Run for election to the OCA Board of Directors and help lead our profession forward

The OCA will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on Saturday, January 29, 2022. The Board consists of 12 OCA members.
The OCA bylaws require that elections be held prior to each AGM to replace those directors whose terms are expiring.

2021 OCA Board Candidate Nominations

This year, there are four positions open for election for a three-year term. The Nomination Form and election materials are due no later than Monday, November 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. and must be submitted by email to Deborah Gibson at dgibson@chiropractic.on.ca.

Results of the OCA Board Election will be announced at the OCA virtual AGM on January 29, 2022.

OCA Director Position Overview

Serving the chiropractic profession is a personal honour and a significant responsibility. The profession requires committed and responsible individuals who are prepared to permit their names to stand in service to the profession. Consider this role or look to your colleagues for those who would serve our profession.

An organization is as healthy as the interest shown by its members in its functioning and future planning. The many successes of the OCA, for the past 92 years, have been achieved through dedicated leadership supported by a strong membership. Your help is needed to continue our progress into the future. Exercise your ability to affect chiropractic’s future in Ontario. The best Boards reflect gender, demographic differences, and geographic coverage. Collaboration is key to an effective Board, where members demonstrate respect, trust, and candor.

Eligibility

Nomination for a position as a director on the OCA Board is open to any OCA voting member who has been a member in good standing for at least three consecutive years. The OCA Board of Directors meets four or five times per year. Directors are expected to serve on Board committees and become involved in policy development, governance, and fiscal oversight.

The bylaws provide that:

‘The number of directors to be elected following nomination by the members (each such position a “Member Nominee”) shall be equal to the number of directors whose terms are ending on the day of the AGM, except that when an incumbent director’s term ends if that director is the Vice-chair (having served one year or two years of a two-year term of office), or the Chair (having served one year of a two-year term of office), such person may be nominated by the board for election as a director, and the number of Member Nominees shall be reduced by one.’

Board Candidate Nominations and Election Process

To be considered a candidate for the Board, please follow these steps:

1. Complete your Nomination Form, signed by 10 OCA members in good standing. A member may only sign one nomination form. The OCA will contact potential Board candidates to create the nominees’ profiles for the election ballot.

2. Submit a photo (headshot) of the nominee by email in a ‘.jpg’, ‘.png’, or ‘.gif’ format.

Candidates are also invited to share up to three supporting resources (for example, links to social media channels (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Linked In), or research publications (optional).

Please refer to the OCA Board Member (Director) Job Description as a guide for prospective candidates. The job description identifies the requirements and responsibilities of an OCA Director.


Additionally, information regarding any actual or potential conflict of interest situations or circumstances that a nominee may have in serving in the position to which he or she has been nominated should be declared and included in the materials that are submitted. (Please refer to the Conflict of Interest Policy and Confidentiality Policy on our website).

For questions or more information, please contact Caroline Brereton, CEO, OCA at governance@chiropractic.on.ca.