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Council Elections

Special election in District 6

This November, kinesiologists in District 6 will elect a kinesiologist to Council.

This special election was called due to a recent resignation from Council. The elected kinesiologist will serve from December 2020 to September 2021 and if interested in continuing to serve, will need to complete the nomination process again in May 2021.

The College is seeking nominations from kinesiologists to run for a position on Council. Kinesiologists in District 6 will receive an email with instructions on how to submit nominations. Once the nomination period has ended, they will receive and email with voting instructions. Continue reading below to learn more about Council and the expectations of Council members.

October 19, 2020 update: After the call for nominations closed on October 2, the College did not receive any eligible nominations. As a result, the College is issuing another call for nominations. All eligible registrants will receive an email with instructions on how to participate in the nomination and election process. Here is the revised election schedule:

ActivityWhen
Election periodNovember 16-20, 2020
College to notify registrants of result of the nomination periodNovember 10, 2020
College to verify nominationsNovember 9, 2020
Deadline to submit nominationsNovember 6, 2020
Nomination period beginsOctober 20, 2020

About elections

The College is run by a Council, similar to a board of directors. Council sets the College’s strategic and policy direction. It makes decisions that protect and promote the public interest. Council is made up of:

While kinesiologists are elected by their peers, they do not represent kinesiologists. Once elected or appointed, all Council members are required to put the interests of the public ahead of the interests of the profession.

Election dates

Elections are held every July. The schedule is as follows:

Determining your electoral district

There are seven electoral districts for the purpose of Council elections. Your electoral district is determined by where you primarily work. If you are not working, your electoral district is determined by where you live. View the electoral districts

Running for election

To run for election, you:

View the full eligibility requirements.

Process for submitting nominations and voting

If you are in a district that is up for election, you will receive an email at the beginning of May notifying you of the upcoming election. This email will contain instructions on how to submit nominations. Nominations must be submitted online. The College accepts nominations for about two weeks, and the names of candidates eligible for election are announced in late June. In mid-July and if you are eligible to vote, you will receive an email that contains your ballot. You are eligible to vote if you have paid all fees owed to the College. 

The full election process can be found in section 10 of the College By-Laws.

Being a Council member

You will attend Council and committee meetings and participate in discussions and decision-making that impacts your profession and the patients/clients of kinesiologists. You will need to review meeting materials and come prepared to discuss and consider the various matters before Council or committees.

Council meets at least four times a year for at least one full day. Council meetings are typically in-person meetings.

You are expected to sit on at least two committees. Committees usually meet every six-eight weeks depending on the caseload, or only when necessary. All Council members are automatically on the Discipline and Fitness to Practise committees, which only meet in panels (i.e. a small sub-set of the committee). Committee selection occurs at the first Council meeting following the election. Learn more about committees

Council and committee dates are set in advance as much as possible to help you plan. Council and committee materials are provided to you at least one week before the meeting to give you time to review. 

Council members receive a per diem of $150 for each meeting attended (Council and committee meetings, including teleconferences). Preparation time is paid and the College reimburses all reasonable travel, meal and accommodation expenses related to attending a meeting.

Once elected, you will receive an information package with details about upcoming meetings and how to select your committees. You will also be provided with various resources to read over. An orientation day is held every August for new Council members.