleconference and, in some cases, writing (Discipline/Fitness to Practice) or review of decisions (Registration, ICRC and QAC). For a detailed breakdown of the time commitment for Council members please click here.
You will receive per diems and direct reimbursements, including travel and accommodation expenses for your preparation time and meeting attendance. Professional members receive a per diem rate of $320.