The CMPA is governed by an elected council of 30 practising physicians representing 10 geographical areas across Canada. Once elected, councillors serve for a three year term. Each year approximately one-third of the positions on council are scheduled for nomination and election.
The CMPA Nominating Committee considers and selects nominees to recommend for election to the membership. All CMPA members have the opportunity to seek nomination and election to council on the basis of their province/territory of work (geographical area) and their type of practice. Current members of council may also choose to seek nomination and re-election for an additional three year term. An annual Report of the Nominating Committee is prepared, outlining the recommended nominees to the CMPA membership. CMPA members may also propose additional nominee(s). If eligible nominations are received from the membership, online elections are held for any contested council positions. Nominees who are unopposed are acclaimed to their positions without the requirement for an election.
Council positions scheduled for nomination and election in 2018
In 2018, 11 council positions are scheduled for nomination and election in the following Areas and Divisions*:
- Area 1 (British Columbia and Yukon)
1 position in Division A and 1 position in Division B
- Area 3 (Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
1 position in Division A or B
- Area 4 (Manitoba)
1 position in Division A or B
- Area 5 (Ontario)
1 position in Division A and 3 positions in Division B
- Area 6 (Québec)
3 positions in Division B
As noted above, any member of the CMPA in an Area and Division in which the current term of the incumbent is ending may seek the nomination of the Nominating Committee or by CMPA members. Current members of council may also choose to seek nomination and re-election for an additional three year term.
*Divisions for the purpose of election of candidates to Council
To ensure the representation of the different specialties in the fields of medicine and surgery and of general practice, the Association’s By-law requires that individuals interested in seeking election to council be considered to practice in two Divisions, as follows:
- Division A - Certification from CFPC, or CMQ (Specialists in Family Medicine), or physicians without CFPC or RCPSC certification
- Division B - Specialist certification from RCPSC or CMQ, not including Specialists in Family Medicine
Candidate Information Guide
Members interested in seeking nomination and election to council are invited to review the Candidate Information Guide [PDF].
Candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee will consider individuals, including current councillors seeking nomination and re-election, wishing to seek its endorsement during its November 2nd, 2017 meeting. It is noted the Committee’s activities and deliberations may continue into December. Information on the required submission documentation and timelines can be found in the guide [PDF].
A Report of the Nominating Committee will be released by January 10th, 2018, announcing the recommended slate of candidates for council positions scheduled for election. Interested members may also seek nomination through the CMPA membership. Those members are encouraged to review the candidate information guide and must submit the following documents by no later than February 14th, 2018:
- 2018 nomination form for election to CMPA council [PDF]
- Curriculum vitae template [DOC]
- Candidate statement
- Colour photo
Members interested in seeking nomination for consideration by the Nominating Committee or CMPA members are encouraged to contact the Association by email at email@example.com.