Introducing your CCO candidates 2020 in the OCA Virtual Town Hall

Candidates answer OCA virtual Town Hall questions to inform eligible voters

“There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter.” – former President Barack Obama

The OCA congratulates all candidates running for the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) election in 2020.

Chiropractors in districts 1 (Northern)5 (Central West) and 6 (Western) responded to our Town Hall questions to help eligible voters to make an informed choice. As in other democratic elections, Town Halls are valuable opportunities for voters to meet candidates, in an authentic and unscripted way; this enables candidates to respond to questions reflecting constituents’ interests. With these Town Hall questions, the OCA creates a virtual environment for voters to learn more about their CCO candidates.

Voting is open until March 30, 2020, by 4:00 p.m. to elect three Council members to our regulatory college.

Below please find the list of candidates by district, voting procedures from the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), as well as a short FAQs section.

Within each district, you will find each candidate’s responses to our Virtual Town Hall questions, followed by their  biographical statements and additional campaign statements.

CCO Council Candidates’ Virtual Town Hall Q&As,

Biographical and Additional Campaign Statements (by District)

(Select the district to view each candidate’s virtual townhall Q&As, biographical statement and campaign statement.)


Election in District 1: Northern

Dr. Kristina Peterson

Dr. Michael (Mike) Staffen


Election in District 5: Central West

Dr. Dwight Chapin

Dr. Sarah Green


Election in District 6: Western

Dr. Michelle Campbell

Dr. Colin Goudreau


Acclamation in District 7:

Academic who had been elected by acclamation to CCO Council from District 7

Congratulations Dr. David Starmer


For your reference, CCO published this 2020 Voting Guide.

CCO Election FAQs

In anticipation of queries you may have, here are the first of a series of questions and answers.

1. Will the OCA endorse any specific candidate over another?

The OCA is not endorsing any candidate. We think a robust roster of candidates, coupled with well-informed voters, will achieve the best results for the profession in Ontario.

2. What exactly is the OCA’s role in this election then?

To mobilize all eligible voters, the OCA will profile every candidate, equitably, in all three districts, and provide helpful questions and answers so members can make informed choices with their votes.

3. Can I contact specific candidates directly to ask them questions?

Yes, you can contact any candidate. There is no CCO prohibition on individual chiropractors engaging with Council candidates to ask questions or obtain more information on their views.

To eligible voters, remember that your votes must be received by the CCO by March 30, 2020, 4:00 p.m.