When does the College of Midwives hold elections?
Each year, usually throughout the month of June, the College holds online elections for professional member vacancies on Council. However, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, elections were postponed and instead will be held throughout the month of August.
The election process is outlined in the College’s General By-Law (s.5). The by-law refers to an ‘election day’, but the College will provide members with the opportunity to vote online from August 1 to August 31, 2020. For the College’s administrative procedures, August 31 is referred to as the ‘election day’.
Who can run?
Any member in good standing can run for election, with some restrictions.
We encourage all eligible members to apply, however, to suit our Council composition needs, we are looking for members who are:
- from rural communities
- practising in expanded, collaborative and/or community health team models
- from racialized and/or marginalized communities
The College’s General By-law includes all of the eligibility criteria and a detailed description of the process.
Please note, if elected, attendance is required for the following 2020/2021 Council dates:
- September 29-30, 2020
- December 8-9, 2020
- March 23-24, 2021
- June 15-16, 2021
- October 5-6, 2021
- December 7-8, 2021
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.
For more information on the election process, eligibility requirements and to access nomination forms please read the Elections Guide. The deadline to submit your election nomination forms to the College is 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2020.
- June 30, 2020: Deadline for nominations
- July 8, 2020: Deadline for withdrawal of nominations
- July 24, 2020: Deadline for written platforms
- August 1, 2020: Online election opens for voting
- August 31, 2020: Last day of election
- September 4, 2020: Election results emailed to membership