About the 2021 elections– Consider running!
In July 2021, kinesiologists in the following districts will participate in elections to Council:
- District 4- Central (two spots)
- District 5- Central West (one spot)
- District 6- Western (one spot)
Your district is determined by where you work. If you are not working, your electoral district is determined by where you live. View the electoral districts.
The College will be seeking nominations from kinesiologists eligible to run for Council in early May. View the eligibility criteria.
If you work or live in one of these districts, check your inbox in early May for more information and consider running! This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to public protection and the future of the profession.
If you have any questions about the nomination or election process, contact the College via email.
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:
- 10 kinesiologists elected by their peers for three year terms, one of whom must be a member of an Ontario university’s faculty or department of kinesiology, and
- At least six and no more than eight public members appointed by the Ontario Government to provide the public’s point of view.
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.
Elections are held every July. The schedule is as follows:
- in 2021 and three years after, one member in Districts 4 and 5, and District 6.
- in 2022 and three years after, District 1, one member from Districts 4 and 5, and District 7
- in 2023 and three years after, Districts 2 and 3, and one member from District 4.
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:
- must be registered in good standing;
- cannot have been an employee, officer or director of any professional association or certifying body in the healthcare or health-related field for one year before submitting your nomination;
- must run in the district in which you are eligible to vote;
- (District 7 only) must also be employed full-time at a faculty or department of kinesiology at an Ontario university.
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.
Orientation and training
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.