Council Elections 2018

 

The College of Naturopaths of Ontario is pleased to announce that the elections for the Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario are now officially underway. This year, elections are occurring in Districts 2, 4 and 6. The process began with a Call for Nominations in all three districts issued on December 5, 2017 with a deadline of January 4, 2018 for nominations to be received.


District 2

At the close of nominations on January 4, 2018, the following individual was nominated for election in District 2:

Danielle O’Connor, Burlington, ON

As no other nominations were received, Dr. O’Connor, ND has been acclaimed to this position. Congratulations!  Dr. O’Connor, ND will serve a three-year term beginning on April 25, 2018 and ending at the Council meeting in April 2021. This is her second three-year term on the Council.


District 4

At the close of nominations on January 4, 2018, the following individuals were nominated for election:

Shelley Burns, Toronto, ON
Madeleine Elton, Toronto, ON

Balloting for the election process begins today, February 6, 2018 and will close on March 8, 2018.  Members in District 4 will receive a direct e-mail from the College informing of their eligibility to vote and providing a link to the voting system to cast their “ballot”.


District 6

At the close of nominations on January 4, 2018, the following individual was nominated for election:

Tara Gignac, Collingwood, ON

As no other nominations were received, Dr. Gignac, ND has been acclaimed to the position. Dr. Gignac, ND will serve a three-year term beginning on April 25, 2018 and ending at the Council meeting in April 2021. This is her second three-year term on the Council. Congratulations!


Eligibility to Vote

As a general reminder to all members for this and future elections, section 10.06 of the by-laws set out that in order to vote in an election, a Member must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a certificate of registration (in any class of registration);
  • Have your principle place of practice, or if you are not practising, your principle place of residence, in the district where the election is running;
  • Not be in default of any fees or other amounts owed to the College;
  • Not be in default of returning any required form or information to the College.

As part of the election process, Members in districts where elections are occurring will be advised directly as to whether they are eligible to vote and if not, the steps that they might take to become eligible.

The election process is an important part of the profession-directed regulatory model in Canada. The College is truly grateful to those individuals who are willing to put themselves forward to serve the people of the Province of Ontario in this important capacity.


Andrew Parr, CAE
Registrar & CEO